CAN Europe Positions

In order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and to align the EU’s targets with the Paris Agreement, ambition in the ESR sectors must be raised considerably. CAN Europe calls for a reduction target of at least 47% in non-ETS sectors by 2030.

Table of Content

1. Increasing the 2030 non-ETS target 
  All EU Member States to peak their emissions by 2020 latest
  Review clause to ensure targets are raised every five years 
2. Closing loopholes
  Loophole 1: The 2021 starting level 
  Loophole 2: Offsetting from land-use sector 
  Loophole 3: ETS pollution permits under the ESR 
  Loophole 4: 2021 Bonus for lower-income Member States 
  Loophole 5: Ensuring no carry over of surplus 
  Loophole 6: No use of international offsets 
3. Improving reporting obligations 
4. Ensuring Flexibilities do not weaken targets 
  Establishing a Project-based Mechanism

pdf CAN Europe position on Effort Sharing Regulation 5 Oct 2016 (507 KB)

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