EEA warns of aviation’s increasing emissions

Rising emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants from aviation pose a serious problem for the EU, says the European Environment Agency

Rising emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants from aviation pose a serious problem for the EU, says the European Environment Agency.

A 2.6% rise in greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 limited the decrease in the transport sector’s overall climate impact, according to the EEA’s annual report on the environmental effects of transport.

Overall GHG emissions fell by just 0.6%, not including sea shipping. Air travel increased by 10% to hit an all-time high in 2011.

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