European Union Emissions Have Fallen

European Union emissions have fallen to the lowest since the early 1960″s.Do you know what great thing happened about 60 years ago (yes, loads of pretty important boomers were born but that’s not it) but also happened again in 2023? That would be the lowest level of emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) in the EU in about six decades.

May the graph continue to dip even lower and the lessons learned be spread beyond the borders of the EU so that many more countries can reach this wonderful achievement

The EU’s progress in reducing emissions has accelerated in 2023, with the second steepest reduction after 2020, which was heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. New analysis from CREA finds that the EU’s CO2 emissions have dropped to levels not seen since the 1960’s. More than half of the 2023 reduction stems from a cleaner electricity mix.


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