Britain one of only four EU states which saw emissions increase in 2012

The UK was one of just four EU states that saw an increase in carbon emissions between 2011 and 2012, according to a new report.

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The UK was one of just four EU states that saw an increase in carbon emissions between 2011 and 2012, according to a new report.

Emissions fell in twenty-three out of 27 EU member states in 2012, with overall emissions for the EU 27 falling by 2.1 per cent. In the UK, however, emissions increased by 3.9 per cent.

In 2012, the EU member state with the highest level of CO2 emissions in absolute terms was Germany (728 million tons), followed by the United Kingdom (472 mn tons), Italy (366 mn tons), France (332 mn tons), Poland (297 mn tons) and Spain (258 mn tons). These six Member States accounted overall for more than 70 per cent of total EU27 CO2 emissions in 2012.

In most member states emissions decreased in 2012, however, apart from in the following countries: the United Kingdom (+3.9 per cent), Lithuania (+1.7 per cent) and Germany (+0.9 per cent). The largest decreases were recorded in Belgium and Finland (both -11.8%), Sweden (-10.1 per cent), Denmark (-9.4 per cent), Cyprus (-8.5 per cent), Bulgaria (-6.9 per cent), Slovakia (-6.5 per cent), the Czech Republic (-5.2 per cent), Italy and Poland (both -5.1 per cent).

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