Capacity Building to Facilitate Implementation of the Effort Sharing Legislation, with Focus on Ex-post Evaluation and Policy Lessons Learned

Project Summary

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 is to strengthen Member States’ capacity to implement and meet their objectives, under the effort sharing legislation. The specific objectives of the project are 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 will be:

  • Develop six case studies of national policies and measures. With three completed in 2019 and a further three by 2020.
  • Guidance on the ex-post evaluation of policies and measures. Finalised by April 2020.
  • Three policy-related workshops to share best practices examples by October 2020.
  • Training workshop on ex-post evaluation methodologies by September 2020
  • Brochure presenting key lessons for the broader public by October 2020.

Click here for an overview of the project which was presented to the Climate Change Working Group 2 in February 2019.


Latest News

Capacity Building Webinar Series

Ricardo Energy & Environment, Öko-Institut and VITO held a set of webinars on behalf of DG Climate Action to help strengthen Member States’ capacity to implement policies and meet objectives under the Effort Sharing Regulation.

Final Two Workshops Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce the dates for the last two workshops 23rd September 2020 and 28th October 2020.  Both workshops will b

Capacity Building in Brussels

The project team delivered the second capacity building workshop on the Effort Sharing Regulation on the 11th February 2020 in Brussels.