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Key figures on climate
France, Europe and Worldwide
2023 EDITION
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Part 3

How much greenhouse gas is emitted in Europe?



In 2021, 3.5 Gt CO2 eq of GHGs were emitted in the European Union (excluding LULUCF), down 28.9% on 1990. The energy industry is the leading emitting sector in Europe. Since the 1990s, emissions have been falling in all sectors except transport. Due to the weight of certain countries and contrasting economic developments, the contribution to this decline is unevenly distributed across member countries.