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European Commission: Climate action progress report

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This report and its two annexes present the findings from monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and from other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change. The accompanying Staff Working Document includes additional technical information and data related to progress towards the Kyoto and EU 2020 objectives. It also provides the references for the main data and figures presented in this report.


These documents analyse the following topics:


  • Progress towards meeting Europe 2020 and Kyoto targets
  • GHG emissions trends in the EU
  • EU mitigation policies: latest developments
  • EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), including energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • EU adaptation policies
  • Climate finance



The report states that, according to the projections with existing measures provided by Member States, total EU GHG emissions in 2030 are estimated to be 27% below 1990 levels. Additional measures are needed for the EU to meet the target of a domestic reduction in GHG of at least 40% by 2030 compared to 1990. To address this, the Commission proposed a revision of the EU ETS in July 2015. In the first half of 2016, the Commission will also make proposals on the implementation of the non-ETS emissions reduction target of 30% compared to 2005.



To download the report, please visit the relevant EUR-lex website: