Climate Change

Decoupling Emissions and Growth in the EU

Emissions and economic data released by Eurostat on 14 February show that 11 out of 27 EU countries managed to decrease emissions while increasing their GDP from Q3 2022 to Q3 2023.

For the EU overall, emissions decreased by -7.1% while GDP decreased by -0.2%. The largest emissions cuts were recorded in Estonia, followed by Bulgaria and Germany. 23 out of 27 EU countries recorded reduced emissions.

While Estonia recorded a reduction of over -30% in GHG emissions, GDP was down by -3.9% over the same period. Only Ireland recorded a lower growth (-5.8%) out of the 27 EU countries.

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