CLIMATE CHANGE: EU ADOPTION OF EUROPE'S CLIMATE AND ENERGY PACKAGE

The EU has adopted a world-leading Climate and Energy Package. The package of measures imposes legally binding targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20%; to establish a 20% share for renewable energy; and to improve energy efficiency by 20%, all by 2020. There are also agreed revisions to the emissions trading system; the distribution of the reduction effort outside of the emissions trading system; a legal framework for environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS); and on the related proposals on CO2 emissions from cars and on fuel quality. Developments on these and other current issues are reported on in Brussels News, the regular newsletter of the Brussels Office for members of the Bar of England & Wales. Please e-mail: evanna.fruithof@barcouncil.be


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