Cyprus emissions increased by 14.3%

Emissions in the first quarter of 2022 increased in almost all EU member states compared to the same quarter in 2021, indicating recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Netherlands (-9%) and Finland (-1%) were the only Member States to record emissions reductions in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2021. Among Member States with increased emissions in the same comparison, the period was Bulgaria (+38%), Malta (+21%) and Ireland (+20%). Cyprus is in her fifth position among EU member states, an increase of 14.3% compared to the same period last year.

Comparing the first quarter of 2020 with the same quarter of 2019 reveals the opposite picture. Nearly all her EU member states recorded emissions reductions at the start of the pandemic.

In the first quarter of 2022, the EU economy’s greenhouse gas emissions totaled 1,029 million tonnes of CO2e (CO2e), an increase of 7% and 6% compared to the same quarters in 2020 and 2021 but still below pre-COVID-19 levels recorded in the first quarter of 2019, when the EU economy emitted 1,035 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. Cyprus emissions increased by 14.3%

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