Eco good news as total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union reach their lowest level since 1990   

By Jill Dando News

Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union have hit their lowest level since 1990, bringing good news to millions.

The fabulous statistics were released in official EU data reported by the European Environment Agency to the UN.

The news is a welcome boost to campaigners such as young people in schools such as Worle Community School Academy, (WCSA) in Weston-super-Mare, part of The Priory Learning Trust, (TPLT) in Somerset.

Head Boy and Girl at WCSA pictured live on ITV News while at COP26

It has won international awards for its work highlighting the issues over the years.

Students Jack Clark and Olivia Finch featured on national TV news in Glasgow COP26 in November shortly after leaving their award-winning roles pushing eco work as Head Boy and Girl.

Key drivers that led to emission reductions over the past three decades include the growing use of renewables, the use of less carbon intensive fossil fuels, and improvements in energy efficiency. 

The EU continued to record substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions in 2020, posting an 11% drop compared to 2019.

The report revealed that almost all EU Member States reduced emissions compared to 1990 and contributed to the overall positive EU performance. Germany and the UK (which withdrew from the EU in February 2020) accounted for 47% of the total net reductions over the past 30 years.

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