12 June 2014 — According to official data from the European Environment Agency, the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to 19.2 per cent below 1990 – putting the EU well within reach of its target of 20 per cent reduction by 2020.

Emissions have decreased by 1082 megatonnes in the EU since 1990, with the report stating this has largely been due to emissions reductions in transport and industry and a growing proportion of energy from renewable sources. The UK and Germany, however, bucked the decreasing emissions trend due to increased use of solid fuels.

See the report here.