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

Knowledge Bank

Study Outputs

Guidance document for ex-post evaluation of climate policies in Effort Sharing sectors

This guidance provides support to EU Member States when performing an ex-post evaluation of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emission in sectors under the Effort Sharing legislation, and reporting their effects to the EU and internationally. A short overview on guidance, as presented in Evaluation Workshop, is available here. A bibliography covering ex-post evaluation studies of national and EU policies has also been produced.

Workshop on capacity building for Member States on the effort sharing regulation - 28th October 2020

On Wednesday 28th October 2020 the project team delivered an online workshop for members states on capacity building on the effort sharing regulation.

The following can be downloaded:

Agenda

Transport session:

Slides on the overview of policy instruments in the transport sector by Daniel Forster, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Slides on Latvia’s approach to transport GHG reduction opportunities and challenges. Presented by Gaidis Klāvs, Senior Researcher/Head of Department, Institute of Physical Energetics, Latvia.

Slides on biofuels in the transport sector in Finland. Presented by Aki Tilli, Chief Adviser at Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Finland.

Slides on policies and measures in the road transport sector in Poland. Presented by Magdalena Kruza-Bautista, The National Centre for Emissions Management (KOBiZE), Poland.

Agriculture session:

Slides on the overview of policy instruments in the agriculture sector.  Presented by Dave Freeman, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Slides on the GHG Agriculture Emissions in Latvia: Effective measures to reduce the main sources of emissions. Presented by Inga Grinfelde, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia.

Slides focusing on Finland’s implementation of the biogas policy - challenges and lesson learnt.  Presented by Veli-Pekka Reskola, Senior Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland.

Slides on Estonia’s polices and measures for the agriculture sector and future plans.  Presented by Martti Mandel, Head of Agricultural Environment Bureau Land Use Policy Department, Ministry of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia.

Final presentation on resources and tools from the project on capacity building to facilitate implementation of the effort sharing legislation, with focus on ex-post evaluation and policy lessons learned. Presented by Daniel Forster, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Workshop on capacity building for Member States on climate policy ex-post evaluation - 23rd September 2020

On Wednesday 23rd September 2020 the project team delivered an online workshop for members states evaluation experts on climate policy ex-post evaluation.

The following can be downloaded:

Agenda

Slides from Nele Renders, VITO/EnergyVille explaining the guidance document on climate policy evaluations.

Slides from Eric De Brabanter, Climate Change / Indicators & Statistics, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg who provided a country case study: Luxembourg, decomposition analysis of road transport GHG emissions.

Slides from Jürgen Salay, Directorate-General for Climate Action on exploring ideas for a network of climate policy evaluators.

Slides from Martijn Verdonk, Senior advisor Program Competing and Sustainable Energy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO, Netherlands presentating on the national system for policy evaluations in the Netherlands.

Series of Webinars

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.

The following can be downloaded:

Slides for the Transport Webinar - Evidence-based policies in the transport sector and Recording of the webinar

Slides for Cross-cutting Webinar - Introduction to cross-cutting policies and best-practice examples and Recording of the webinar

Slides for Evaluation Webinar - Introduction to ex-post evaluation of climate polices and Recording of the webinar

Slides for the Evaluation webinar – Ex-post policy evaluation – counterfactual analysis and Recording of the webinar.

Workshop on policies for delivering GHG reductions in effort sharing sectors - 11th February 2020

On Tuesday 11th February 2020 the project team delivered the second capacity building workshop on the Effort Sharing Regulation for policy makers, non-government organisations and business experts in Brussels.

The following can be downloaded:

Agenda

Chair welcome, agenda, overview and aims of the day - Jürgen Salay, European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action.

Transport Session:

Overview of policy instruments in the transport sector - Dan Forster, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

The French Bonus-Malus System: Lessons, successes and challenges - Nicolas Osouf-Sourzat, Head of the Vehicle Safety and Emissions Division, France’s Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

Overview of sustainable urban mobility policies in the Netherlands and lessons learnt from the implementation - Mario Fruianu, Senior Policy Advisor in the Sustainable Transport department at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands.

Agriculture Session:

Overview of policy instruments in the agriculture sector - Hugh Martineau, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Ireland’s approach to agriculture GHG reduction opportunities and challenges - John Muldowney, Climate Change and Bioenergy Policy Division, Ireland’s Ministry Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Germany’s agriculture GHG reduction commitments and measures to meet targets - Anne Biewald, Expert in Rural development, agriculture and international soil protection, Federal Environment Agency.

