|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 111, Pages 1-14|
|Content Type||Blog & Commentary, Legislation, News, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU) 2023/857 - adopted by the co-legislators on 19 April 2023 - introducing amendments to Regulation (EU) 2018/842 and Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 as regards the contributions of each Member State of the European Union (EU) to fulfilling the overall target of reducing the EU's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the period 2021-2030. This is a text with EEA relevance.
Regulation (EU) 2018/842 - also known as the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) - lays down obligations on Member States as regards their minimum contributions to the fulfilment of the EU's commitments on reducing its GHG emissions in the framework of the Paris Agreement. It also laws down rules on determining annual emission allocations and for the evaluation of national progress towards meeting minimum contributions.
This Regulation assigns strengthened emission reduction targets to each Member State for buildings, road and domestic maritime transport, agriculture, waste and small industries. These targets recognise the different starting points and capacities of each country. The update reflects the increased ambition enshrined in the European Climate Law.
The proposal was unveiled by the European Commission on 14 July 2021, as part of the so-called Fit for 55 legislative package. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on 8 June 2022. The Council of the European Union adopted a general approach to this file on 29 June. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for the proposal was reached on 8 November. This was formally endorsed by the Parliament on 14 March 2023 and by the Council 28 March. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 19 April 2023 and published in the Official Journal on 26 April 2023.
|Subject Tags||Atmospheric | Air Pollution, Climate Change|
|Keywords||Greenhouse Gas | GHG Emissions
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|