A new report by the Ecologic Institute makes concrete proposals for reforming the EU Effort Sharing Decision (ESD). A reduction target for 2050 as well as a robust review and target adjustment mechanism are highlighted as the main reform proposals. The report also touches on proposals for enhancing the flexibility of the ESD. The report is available for download.
With the European Council's conclusions of October 2014, the debate on the reform of the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) has begun. The adoption of the Paris Agreement (PA) set a new and critical benchmark for ESD reform. The European Commission is expected to present a legislative proposal for a new Effort Sharing Decision in the summer of 2016.