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

Knowledge Bank

Study Outputs

Workshop of effort sharing policies, Bucharest, 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:


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.


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