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on the environment

Key facts

Mitigating climate change - key fact 2

The EU contributes around 12 % of annual global anthropogenic direct greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mitigating climate change - key fact 1

Global cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient to keep average world temperature increases below 2° C.

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Mitigating climate change - key fact 3

The UNEP Montreal Protocol resulted in a significant reduction of emissions of some potent greenhouse gases.

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Mitigating climate change - key fact 4

According to preliminary estimates, EU greenhouse gas emissions were 17 % below 1990 levels in 2009.

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Mitigating climate change - key fact 5

The EU-15 is on track to meet its common Kyoto Protocol target (8 % reduction compared to 1990 levels). Other EU Member States with individual Kyoto targets are also on track.

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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