Greenhouse emissions down 9.8% last yr - ISPRA

Due to COVID restrictions on industrial activity

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 23 - Italian greenhouse gas emissions fell 9.8% in 2020 on the previous year due to the fall in industrial activity following the COVID health emergency, the Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) said in a preliminary estimate on Tuesday.
    There was a "significant reduction" in emissions due to COVID restrictions, ISPRA said.
    A definitive figure is yet to be established but the likely fall of 9.8% is linked to an 8.9% fall in GDP, the institute said.
    But this also confirmed a "decoupling" between emissions and economic indices, ISPRA said. (ANSA).
   

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