Political Process of the ESR Revision

The Effort Sharing Regulation is currently being discusssed in the the European Parliament and the European Council.

The Commission’s proposal on the non-ETS sectors for 2021-2030 (now called Effort Sharing Regulation- ESR or (COM(2016) 482)) was released July 20, 2016, see Legislative proposalsImpact AssessmentImpact Assessment - Executive Summary

This proposal will be discussed by the European Parliament and the Member States. 

Timetable in the European Parliament

ENVI is the Lead Committee. Dutch MEP Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE), will lead the European Parliament’s discussion on both the Effort Sharing Regulation and the land-use sectors (LULUCF).

Committee on Transportation (TRAN) 
Rapporteur: Kyllonen (FI) GUE
Shadow: Clune (IE) EPP, Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy (FR) S&D

  • Deadline for TRAN amendments 7 February 2017
  • Vote in TRAN 23 March 2017

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) 
Rapporteur: Javor (HU) Greens
Shadows: Kelly (IE) EPP, Bonafe (IT) S&D, Punset (ES) ALDE, Ziluaga (ES) GUE, Tamburrano (IT) EFDD

  • Consideration of the draft report 12 January 2017
  • Deadline for ITRE amendments on 16 January 2017
  • ITRE vote 23 March 2017

Committee on Agriculture (AGRI)
Rapporteur: Caputo (IT) S&D
Shadow: Koestinger (AU) EPP, Huitema (NL) ALDE, Hausling (DE) Greens, Carthy (IE) GUE, Moi (IT) EFDD

  • Consideration of report 27/28 February 2017
  • Deadline for AGRI amendments on 6 March 2017
  • Vote in AGRI 3 May 2017

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) LEAD Comittee
Rapporteur: Gerbrandy (NL) ALDE 
Shadows: Dalli (MT) S&D, Ayuso (ES) EPP, Duncan (UK) ECR, Konecna (CZ) GUE, Eickhout (NL) Greens, Evi (IT) EFDD, Jalkh (FR) ENF

  • Consideration of the draft report 23/24 January 2017
  • Deadline for ENVI amendments on 1 February 2017,  12h00
  • Consideration of ENVI amendments 27/28 February 2017
  • ENVI vote 29/30 May 2017

Timetable and Presidencies European Council

In the Environment Council the Member States will debate the ESR proposal under the leadership of its consecutive presidencies: 2016: Netherlands, Slovakia, 2017: Malta, Estonia (no UK presidency!), 2018: Bulgaria, Austria. Discussions are ongoing and will likely take until the end of 2017.  

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