Annual European Union approximated greenhouse gas inventory for the year 2018

This report provides preliminary (‘approximated’ or proxy) estimates of greenhouse (GHG) emissions for the year 2018 in the European Union (EU) and other member countries of the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report shows that in 2018, EU GHG emissions decreased in 2018, with the largest emission reduction observed since 2014. Total emissions, including international aviation (i.e. consistent with the EU’s domestic GHG emission targets) decreased by 2.0 % from 2017 levels. This is a reduction of 23.2 % when compared to 1990. Emissions covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) decreased by 4.2 % and emissions in the other sectors (i.e. covered by the Effort Sharing Decision) decreased by 0.8 %.