Cyprus’ CO2 emissions in EU for 2016 rise but overall emissions volume remains the lowest, Eurostat says

Cyprus recorded the second highest increase of CO2 emissions in 2016, by up to +7.0% in the European Union, according to early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use for 2016 is published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

However, Cyprus’ share in the overall emissions volume in the EU remains the lowest for any member state at 0.2%, along with Latvia.

Eurostat estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year.

According to Eurostat estimates, CO2 emissions rose in 2016 in a majority of EU Member States, with the highest increase being recorded in Finland (+8.5%), followed by Cyprus (+7.0%), Slovenia (+5.8%) and Denmark (+5.7%). Decreases were registered in eleven Member States, notably in Malta (-18.2%), Bulgaria (-7.0%), Portugal (-5.7%) and the United Kingdom (-4.8%).

Source: Cyprus News Agency