Moderate progress on SDG13 – climate action


Eurostat published on May 24, 2022, the 2022 monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context, which shows that over the last five years the climate action goal (SDG 13) has had moderate progress. This goal calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. It aims to limit global warming to well below 2°C – preferably to 1.5°C – compared with pre-industrial times.

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Methodological notes: 

  • The CO2 footprints are calculated applying Leontief type of modelling, using FIGARO inter-country input-output tables (ICIOT) as main input and CO2 emissions as an environmental extension. Carbon footprints by private households are not included in the calculations of the model, since they are not covered by the ICIOT, so they are added separately to the final results.
  • FIGARO stands for ‘Full International and Global Accounts for Research in input-Output analysis’. They are also known as EU inter-country Supply, Use and Input-Output tables (EU IC-SUIOTs). FIGARO tables are a new statistical product of the integrated global accounts for economic modelling. They link national accounts and data on business, trade and jobs.