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Greenhouse gas emissions down 7 percent yr/yr, close to 2030 target

Hungary's greenhouse gas emissions fell by 7 percent in 2022 compared with 2021, the energy ministry said on Tuesday, citing the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ) which sends approximate data on emissions to the European Commission at the end of July each year.

Since 1990, emissions have fallen by 37 percent, the ministry said in a statement citing the preliminary data.

Industrial emissions were down 18 percent year on year, while those contributed by agriculture declined by 12 percent. Transport-related emissions increased but the upward curve flattened, the statement added.

Total emissions of Hungarian businesses registered in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) fell by 12 percent in 2022.

Eurostat data from June indicates that Hungary cut its carbon dioxide emissions from energy use by 8.6 percent, to the greatest extent after the Benelux countries, the statement said.

Final data will be released in spring 2024.

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