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Overview of Low-Carbon Development Strategies in European Countries
Eionet Report — ETC/ACM 2018/12

Released: 2018/11/26: See the report

Eionet Report - ETC/ACM 2018/12 cover

Information reported by Member States under the European Union Monitoring Mechanism Regulation

Abstract
The European Commission in its low-carbon economy suggest cutting domestic GHG emissions to 80 % below 1990 levels by 2050. In order to see if this is reflected in the EU Member States (MS), submitted information under the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (525/2013), between 2015 and 2018 on national Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) have been reviewed. The overview shows that the reported strategies vary largely across MS in terms of ambitions, coverage, timeframe, legal status, implementation and robustness. According to the developed criteria, 13 MS are considered to have a proper LCDS, 10 of which have been legally adopted.

Prepared by: ETC/ACM Consortium partner members Elisabeth Kampel Michaela Titz, Henrik Neier, Gilbert Ahamer, Lorenz Moosmann, Carmen Schmid (all UBA-V); Katrina Young (Aether); Tom Dauwe (VITO) and Magdalena Jóźwicka from EEA.

Published by: ETC/ACM, November 2018, 76 pp.