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Global Warming Potential increased 6.9% in 2017, outpacing the economic activity growth
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Global Warming Potential increased 6.9% in 2017, outpacing the economic activity growth - 2017
18 October 2019

Summary

In 2017, the main environmental indicators increased: Global Warming Potential (6.9%), Acidification (1.4%) and Tropospheric Ozone Formation (1.3%), while economic activity (measured by Gross Value Added) grew 3.3%.
Between 2008 and 2017, CO2 emission per GVA unit, which is part of the set of monitoring indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals, decreased 11.2% in Portugal and 21.3% in the EU28. Since 2014, Portugal has been showing higher CO2 emissions per unit of value added than the EU28.


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