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Effort sharing regulation, 2021-2030: Limiting Member States’ carbon emissions [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Gregor Erbach (5th edition),

Updated on 19.7.2018.

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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.

After completion of the legislative procedure, the final act was signed on 30 May 2018. The Regulation entered into force on 9 July 2018.

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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
Committee responsible: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) COM(2016) 482 of 20.07.2016, 2016/0231 (COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD, Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE, The Netherlands)
Shadow rapporteurs:







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)

Procedure completed. Regulation (EU) 2018/842

OJ L 156, 19.6.2018, pp. 26-42

EU legislation in progress: Adoption

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