Reducing greenhouse gas emissions post-2020

11-04-2018

The EU aims to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40 % below 1990 levels by 2030, to meet its international commitment under the Paris Agreement on climate change. In sectors not covered by the EU emission trading system (EU ETS), this reduction effort is shared between the EU Member States. In the land use and forestry sector, each Member State should balance emissions and removals. During its April plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on proposed regulations on post-2020 effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors and on emissions/removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). Along with the recently revised EU ETS Directive, these regulations complete the legislative framework for EU climate policy after 2020.

The EU aims to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40 % below 1990 levels by 2030, to meet its international commitment under the Paris Agreement on climate change. In sectors not covered by the EU emission trading system (EU ETS), this reduction effort is shared between the EU Member States. In the land use and forestry sector, each Member State should balance emissions and removals. During its April plenary session, Parliament is due to vote on proposed regulations on post-2020 effort sharing in the non-ETS sectors and on emissions/removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). Along with the recently revised EU ETS Directive, these regulations complete the legislative framework for EU climate policy after 2020.