EU greenhouse gas emissions fall for third consecutive year

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L’utilisation des énergies renouvelables contribue à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. © AFP PHOTO/Adrian Dennis

European Union emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases (GHG) declined for the third consecutive year in 2007, according to the EU’s GHG inventory report compiled by the European Environment Agency. The EU-27’s overall domestic emissions were 9.3 % below 1990 levels, which equalled a drop of 1.2 % or 59 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent compared to 2006. The EU-15 now stands 5 % below its Kyoto Protocol base year levels.

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