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Effort Sharing Regulation

  • The People's Climate Case

    24.05.2018 | Press Releases

    Families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to the European General Court for allowing high level of emissions until 2030 and failing to protect the citizens with the existing inadequate 2030 climate target.

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  • Joint NGO statement on the Effort Sharing Regulation

    15.12.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and the European Parliament ended in deadlock this week. 

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  • Two-faced EU governments are gutting Europe’s key climate law, say 6 NGOs

    15.12.2017 | Press Releases

    Statement on behalf of Climate Action Network Europe, Carbon Market Watch, European Environmental Bureau, Sandbag, Transport & Environment, and WWF European Policy Office.

    EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and the European Parliament ended in deadlock this week. The proposed Effort Sharing Regulation sets binding national

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  • CAN Europe Side Event at COP23: Increasing action between now and 2020

    06.11.2017 | Event & Actions

    Reducing emissions drastically in the near term, before 2020, is a precondition for countries to be able to meet the long term goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

    In this side event Climate Action Network Europe discusses the most important means countries can take to reduce their emissions immediately, and elaborate on why more speedy and effective action will minimise the damage to our societies imposed by climate change.

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  • EU governments show lack of commitment to Paris Agreement

    13.10.2017 | Press Releases

    Today EU Environment Ministers have reached an agreement on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), which is meant to be one of the EU’s key tools to implement the Paris Agreement.

    Diluted to the point of being almost meaningless, the new law as agreed by the ministers would fail to provide a serious constraint for carbon pollution from transport, agriculture, waste and buildings. Thus, it would have an extremely limited impact on the climate.

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  • EU governments face a litmus test for Paris Agreement commitment

    09.10.2017 | Press Releases

    On 13th October, EU Environment Ministers are expected to agree on their position on one of the EU’s cornerstone measures for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).

    The negotiations of this policy show that EU Member States play a two-faced game on climate: they claim commitment to the Paris Agreement, but at the same time try their utmost to avoid real climate action at home.

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  • Press briefing: Europe's two-faced climate change game

    04.10.2017 | Press Releases

    Invitation to a media briefing ahead of the Environment Council on 13 October

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  • Letter to Environment Ministers on ESR, COP23 and LULUCF

    02.10.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Minister,

    Adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015 marked a critical turning point toward a zero-carbon future, uniting the world in a global effort to tackle climate change. During the next Environment Council meeting on 13 October you will have the opportunity to decide on the Council’s position on two of the three pillars of the EU’s climate policy; the Regulations on Effort Sharing (ESR) and Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).

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  • What the Environment Council needs to do about the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)

    29.09.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    In July 2016, the European Commission published its legislative proposal for emission reductions in the sectors transport, agriculture, buildings, small industry and waste for 2021-2030, the so called Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).

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  • Europe’s two-faced climate change game

    29.09.2017 | Op-eds

    EU member states risk undermining the diminishing confidence Europeans have in the Union by playing a two-faced game on climate change, warns Wendel Trio.

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  • EU Member States stance on their climate targets shows hypocrisy

    28.09.2017 | Press Releases

    Yesterday EU Member States’ ambassadors discussed a draft position on the future of one of the EU’s cornerstone measures for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), which sets national targets to reduce emissions from transport, waste, agriculture, buildings and small industry.

    The text, which received large support from the ambassadors, forms a basis for the position of EU Environment Ministers, expected to be agreed

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  • Submission to the Consultation "How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change"

    23.08.2017 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe has contributed a submission on "How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change" sent out by the Citizens’ Assembly of Ireland.

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  • Climate Action Regulation update: little progress in EU Environment Council

    26.06.2017 | Blogs

    This is the second update on a key discussion on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Following the Parliament's vote on 14 June, EU Ministers discussed proposals in the Environment Council on 19 June 2017. You can get an update on the Parliament vote here.

