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Air pollution causes more than 253,000 deaths across the EU every year. Can these deaths be prevented?
What we do
Together with our Eionet network, we provide the knowledge and the data needed to achieve sustainability in Europe.
We support policies with evidence-based knowledge
to help the European Union and our member countries achieve sustainability
We build and maintain networks and partnerships
to facilitate sharing of knowledge and expertise across Europe
We inform public and policy discussions
on sustainability solutions and challenges
We collect, quality check and disseminate data,
making full use of digitalisation and latest innovative technologies
Europe's progress towards 2030 climate and energy targets
The EU has reduced net greenhouse gas emissions including international aviation, by 31% compared to 1990 levels, while simultaneously fostering economic growth. Against the backdrop of soaring natural gas prices, 2022 witnessed a 2% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, driven by substantial decreases in the buildings and industrial sectors, while emissions from energy supply and transport saw an increase.
To achieve the 2030 emission reduction target, the pace of annual reductions in Europe must more than double compared with the annual progress seen since 2005. More rapid reductions are particularly needed for the emissions from road transport, buildings, agriculture, waste and small industries. Reductions in energy consumption and growth of renewable energy must accelerate even faster to reach the 2030 targets.