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Romania

TOTAL POPULATION

19.9 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

70,000 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

3,241,800 kt European Union, YEAR 2014

“At least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Gozo Biova donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Elizabet Zhivkova donated € 200 to Help Build a Sustainable Art Community in Ghana . Microplastics: Macroproblems donated € 190 to In Your Face . Robby Block donated € 200 to In Your Face . Kanfideni Raissa donated € 10 to Program to Combat Deforestation and desert advance in Niger . Laurent Cousinier donated € 100 to Help Small Forest Owners in France Maintain Their Land . Rolf Jansen donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . Thomas Kerby donated € 150 to Help Facilitate Coexistence Between Elephants and Small Holders in Sabah . thomas kerby donated € 170 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Carsten Roland donated € 10 to Empower Female Farmers in Nigeria with Solar-Powered Drying Tents . Afrodita Bojadjieva donated € 10 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Alina Iakovleva donated € 15 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 5 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Romania is located at a point equidistant from the North Pole and the Equator, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Ural Mountains that mark the frontier of Asia and Europe. The mean annual air temperature of Romania has already increased by 0.5°C since 1901, a number that is slightly under the global average. 

The Danube Delta is the largest continuous marshland in Europe (5,800 km²), supporting 1,688 different plant species, but also 300 birds, and fish such as the giant Beluga, capable of growing the size of a big car. The Danube is a key lifeline in Europe and supports the livelihood of millions of people across 10 countries.

There are 59 dams on the river, including the two Iron Gates power stations shared between Romania and Serbia. These artificial barriers have disrupted the ecological balances of migrating fish and damaged fishing resources upstream and downstream. Hydropower provides about a third of Romania’s electricity needs. Coal still provides for another third of the energy mix, and the rest is divided among nuclear and renewable energy sources.

Romanian extractive activities have taken a toll on the Romanian nature, both river and mountain. In 2000, 100 tonnes of cyanide (a highly toxic chemical used in the processing of gold) spilt, killing 80 - 100% of fish in some stretches of the Danube in neighbouring Hungary hundreds of kilometres away. This is considered one of the worst ecological disasters in the history of Europe. 

The Carpathian forest system covers a quarter of the country and is to this day the largest undisturbed forest in the EU. It is home to the largest population of lynxes, more than half of all European brown bears, and 400 other mammals that are free to roam these wild lands. Despite the preciousness and fragility of these ecosystems, only 5% of Romania falls under some degree of protection. 

In Romania, people say “don’t wait for horses’ Easter” to do the right thing. It is action time for conservation.


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DATA INSIGHTS

The World Bank classifies Romania as an upper middle-income country. The history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk provides useful insights into Romania's position in the fight against climate change. The following plots provide an overview of Romania’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

Romania Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Romania’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

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Romania Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Romania’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

Romania Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Romania Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Romania's performance on climate action and sustainability

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Romania Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)

Romania's performance on climate action and sustainability

Romania Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI)
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