Revision of the Effort-sharing Regulation

At a Glance 08-03-2023

The EU's effort-sharing legislation covers greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in sectors that were not included in the EU emissions trading system (ETS). To reduce emissions in these sectors for the 2021-2030 period, the Effort-sharing Regulation (ESR) establishes binding national targets and sets up annual emissions allocations (AEAs) for each Member State. In July 2021, the European Commission submitted a proposal to amend the regulation. A provisional agreement was reached on 8 November 2022 in interinstitutional negotiations. Parliament is due to vote at first reading on the agreed text during the March I plenary session.