Total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-28 1990-2017

This statistic depicts the volume of greenhouse gases emitted by the EU-28 countries during selected years from 1990 to 2017. The year with the highest volume was the year 2000 with 5,720.8 MtCO2e emitted. Between 1990 and 2016, total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU showed a continuous decreasing trend, with 2016 recording the lowest emission levels in the period. The total greenhouse gas emissions increased slightly in 2017, however, to 4,483.1 MtCO2e.

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU-28) from 1990 to 2017

Emissions in million metric tons of CO2
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* MtCO2e = Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
** Figure released in a previous report.

Includes international aviation and indirect CO2, excluding LULUCF.

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