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Climate change has cost the EU €145 billion in a decade

The EU has lost around €145 billion in a decade due to climate change related events, according to Eurostat. Image: Pexels/pixabay

Stefan Ellerbeck

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Figure showing the climate change related economic losses by type of event
Climate change related economic losses in the EU increased by almost 2% per year 2010-2020. Image: Eurostat/EEA
Figure showing the climate change related economic losses
Greece suffered the worst economic losses of the EU countries in 2020 as a result of climate change related events. Image: Eurostat/EEA

Charts showing the greenhouse gas emissions by country, absolute change from 1990-2020
Emissions fell by over 1.5 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent over three decades. Image: Eurostat/EEA
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Global temperature rises under all scenarios will harm global GDP by mid-century, Swiss Re data shows. Image: Swiss Re
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