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Driving forces behind EU-27 greenhouse gas emissions over the decade 1999-2008.

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Bolla (V), Pendolovska (V). http://temis.documentation.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/document.xsp?id=Temis-0068967



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Published 28 February 2011
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General and regional statistics Environment and energy Authors: Viktoria BOLLA, Velina PENDOLOVSKA
S t a t i s t i c s i n f o c u s 10/2011
Driving forces behind EU-27 greenhouse gas emissions over the decade 1999-2008
Over the decade, greenhouse gas (GHG)Main findings of this publication:emissions in the EU-27 decreased by 2.4%. TheConsumption of energy grew by 5.2% while areas where emissions decreased were:energyuse use,waste,manufacturing and constructionand:%3.1ybdesareecdgyerenvorelalsnformemissioGHG agriculture. At the same time emissions from theoindustri energy industries,industrial processesandgryeenthehat,oftOutasreofemieiosssseewohnadcnisnby.3%9. transportwere growing.o5% rise of emissions from transport canThe Inthispublicationwelookatimportanttrendsinabnedetxhpelaliancekdobfysiignncirfeiacsainntgsthriaftnstpoowratrvdoslumesthese areas to help understand what has led to the emissions reduction. The European Statistical Systemob-susaw.Thendfuelsnhtsoergwohtiasedomrenaelc collects official statistics that are often used to two sectors estimategreenhousegasemissionswhicharethenroeultawteedigehmeidssbiyonas1i0n.7m%anduefcalcitnuerionfgeannedrgy-reported in emissions inventories. Thus, while the inventory data is collected by the Europeanht2-UEuE7eporsannegeteraondcnotsurtcoi.nIn2008,inEnvironment Agency, Eurostat has statistics that e provide a solid basis for analysis of the underlying average 9 kg more municipal waste per capita driving forces behind emissions. than in 1999. Despite this growth, the rovement of waste treatment resulted in Climate change is a major threat to sustainable imp n cut amon all the development.Indicatorsthatmonitorprogresslsaercgtoersts.p(rcoopnotritniuoensaloenmniesxstiopage)g towards the objectives and targets of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy are utilized here to provide the framework for the present analysis.
Figure 1: EU-27 greenhouse gas emissions by sector, 2008 (percentage of total) Fugitive Other Energy Emissions from 14.7%Fuels Transport 1.7% 19.5%
Manufacturing Industries and Construction 12.4%
Energy Industries 31.0%
Source: EEA, also available at Eurostat (online data code:tsdcc210)
Industrial Processes 8.3% Agriculture 9.6% Waste 2.8%