The European Union's (EU) Effort Sharing legislation establishes binding annual greenhouse gas emission (GHG) targets for the Member States for the periods 2013–2020 and 2021–2030. These targets concern emissions from most sectors not included in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), such as transport, buildings, agriculture and waste. The national targets will collectively deliver a reduction of around 10% in total EU emissions from the sectors covered by 2020 and of 30% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Together with a 21% cut in emissions covered by the EU ETS by 2020 and 43% by 2030, this will allow the EU to achieve its climate targets for 2020 and 2030.
The overall aim of this project was to strengthen Member States’ capacity to implement and meet their objectives, under the effort sharing legislation. The specific objectives of the project were to:
- Identify and share good practices of policies and measures in the Member States which reduce emissions in effort sharing sectors;
- Improve Member States’ capacity for performing policy evaluations in particular ex-post evaluations; and
- Support Member States in developing and putting in place appropriate policy measures.
The specific outputs are:
- Six case studies of national policies and measures
- Guidance on the ex-post evaluation of policies and measures
- Three policy-related workshops to share best practices examples
- Training workshop on ex-post evaluation methodologies
- Brochure presenting key lessons for the broader public
- Final report and Publishable Executive Summary
These outputs can all be found on the Knowledge Bank page.
Click here for an overview of the project which was presented to the Climate Change Working Group 2 in February 2019.