EU greenhouse gas emissions down, but faster progress needed

EU member states are broadly on track to meet the bloc's 2020 climate target, but must introduce new policies to cut emissions by 40% by 2030, according to the European Environment Agency

EU member states are broadly on track to meet the bloc’s overall 2020 climate target but must introduce new policies to cut emissions by 40% by 2030, according to the European Environment Agency. 

According to preliminary data submitted by member states, the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2% from 2017 to 2018, meaning the bloc has reduced its overall emissions by 23.2% below the 1990 baseline - comfortably beating its target of 20% by 2020. 

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