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Effort-sharing for non-ETS sectors

with Jos Delbeke

How can the EU commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions be achieved? What are the instruments that target the EU as a whole (single market), and how can the differences between EU Members States be accounted for?

One important characteristic of EU climate policy is that it distinguishes between big and small emitters. The European Emissions Trading System that targets big industries (like for example energy companies and the manufacturing sector) will be covered in more detail next week (Week 2: The EU Emissions Trading System).

In this video, Jos Delbeke introduces the so-called effort sharing decisions that addresses these differences. He also concludes on the key lessons we can derive from the EU climate policy-making experience.

Download the graph on the EU Member States national 2020 targets under the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) and proposed targets for 2030

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