Country profile

Greece

Greece

General Statistics:

  • Population: 10.8 million (2011 Census)
  • GDP: US$194.9 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 110.9 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (108.1 million metric tons net, accounting for LUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis. Greece’s 2016 National Inventory Report to the UNFCCC estimated 2014 emissions to be 21.1 million metric tons gross emissions.
  • Energy use per capita: 4,600 kg of oil equivalent, 2013

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: As an EU member nation, Greece’s commitment is contained within the larger European Union INDC, which commits its 28 members to a combined reduction of 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The text of the European Union INDC can be viewed here.

NEEAP: Greece has produced a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in 2014. The Action Plan may be found here.

Resources

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Regional statistics

Household Carbon Footprint in EU27

July 20, 2017

This interactive map tracks household carbon footprint across regions in the EU (2006-2014).

Knowledge exchange

LEDS-EEP ‘City Energy Planning Toolkit’

May 30, 2018

This toolkit offers key insights on city energy planning processes, tools, implementation options, service procurement guidance & other resources

Knowledge exchange

UNEP Experts Roster

November 20, 2016

This website makes available relevant UNEP experts.

News and Events