Factors Underpinning Future Action

Phase III Evaluation of the 2020 Climate targets for EU Member States

Published: 15/05/2008

In this report Ecofys presents an approach to share the energy and climate related targets between EU Member States simultaneously. The method includes the EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target (-20% or 30% in 2020), the renewable target (20% by 2020), and the energy efficiency target (20% better than reference by 2020) as well as the EU Emission Trading Scheme. The study demonstrates that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) could be reduced by more than 30%, if the already agreed targets on renewable energy and energy efficiency are implemented and action is taken in other sectors.