Promoting the capacity support which is available:

Overview of the tailored capacity building support and examples of supported provided to Members States - Dan Forster, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Case Clinics:

The three case clinics were:

  1. Approaches to ex-ante policy emission estimations and uncertainties in process. From Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (no slides available).
  2. How to support local energy-and climate policy and to streamline regional-local energy climate plans?’ From Flemish government – Department of Environment.
  3. How to monitor and assess the effectiveness of transport and mobility policies in Luxembourg. From Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development.

Workshop on policies for delivering GHG reductions in effort sharing sectors - 15th October 2019

On Tuesday 15th October 2019 the project team delivered the first capacity building workshop on the Effort Sharing Regulation for policy makers, non-government organisations and business experts in Bucharest.

The following can be downloaded:

Agenda

Chair person’s welcome - Jürgen Salay, European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action.

Transport Session:

Overview of policy instruments in the transport sector. Speaker: Samantha Morgan-Price, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Malta's National Transport Strategy 2050 and Transport Master Plan 2025. Speaker: David Sutton, Chief Officer, Transport Malta.

Successes and learning opportunities from the scrappage programme, electric vehicles grant scheme and electric vehicles infrastructure policies. Speakers: Adrian Ștefanescu and Georgiana Tarita, Special Reviewers, Environment Fund Administration, Ministry of Environment, Romania.

Designing and implementing an urban mobility plan in Brasov, Romania. Speaker: Catalin Frangulea-Pastor, Programme Director, Brasov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development, Romania.

Agriculture Session:

Overview of policy instruments in the agriculture sector. Hugh Martineau, Ricardo Energy & Environment.

Best practices of agriculture policy in Romania with a case study on the dissemination programme for biogas production technology from manure. Speaker: Naiana Milea, Director, Ministry of Waters and Forests, Romania.

Bulgarian polices and measures for agriculture sector and future plans. Speaker: Stanimira Misheva, Senior Expert, Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgaria.

Best practices of agriculture policy and future CAP opportunities in relation to Effort Sharing Regulation obligations. Speaker: Sanja Krnić Bastać, Head of Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Croatia.

Promoting the capacity support which is available:

How to access the tailored capacity building support and examples of supported provided to Members States. Speaker: Samantha Morgan-Price, Ricardo Energy & Environment

Capacity Support Hand-out.

Useful Links

Below are links to other sites which has relevant information for effort sharing.

European Commission DG Climate Action – Overview of Effort Sharing legislation

European Environment Agency - Greenhouse gas emissions under the Effort Sharing Decision.  Link to European Environment Agency's overview of more than 1900 national climate polices and measures reported by European Countries. 

Policy Case Studies

Case study reports analysing best practices which may serve as examples of policies that could be implemented at a national level to meet effort sharing targets:

• Agriculture sector report
• Buildings sector report
• Industry sector report
• Transport sector report
• Waste sector report

MURE (Mesures d'Utilisation Rationnelle de l'Energie) provides information on energy efficiency policies and measures that have been carried out in the Member States of the European Union.

CEE Climate Policy Frontier is a project which is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). They have published a report on good practices within the transport and buildings sectors in the CEE region. 

SULTAN modelling to explore the wider potential impacts of transport GHG reduction policies in 2030.

Effective performance of tools for climate action policy - meta-review ofCommon Agricultural Policy (CAP) mainstreaming.

An economic assessment of GHG mitigation policy options for EU agriculture.

Agriculture GHG Emission Determining the Potential Contribution to the Effort Sharing Regulation.

Catalogue of Danish Climate Change Mitigation Measures - Reduction potentials and costs of climate change mitigation measures.

The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) project “Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)” developed 21 detailed fact sheets which set out successful climate policies from eight European countries and consider their transferability to the German context. These existing policy instruments have successfully led to greenhouse gas emission reductions in non-ETS sectors (transport, buildings, smaller industry, and agriculture

Ex-post evaluation methodologies

Quantification of the effects on greenhouse gas emissions of policies and measures (2009) - Final Report and Methodologies Report.

Ex-post quantification of the effects and costs of policies and measures.

Infographics

Infographic - Non-ETS emissions by sector by European Environment Agency.