Average CO2 emissions per km from new passenger cars (source: EEA, DG CLIMA) (sdg_12_30)

ESMS Indicator Profile (ESMS-IP)

Compiling agency: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union


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1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Relevance
4. Statistical Indicator
5. Frequency and Timeliness of dissemination
6. Coverage and comparability
7. Accessibility and clarity
8. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
Eurostat Quality Profile
4.5. Source data

EEA / DG CLIMA

5.1. Frequency of dissemination Every year
5.2. Timeliness T+1 year
6.1. Reference area All EU MS
6.2. Comparability - geographical All EU MS
6.3. Coverage - Time > 10 years
6.4. Comparability - over time > 4 data points

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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union

1.2. Contact organisation unit

E2: Environmental statistics and accounts; sustainable development

1.5. Contact mail address

e-mail contact : ESTAT-SDI-EU2020-INDICATORS@ec.europa.eu


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 06/03/2019
2.2. Metadata last posted 01/02/2020
2.3. Metadata last update 01/02/2020


3. Relevance Top

The indicator is part of the EU Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicator set. It is used to monitor progress towards SDG 12 on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, SDG 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure and SDG 13 on climate action.

SDG 12, among other things, calls for environmentally-aware lifestyles of consumers and for the development of new technologies and production and consumption methods by researchers and scientists and others. SDG 9 recognises the importance of technological progress and innovation for finding lasting solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges such as the creation of new jobs and promotion of resource and energy efficiency. SDG 13 aims to implement the commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and operationalise the Green Climate Fund.

The EU set mandatory emission reduction targets for new cars of 130 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2015 and 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre in 2021. These targets apply to a manufacturer’s overall fleet, meaning that heavier cars with emissions above the limit value are still allowed but must be offset by the production of lighter cars to preserve the overall fleet average. 


4. Statistical Indicator Top
4.1. Data description

The indicator is defined as the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per km by new passenger cars in a given year. The reported emissions are based on type-approval and can deviate from the actual CO2 emissions of new cars.

4.2. Unit of measure

g CO2 per km

4.3. Reference Period

Calendar year

4.4. Accuracy - overall

For assessment of accuracy please refer to the original source (see link to external data source and metadata in section “Annexes”).

4.5. Source data

EEA / DG CLIMA

Data source: Reporting under Regulation (EC) No 443/2009

Data provider: European Environment Agency (EEA) / European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG-CLIMA)


5. Frequency and Timeliness of dissemination Top
5.1. Frequency of dissemination

Every year

The indicator is updated annually.

5.2. Timeliness

T+1 year

New data points are disseminated within one year after the reference year.


6. Coverage and comparability Top
6.1. Reference area

All EU MS

Data are presented for all EU Member States plus the United Kingdom.

6.2. Comparability - geographical

All EU MS

Data are comparable between all EU Member States respectively other presented countries.

6.3. Coverage - Time

> 10 years

Presented time series (including EU aggregates) starts in 2007 (EU27 for 2007-2013; EU 28 for 2014-onwards).

6.4. Comparability - over time

> 4 data points

Length of comparable time series without methodological break is longer than 4 data points.


7. Accessibility and clarity Top
7.1. Dissemination format - Publications

Analysis of indicator is presented in Eurostat's annual monitoring report on Sustainable development in the EU (progress towards SDGs in the EU context).

7.2. Dissemination format - online database

see table  sdg_12_30

7.3. Dissemination format - other

Eurostat dedicated section on SDGs: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/sdi/overview


8. Comment Top

Copyrights: Eurostat Copyright/Licence Policy is applicable.


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Annexes Top
Source data and metadata