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SOER Message (Deprecated) Mitigating climate change — key message 3
EEA member countries collectively reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 7.5 % and per capita emissions from 10.9 to 9.3 tonnes CO2-equivalent between 1990 and 2008.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Mitigating climate change - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message (Deprecated) Mitigating climate change — key message 5
The reduction of ozone-depleting substances under the UNEP Montreal Protocol has also resulted in greenhouse gas emissions cuts significantly larger than the emission reductions that will take place under the Kyoto Protocol until 2012.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Mitigating climate change - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message (Deprecated) Mitigating climate change — key message 6
Scientific studies show that global greenhouse gas emissions should not exceed 44 to 46 Gt CO2-equivalents per year by 2020 in order to give a 50 % chance of limiting global mean temperature increase to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The reduction pledges made under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord fall short of keeping global greenhouse gas emissions below this peak level.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Mitigating climate change - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
SOER Message (Deprecated) Mitigating climate change — key message 2
The EU is making good progress towards achieving its emission reduction targets. In the EU-27, which has set an independent target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 % by 2020 as compared to 1990 levels, emissions were 11.3 % below 1990 levels in 2008 and, according to EEA estimates, 17 % below 1990 levels in 2009. In the EU-15, which has an 8 % reduction target under the Kyoto Protocol, emissions were 6.9 % below base-year levels in 2008 and, according to EEA estimates, 13 % below base-year levels in 2009.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Mitigating climate change - SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Figure Greenhouse gas emission targets in Europe under the Kyoto Protocol (2008–2012) relative to base‑year emissions
Greenhouse gas emission targets in Europe under the Kyoto Protocol (2008–2012) relative to base‑year emissions
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Highlight Climate change: immediate action is the best economic option
In the last decade, global greenhouse gas emissions have increased more rapidly than ever, and without global cooperation they will continue to rise. Reduction efforts will become increasingly challenging and costly the longer they are delayed, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
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Press Release Policies put the EU on track to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets but bigger push needed for 2030
European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020.
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