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7.96% reduction of harmful emissions from the economy in Cyprus

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The figures are based on Eurostat estimates of greenhouse gas emissions by economic activity

ΜεΙωση 7.96% βλαβε ρoν εκπομπoν απo την οικονομiα στ&eta ;ν Κyπρο

The biggest reductions in emissions were recorded in Bulgaria (15.2%), Estonia (14.7%) and Slovenia (9.6%).

By 7.96% (2.93% in the EU) greenhouse gas emissions from economic activities in Cyprus decreased in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the first quarter of 2022, while the GDP recorded an increase of 3.44 % (1.20% in the EU), according to figures released by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office. The figures are based on Eurostat's estimates of greenhouse gas emissions by economic activity.

In particular, in the first quarter of 2023, greenhouse gas emissions from the Cyprus economy amounted to 2.252 million tons of CO2 equivalents (CO2-equivalent), while in the same period in 2022 emissions had reached 2.447 million tones.

At EU level, emissions from economic activity amounted to 941 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent in the first quarter of 2023, while in the first quarter of 2022 they had reached 969 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent.

Greenhouse gas emissions fell in 21 of the 27 EU member states between the first quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.

Emissions increased in Ireland (9.1%), Latvia (7.5%), Slovakia (1.9%), Denmark (1.7%), Sweden (1.6%) and Finland ( 0.3%). At the same time, an increase in GDP was recorded in these member states.

The largest reductions in emissions were recorded in Bulgaria (15.2%), Estonia (14.7%) and Slovenia (9.6%).

Among the Member States where there was a reduction in emissions, only six (Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Poland) also recorded a reduction in GDP. As Eurostat notes, this means that 15 EU countries (Portugal, Croatia, Belgium, Malta, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Romania, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia and Bulgaria) reduced their greenhouse gas emissions. , increasing their GDP at the same time.

The economic sectors responsible for the most greenhouse gas emissions in the first quarter of 2023 in the EU were households (24%), the manufacturing (20%), electricity and natural gas supply (19%), agriculture (13%) and transport and storage (10%). It should be noted that Eurostat did not publish data on emissions by sector at Member State level.

According to the data, emissions fell in five of the nine economic sectors for which they are recorded. figures compared to the first quarter of 2022. The largest decrease was recorded in the electricity and natural gas supply sector (-12.3%), while the largest increase in emissions was recorded in the transport and storage sector (+7.2% ).

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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