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Regulation (EU) 2018/842 of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 contributing to climate action to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation (EU) No 525/2013

legislation type Legislative
Eu Regulation
Passed in 2018
The Effort Sharing legislation establishes binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for Member States for the periods 2013-2020 and 2021-2030. These targets concern emissions from most sectors not included in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), such as transport, buildings, agriculture and waste. 

The Effort Sharing legislation forms part of a set of policies and measures on climate change and energy that will help move Europe towards a low-carbon economy and increase its energy security. The national targets will collectively deliver a reduction of around 10% in total EU emissions from the sectors covered by 2020 and of 30% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Together with a 21% cut in emissions covered by the EU ETS by 2020 and 43% by 2030, this will allow the EU to achieve its climate targets for 2020 and 2030.


  • reduce GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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