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Greece

TOTAL POPULATION

10.8 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

67,319 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

3,241,800 kt EUROPEAN UNION, YEAR 2014

“A 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Greece has a very long coastline of 16,300 km, with an estimated 1,000 km in total said to be highly vulnerable to climate change. The government has noted with concern this increased risk and has endorsed a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NAS). Similarly, they have started developing Regional Adaptation Action Plans (RAAPs)

Human impacts affect ecosystems, such as land-use change, fragmentation, and soil degradation, posing a significant risk to animal life in Greece. Other major threats come from farming and ranching as a result of agricultural expansion and intensification, consumptive use of biological resources, urbanization and tourism.

Adaptation strategies that focus on increasing the resilience of watershed systems to climatic change are among Greece's best options for mitigating the effects of climate change on the country. 

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DATA INSIGHTS

According to the World Bank, Greece is classified as a high-income country. The following plots provide an overview of Greece’s historic GHG emissions in perspective with global emissions, as well as the country’s climate action and sustainability performance.

GREECE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

GREECE'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the dotted line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the full line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%. 


From 1990 to 2008, Greece’s emissions increased by 21%, the country’s emissions grew significantly especially between 1990 and 2000 (19%). From 2008 to 2012, the country’s emission began to drop. Overall, from 1990 to 2012, Greece’s emissions increased by 4%.  


In 2012, Greece produced about 100 million tons of CO2 eq. GHG emissions. Approximately 85% of the emissions came from the energy sector, dominated because of electricity or heat production. This made the energy sector the biggest driver of the country’s GHG emissions. To reduce the country’s emission, Greece need to shift a fossil-fuel dominated system towards renewable energy solutions. (Source: WRI, World bank, 2018)

GREECE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

GREECE'S TIMELINE OF TOTAL GHG EMISSIONS AND THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE SINCE 1990

GREECE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the dotted line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the full line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%. 


From 1990 to 2008, Greece’s emissions increased by 21%, the country’s emissions grew significantly especially between 1990 and 2000 (19%). From 2008 to 2012, the country’s emission began to drop. Overall, from 1990 to 2012, Greece’s emissions increased by 4%.  


In 2012, Greece produced about 100 million tons of CO2 eq. GHG emissions. Approximately 85% of the emissions came from the energy sector, dominated because of electricity or heat production. This made the energy sector the biggest driver of the country’s GHG emissions. To reduce the country’s emission, Greece need to shift a fossil-fuel dominated system towards renewable energy solutions. (Source: WRI, World bank, 2018)

GREECE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

GREECE'S PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The SDG Index measures a country’s progress towards achieving each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGI combines indicators of climate action with other socio-economic measures that contextualise a country’s environmental performance with its own challenges and reality.


The global SDG Index score can be interpreted as the percentage of achievement of the goals.  


In that regard, Greece has quite a decent record compared to the rest of the world, with a global SDG Index score of 70 compared to a regional (OECD) average of 77. Greece’s scores ranges from the maximum score of 98 for Goal 1 (no poverty) and a minimum score of 46 for Goal 12 (sustainable consumption).  


Greece achieves near-perfect scores for a very few social and economic goals like ending poverty, healthy lives for all.  


However, Greece underperforms in goals concerning the protection of the environment. It scores its lowest marks on the protection of life below water, forests and sustainable consumption besides industry innovation and gender equality. Most of these indicators averages under 50 points, which validates that Greece needs to implement further climate action in defence of its forests and oceanic ecosystems and promoting sustainable lifestyles. 


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys. (Source: SDGI)

GREECE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

GREECE'S PERFORMANCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

GREECE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INDEX (SDGI)

The SDG Index measures a country’s progress towards achieving each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGI combines indicators of climate action with other socio-economic measures that contextualise a country’s environmental performance with its own challenges and reality.


The global SDG Index score can be interpreted as the percentage of achievement of the goals.  


In that regard, Greece has quite a decent record compared to the rest of the world, with a global SDG Index score of 70 compared to a regional (OECD) average of 77. Greece’s scores ranges from the maximum score of 98 for Goal 1 (no poverty) and a minimum score of 46 for Goal 12 (sustainable consumption).  


Greece achieves near-perfect scores for a very few social and economic goals like ending poverty, healthy lives for all.  


However, Greece underperforms in goals concerning the protection of the environment. It scores its lowest marks on the protection of life below water, forests and sustainable consumption besides industry innovation and gender equality. Most of these indicators averages under 50 points, which validates that Greece needs to implement further climate action in defence of its forests and oceanic ecosystems and promoting sustainable lifestyles. 


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys. (Source: SDGI)

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