Effort-Sharing Decision: How the EU is at risk of emitting 4.7 billion tonnes more CO2 than its Paris climate pledge | WWF

Effort-Sharing Decision: How the EU is at risk of emitting 4.7 billion tonnes more CO2 than its Paris climate pledge

Posted on 01 June 2016
The EU Effort-Sharing Decision needs to be toughened up in line with the Paris Agreement
© Carbon Market Watch and WWF
This report by WWF and Carbon Market Watch warns of dangerous loopholes in Europe's biggest climate instrument - the Effort-Sharing Decision - that could undermine Europe’s climate commitments under the Paris agreement.

The report calls for greater emission cuts in sectors including transport, agriculture, waste and buildings, if the EU’s largest climate policy is to be consistent with limiting global warming to well below 2°C and work for 1.5°C, and for flexilibilities not to become 'loopholes' which allow countries to cheat on emissions reductions efforts.