Slovenia below EU average in reducing CO2 emissions

Luxembourg – Slovenia was below the EU average in terms of its reduction in CO2 emissions last year. Preliminary data show that the EU average was at 10%, whereas Slovenia managed to cut CO2 emissions by 6%, Eurostat has reported.

The overall reduction in the EU and in all member states is attributed mostly to measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, which significantly slowed down economic activity.

Slovenia reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 6% and was ahead of, for instance, Malta (-1%), Hungary (-1.7%) and Ireland and Lithuania (-2.6% each).

According to Eurostat, Greece bid best (-18.7%), followed by Estonia (-18.1%), Luxembourg (-17.9%), Spain (-16.2%) and Denmark (-14.8%).