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Why the EU Needs an Emission Budget

Why the EU Needs an Emission Budget

What matters for the climate is the total amount of emissions and removals over time and corresponding levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration. The current focus on reductions achieved as of a specific moment in time disguises this. Emission budgets that quantify the total amount of permissible emissions would address this problem. The EU should establish an emission budget within its Climate Law. This emission budget should include all GHG emissions, not only CO2. These are some of the key findings of this briefing paper.


Citation

Meyer-Ohlendorf, Nils 2020: Why the EU needs an emission budget. Berlin: Ecologic Institute.

Language
English
Funding
Publisher
Year
2020
Dimension
4 pp.
Project ID
60009
Keywords
removals, atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration, reductions, emission budgets, EU ETS, Climate Action Regulation, EU climate policies, global emission, temperature targets, Europe