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Greek greenhouse gas emissions fell 2 mln tons in 2010-11

Greece’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2 million tons between 2010 and 2011 but are still up 10 percent on 1990 levels, according to national data submitted to the United Nations.

Greece is one of a number of European countries, whose economies grew rapidly after 1990, that has seen a rise in emission levels.

In Spain, for instance, carbon emissions rose 23.9 percent between 1990 and 2011.

However, like most of Europe, Greece has seen carbon emissions fall in recent years.

Overall, emissions in the EU have fallen by 18.5 percent since 1990.