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Global Warming Potential decreased by 2.9% in 2016, despite the growth of economic activity
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Global Warming Potential decreased by 2.9% in 2016, despite the growth of economic activity - 2016
18 October 2018

Summary

In 2016, Global Warming Potential decreased 2.9%, Acidification Potential 2.0% and Troposphere Ozone Formation Potential 3.3%, while economic activity (measured by Gross Value Added at basic prices) grew 1.6%. This decoupling situation (reduction of environmental impact and economic growth) did not happen since 2010.
Portugal presented the sixth lowest Global Warming Potential per capita in the EU28 (75.7% of the European average) in 2015.


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