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EC Effort Sharing Regulation (2021-2030) - Impact Assessment

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This Impact Assessment by the European Commission accompanies the Effort Sharing Regulation, the legislative proposal with which the Commission sets out binding annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets for Member States (MS) for the period 2021–2030. These targets cover sectors of the economy that fall outside the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The objective is to achieve 30% GHG reductions in the non-ETS sectors compared to 2005, in a manner that is fair for MS, given their different capacities, while ensuring cost efficiency and environmental integrity at EU level.


The document presents and assesses the impacts of the proposal, examining:


  • the proposal's main benefits;
  • the costs of the proposal's implementation;
  • the impact on businesses, SMEs and micro-enterprises;
  • the impact on national budgets and administrations;
  • other significant impacts.


In the relevant EUR-Lex website, you can download the Executive Summary of the document in the following languages: BG ES CS DA DE ET EL EN FR GA HR IT LV LT HU MT NL PL PT RO SK SL FI SV.


To download the full document, visit the link below.