ENVIRONMENT LITTERING

CO2 EMISSIONS

+1.4%

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global CO2 emissions rise in 2017
-says IEA Global Energy and CO2 Status Report 2018-

35%

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The share of global Greenhouse gas emissions originated by the electricity and heat production sector (including fuel extraction, refining, processing, and transportation)
– says IPCC, Climate Change 2014-

2 billion

TON/YEAR

The increase in the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the upper layer of the oceans
– says IPCC, Climate Change 2014-

CO2 EMISSIONS GLOBALLY

The most important sources of global greenhouse emissions are:

65%

made of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and industrial processes;

16%

made of Methane;

11%

made of carbon dioxide from forestry and other land use.

European Union is the 3rd most important carbon dioxide emitter in the world, after China and the U.S, and it accounted for 3,469,671 kt CO2 emission in 2015.

* according to the EDGAR database, created by European Commission and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency released in 2015

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CO2 emissions regulations and policies

The European Commission set ambitious goals for CO2 emissions reduction in the next 40 years.

01. Sustainable model

It has a clear objective to adopt a cost-effective path towards a sustainable and responsible model, that is not detrimental for the environment, believing in an affordable transition.

02. Climate Action

In the context of it Climate Action, the European Commission fixed the bar high with its low-carbon roadmap planning on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 with respect to 1990 levels.

03. Technology

This means cutting emissions by 40% by 2030 and by 60% within 2040.
The introduction and spreading of innovative technologies will constitute a key factor in order to win this challenge.

CO2 EMISSIONS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES

The most evident environmental repercussion of CO2 emissions is global warming.
Its effects are more and more evident as desertification, sea level rise, storms and extreme events occur at an increasing frequency.
Moreover, the IPCC 2008 studied that oceans are 30% more acidic since the industrial revolution. This phenomenon may impact marine food chain and affect the overall structure of marine ecosystems.

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