GHG emissions within new EU regulation

The EU extends its commitment to the climate action with new targets for 2030


On 14 May 2018 the European Union has turned the commitment taken under the Paris Agreement into action by extending the scope of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) to the 2021-2030 period. The ESR, initially designed for the 2013-2020 period, aims at contributing to the global challenge of climate change mitigation and is part of EU`s Energy Union strategy. The Regulation sets binding country-specific greenhouse gas emission reduction targets from sectors not included in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), namely transport, buildings, agriculture and waste. The targets apply to domestic greenhouse gas emissions from IPCC source categories and range from 0% to -40%  across Member States with an overall 30% reduction in 2030 from 2005 levels. Food production has a new challenge to deal with !