This report is the 2015 'Trends and projections' version from the European Environment Agency (EEA), providing an updated assessment of progress made by the European Union (EU) and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy objectives. It also presents some analysis of the progress made at EU level in meeting longer-term policy objectives, where relevant data are available.
According to the report, the EU is heading for a 24% reduction by 2020 with current measures in place, and a 25% reduction with additional measures already being planned in Member States (MS). The EU is already working towards its 2030 goal of an emissions reduction target of at least 40% — the EU's contribution towards the new global climate change agreement in Paris in December 2015.
The report also shows that, while the EU is on track, the situation among MS differs significantly:
- 24 MS are on track to meet their GHG targets;
- 20 MS are on track to achieve their renewable energy targets;
- 20 MS are on track to achieve their energy efficiency targets;
- 13 MS are on track to deliver on their national targets in all three areas.
The data show an improvement on 2014, where only 9 MS were on track to deliver on their national targets in all three areas. Furthermore, most MS that were on track to their national target in 2014 remain on track in 2015.
To download the report, please visit the relevant EEA website: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/trends-and-projections-in-europe-2015