Climate Change

The European Union has cut greenhouse gas emissions in every sector - except this one

While greenhouse gas emissions are being cut across sectors in the EU, transport remains tricky to decarbonise.

Compared with 1990, greenhouse gas emissions from the EU’s transport sector were up by the equivalent of 50 million tonnes of CO2 in 2020. Image: Unsplash/Marcin Jozwiak

Victoria Masterson
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The transport and energy sectors are responsible for the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.

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Road transport is the EU’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the transport sector.

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