Statistics Portugal

10/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2021 04:09

Global Warming Potential kept decreasing in 2019, in a context of economic growth


In 2019, the Global Warming Potential and Acidification Potential decreased 4.7 and 1.8%, respectively. The Tropospheric Ozone Formation Potential increased 0.2%.
As in the previous year, there was a decrease in Global Warming Potential and a growth in economic activity (in 2019 the Gross Value Added grew, in real terms, by 2.6%). This decoupling reflected simultaneously the reduction of the energy intensity of GDP and of the ratio between GWP emissions and energy demand.