Agence France-PresseOctober 9, 2013 05:35
The European Union is on track to meet its 2020 targets for reducing carbon emissions and switching to cleaner energy sources, its environmental watchdog said on Wednesday.
By the end of 2012, the EU had reduced its output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases by nearly 18 percent compared to the benchmark year of 1990.
"It is already close to the target of 20-percent emissions reduction by 2020," the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report.
Recently-published data pointed to a drop in EU emissions of almost one percent in 2012 over 2011.