A thematic section, presenting a wide range of statistics and data on climate change, is available on the Eurostat website.
This section provides information on topics related to climate change, such as the human activities that cause climate emergency, also known as drivers, greenhouse gas emissions, the various impacts of climate change, as well as mitigation activities and adaptation measures.
You can easily access:
- a complete and detailed database,
- news articles and other statistical publications, including the data and analysis related to the progress of the EU in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) available in the report Sustainable development in the European Union – Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context – 2023 edition, as well as interactive resources such as Shedding light on energy in the EU – 2023 interactive edition, that offers insights into EU’s energy sources and consumption,
- Information on data including an explanation of the methodology for reporting greenhouse gas emissions, as well as references for further reading.
- Climate change refers to deviations in climate patterns that exceed climate’s normal variability, brought about by human activities. The greenhouse gases emitted into our atmosphere cause this.
- Among the drivers of these emissions are the burning of fossil fuels, industrial processes, livestock farming, and waste treatment.
- Increasing global temperatures, rising sea levels, and more extreme weather conditions are some of the impacts of climate change that have subsequent wide-ranging effects on ecosystems, the economy, society, and human health. Climate change-related statistics can help us understand this entire process better.
- Visit our thematic section on climate change to learn more on this topic.