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Netherlands

Climate Act

legislation type Legislative
Act
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2019
The Climate Act sets legally binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets for the Netherlands. Specifically, it mandates the government to reduce its total GHG emissions by 95%, compared with a 1990 baseline, in the long run and achieve carbon neutrality in the electricity sector by 2050. It also requires the government to reduce its emissions by 49% by 2030 in the medium run. Lastly, the laws contains provisions for developing an implementation plan, measuring progress, and monitoring compliance and accountability.

Documents

  • CO2 neutral electricity production by 2050
    Energy | Target year: 2050
  • 49% GHG emissions reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990
  • 95% GHG emissions reductions by 2050 compared to 1990 levels
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
  • Achieve carbon neutrality in the electricity sector by 2050
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2050
  • Reduce emissions by 49% by 2030 and 95% by 2050, compared with a 1990 baseline
    Economy-wide | Baseline scenario target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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