Written by Gregor Erbach (2nd edition),
In July 2016, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation to limit post-2020 national emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) in sectors not covered by the EU emissions trading system (ETS). These include transport, buildings and agriculture.
The proposed regulation would be the successor of the Effort Sharing Decision that sets annual national GHG emission limits for the period 2013-2020. The proposed regulation is part of the EU’s efforts to reduce its GHG emissions by at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. This target was set by the European Council in October 2014, and also constitutes the EU’s international commitment under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
In January 2017, Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety discussed the draft report which the rapporteur presented in December 2016. The proposal has been discussed in several Council meetings. The European Economic and Social Committee adopted its opinion in December 2016.
|Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change|
|Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE, The Netherlands)
Pilar Ayuso (EPP, Spain)
Miriam Dalli (S&D, Malta)
Ian Duncan (ECR, United Kingdom)
Kateřina Konečná (GUE/NGL, Czech Republic)
Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, The Netherlands)
Eleonora Evi (EFDD, Italy)
Jean-François Jalkh (ENF, France
|COM(2016) 482 of 20.07.2016, 2016/0231 (COD)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD, Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
|Next steps expected:||Adoption of report in ENVI Committee|