The Effort Sharing Regulation and Land

14 Jul: Questions and Answers – The Effort Sharing Regulation and Land, Forestry and Agriculture Regulation

(Source: European Commission)


1. What is the purpose of the Effort Sharing Regulation?

The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), as adopted in 2018, sets national targets for emission reductions from road transport, heating of buildings, agriculture, small industrial installations and waste management. These sectors – which were not included until now in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) – currently generate about 60% of EU greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the EU’s overall emission reductions target by 2030, the Commission is now proposing to reduce emissions under the ESR by at least 40%, compared to 2005 …