Translated title: Overview of emission reductions and national climate policies in the non-ETS sector in the EU
The prevention of dangerous climate change has become a central challenge in modern day politics. At the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, the international community agreed that the average temperature increase by the end of the century should be kept to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels. To reach this ambitious yet critical target, a profound structural shift of the economy and society at large is needed.
This overview study assesses the climate protection efforts of EU Member States as well as those of Norway and Switzerland. The aim is to identify the Europe-wide measures that have already led to reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in certain countries and non-ETS sectors. The study examines, inter alia, the transferability of the policies and measures to the German context.. Our results aim to support the development of specific instruments of the German Climate Protection Plan 2050, as well as stimulate "learning from each other" between EU Member States.
The present study forms part of a series of publications within the project “Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)”. As part of this project, scientific analyses were conducted of national policy instruments that successfully led to greenhouse gas emission reductions in European countries in the building, transport, agriculture and small-industry sectors. The analyses particularly focused on the instruments’ effectiveness and their potential transferability to the German context.
Further publications in the series
- Denmark: Action Plans for the Aquatic Environment and Green Growth Agreement
- The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture in England
- The Energy Transition Tax Credit (CITE) in France
- The Agrocovenant in the Netherlands
- The Carbon Tax in Sweden
- Climate Change Agreements in the UK
- All publications from the BEACON project