According to estimations made by the European Environmental Agency (EEA), the EU's total 2011 greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.5 %, despite higher coal consumption and a growing gross domestic product (GDP).

In addition, the agency found out that the emissions fell even further in the 15 member states with a common commitment under the Kyoto Protocol (EU-15),  going down by 3.5 % between 2010 and 2011.

Furthermore, the agency discovered that EU 2011 emissions stood approxim...

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