Hungary CO2 emissions growth well over EU average in 2017
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 6.9% in Hungary in 2017 from the previous year, well over the 1.8% European Union average rise, according to first estimates by the EUʼs statistical office Eurostat published Friday.
The highest increase was recorded in Malta (+12.8%), followed by Estonia (+11.3%), Bulgaria (+8.3%), Spain (+7.4%), and Portugal (+7.3%), reported Hungarian news agency MTI.
Decreases were registered in seven member states: Finland (-5.9%), Denmark (-5.8%), the United Kingdom (-3.2%), Ireland (-2.9%), Belgium (-2.4%), Latvia (-0.7%), and Germany (-0.2%). The total does not include data for Sweden.
CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, population size, transport and industrial activities.
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