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Smarter, Greener, more Inclusive? – 2016


Smarter, Greener, more Inclusive? – 2016

Indicators to Support the Europe 2020 Strategy


Eurostat (2016): Smarter, greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy, 2016 Edition, Eurostat Statistical Books, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

The Europe 2020 strategy has been the European strategy for creating smart, sustainable and inclusive growth since 2010. In this strategy, the European Union has set five ambitious objectives - on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to be reached by 2020. Each Member State has adopted its own national targets in each of these areas. Concrete actions at EU and national levels underpin the strategy. Andreas Prahl and Katharina Umpfenbach (Ecologic Institute) authored chapter 3 on climate change and energy where the recent development of key indicators in the field of climate change and energy, including data on greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy and energy efficiency, is being analysed. The publication is available for download.

The 2016 edition of Smarter, greener, more inclusive? — Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy provides statistical analyses related to the Europe 2020 strategy by monitoring progress towards the targets and goals defined under the three mutually reinforcing priorities of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The analysis in this publication is based on the Europe 2020 headline indicators chosen to monitor progress towards the strategy’s targets. Other indicators focusing on specific subgroups of society or on related contextual issues are also used to deepen the analysis and present a broader picture. The publication presents official statistics produced by the European Statistical System and disseminated by Eurostat. The updated 2016 edition covers the period from 2002 or 2008 up to the most recent year for which data are available (2014 or 2015).

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Andreas Prahl
Katharina Umpfenbach
Simon Johannes Bley (Eurostat, Unit E2)
Markus Hametner (WU Vienna)
Anna Dimitrova (WU Vienna)
Asya Dimitrova (WU Vienna)
Ariane De Rocchi (INFRAS)
Eva Gschwend (INFRAS)
Myriam Steinemann (INFRAS)
European Commission, Eurostat (Eurostat), International
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Sustainability Indicators, Europe 2020 strategy, renewable energies, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions