Slovakia reduced CO2 emissions the most in EU

SLOVAKIA reported the best results in reducing the CO2 emissions from fossil fuels combustion, according to the Eurostat data. 

(Source: SME)

The emission dropped by 14.1 percent last year, while the average of the whole European Union was 5 percent, the TASR newswire reported.

The CO2 emissions are the main contributor to global warming and constitute about 80 percent of all green gas emissions in the EU, according to the European Commission. The Eurostat data suggest that the CO2 emissions dropped in nearly all EU countries, except for Bulgaria (up by 7.1 percent), Cyprus (up by 3.5 percent), Malta (up by 2.5 percent), Lithuania (up by 2.2 percent), Finland (up by 0.7 percent), and Sweden (up by 0.2 percent).

The second highest drop was reported by Denmark (10.7 percent), Slovenia (9.1 percent), the United Kingdom (8.7 percent), and France (8.2 percent).

Scientists say that it is necessary to continue in reducing the CO2 emissions in order to achieve the goal to decrease the global warming by 2 degrees Celsius, as reported by TASR.

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