Romania’s greenhouse gas emissions slashed 55 pct over past 20 years

Romania has reduced its per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent in the past 20 years, and some 4.5 billion euros will flow into the national economy by 2030 through the wind energy sector, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Attila Korodi told the meeting of the high-level segment of the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima.

”As regards renewable energy, in 2013, the contribution of energy from renewable resources to Romania’s total consumption basket reached 40 percent. This success could be achieved with major efforts and significant costs for the population, but it also translated into job creation and the introduction of new technologies in the economy. For instance, the figures speak about the creation of about 10,000 jobs and the injection, by 2030, of about 4.5 billion euros into Romania’s economy only through the wind energy sector. Romania, in the last 20 years, has reached the performance of reducing its per capita emissions by 55 percent”, Korodi explained.


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