Total volume of carbon dioxide emitted in the EU countries 2017

This statistic illustrates the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the member states of the European Union (EU) in 2017. It shows that in Belgium, 72 million metric tons of CO2 were emitted in 2017.

Total emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the member states of the European Union (EU) in 2017

Emissions in million metric tons
Germany664.3
United Kingdom308
Poland289.2
Italy258.1
France234.7
Spain216.9
Netherlands149.1
Czechia82.6
Belgium72.3
Denmark67.4
Romania66.5
Greece59.5
Portugal48.9
Austria47.2
Bulgaria44.9
Finland43.4
Sweden43.4
Hungary38
Ireland37.6
Slovakia29.3
Estonia18.2
Lithuania17.3
Croatia13.2
Slovenia12.1
luxembourg7.4
Latvia6.9
Cyprus5.8
Malta*2.8
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Sources

Release date

February 2019

Region

France

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Estimates

Values ​​have been rounded.

According to the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere accounts for two-thirds of the increase in the greenhouse effect induced by human activities ( combustion of gas, oil, deforestation ...). The current CO2 emissions will have an impact on atmospheric concentrations and global temperature for decades, because its lifespan in the atmosphere is of the order of a hundred years.

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