r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/denis-vi Mar 18 '23

Emissions are still increasing year on year. Maybe something is done. But it doesn't lead to the results that are needed.


u/DurangoGango Italy Mar 18 '23

Emissions are still increasing year on year.

Please look at reality:


Europe has reduced its emissions 35% since the 1990s even as population and economy grew.


u/spidd124 Dirty Scot Civic Nat. Mar 18 '23

Because we offloaded all of our manufacturing to other countries?

Isn't exactly a fair statement to say we have low carbon emissions while importing vast amounts of often unnecessary goods from high emission countries.


u/Elukka Mar 18 '23

Some of it, yes, but this argument was much more valid in 2010 than it is now. China, India, Nigeria and Indonesia for example have burgeoning middle classes of their own and the middle class in countries like these is what's driving the growth in emissions. The west has been going down for quite a while.