Spoluautoři LENORT Radim, BARAN Joanna, WYSOKIŃSKI Marcin, BIEŃKOWSKA-GOŁASA Wioletta

First part of the article reviews theoretical foundations of state intervention in GHG emissions. The second part estimates the level of such emissions in EU countries based on the European Environment Agency’s data using Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient. Since 1990 GHG emissions dropped by 40% in the metals industry. It is observed that four biggest GHG emitters in the metals industry: Germany, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic are responsible for half of all GHG emissions.