    Unfortunately the debate was not constructive. There was a lack of progress on increasing the

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  • Climate Action Regulation update: Parliament vote fails Paris pledge

    26.06.2017 | Blogs

    This is the first in a series of two blog posts on key discussions in the Parliament and the Council on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). You can get an update on the Council's negotiations here.

    On 14 June 2017 the European Parliament voted on the revision of the 'Climate Action Regulation implementing the Paris Agreement' (the

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  • EU Ministers make little progress on key climate policy

    19.06.2017 | Press Releases

    In reaction to the discussion on the Effort Sharing Regulation taking place at the Environment Council today, Caroline Westblom, EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator at CAN Europe said:

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  • Letter to MEPs: voting recommendations on the Effort Sharing Regulation

    14.06.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Member of the European Parliament,

    Today you will vote on the so-called “Climate Action Regulation implementing the Paris Agreement” (Effort Sharing Regulation, or ESR). This regulation covers about 60% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. If designed correctly, it can drive innovation in the sectors involved, and lead to great benefits for the society such as cleaner air, reduced energy poverty and more liveable cities.

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  • Parliament fails to align EU climate policy with the bloc’s Paris pledge

    14.06.2017 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament voted today on the revision of the “Climate Action Regulation implementing the Paris Agreement” (Effort Sharing Regulation, or ESR), which covers emissions from transport, waste, buildings and agriculture for the coming decade.

    The Parliament failed to translate its recent numerous statements reaffirming the EU’s commitment to the Paris Agreement into substantial emission cuts. In its current shape, the impact of the Effort Sharing

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  • Infographic: No cheating from the start

    06.06.2017 | Presentations & Infographics

    This infographic shows that a misguided starting point for the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) would increase EU emissions by 500M+ tonnes compared to starting from real emission levels.

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  • Civil society across Europe urge EU Ministers to adopt more stringent climate policy for transport, agriculture, buildings and waste

    07.06.2017 | Blogs

    Today, civil society organisations in 13 countries have sent open letters to their Ministers, urging them to boost ambition of their proposal for the EU’s largest climate tool, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). As EU leaders reaffirmed their full support for the Paris Agreement last week in response to the US retreat, the ESR negotiations are a good litmus test of their commitment.

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  • MEPs improve the proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation – the Council rather not

    01.06.2017 | Blogs

    What’s the situation?

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on its position on the Effort Sharing Regulation 30 May, and proposed quite substantial improvements to the original draft by the European Commission. Even while the result could have been even better, our network should be proud: we helped to ensure the most ambitious possible outcome given what was on the table! So what

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Contact

CAROLINE

Caroline Westblom in Brussels
EU Climate & Energy Policy Coordinator
caroline /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4674 

Latest Publications on Effort Sharing Regulation

  • The People's Climate Case

    Families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to the European General Court for allowing high level of emissions until 2030 and failing to protect the citizens with the existing inadequate 2030 climate target.
  • Joint NGO statement on the Effort Sharing Regulation

    EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and the European Parliament ended in deadlock this week. 
  • Two-faced EU governments are gutting Europe’s key climate law, say 6 NGOs

    Statement on behalf of Climate Action Network Europe, Carbon Market Watch, European Environmental Bureau, Sandbag, Transport & Environment, and WWF European Policy Office. EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and the European Parliament ended in deadlock this week. The proposed Effort Sharing Regulation sets binding national emission reduction targets for the 2021-2030 period, but governments are insistent on loopholes that would actually result in hundreds of millions of tonnes in additional CO2 emissions.
  • CAN Europe Side Event at COP23: Increasing action between now and 2020

    Reducing emissions drastically in the near term, before 2020, is a precondition for countries to be able to meet the long term goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. In this side event Climate Action Network Europe discusses the most important means countries can take to reduce their emissions immediately, and elaborate on why more speedy and effective action will minimise the damage to our societies imposed by climate change.   CAN Europe COP23 side event agenda
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