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Webinar Report: How can the Effort Sharing Decision be made fit for purpose?

02 Aug 2016

Webinar Report PDF (English)

28th June 2016

  1. ESD Introduction: Cristina, from Transport & Environment, gave a general introduction on the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD), and explained why it is important that NGOs in Member States get involved in making this policy – which covers almost 60% of the EU emissions from transport, building’s, agriculture, and waste. All of these sectors need to reduce their emissions if the EU is to reach its target. It is also important to ensure that the governance structures are in place that allow for a close follow up of Member State’s achievements.

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  1. Loopholes:Femke, from Carbon Market Watch, talked about the measures that Member States are pushing to have introduced in the ESD legislation, in essence a series of loopholes that will undermine the effectiveness of the legislation.

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  1. LULUCF Loopholes: Hannah, from Fern, focused on the effect that using carbon sequestration from forestry and land use activities would have if these could count towards ESD targets.

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Sectoral perspectives:

  1. Transport: Carlos, from Transport & Environment, talked about the transport sector (currently responsible for the largest share of ESD emissions), and how reinforcing measures that reduce emissions from transport would benefit in the ESD delivery and vice versa.

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  1. Energy Efficiency:Leia, from WWF-EPO, talked about the links between Energy Efficiency policy and reducing emissions in the ESD sectors.

  1. 6.Agriculture: Faustine, from EEB, presented the links with agriculture, which is set to represent about 1/3 of EU emissions by 2050 if emissions from that sector are not tackled.

  1. Waste:Mariel, from ZeroWaste Europe, spoke about the importance of looking at waste emissions from a life-cycle perspective, and the benefits of making the links with other ambitious policies, such as the Circular Economy Package.

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