Gap between 2008 GHG emissions in the sectors not covered by the EU ETS and relative Kyoto targets accounting for the effect of allocation to the EU ETS
- Allocation: allowances freely allocated or auctioned to the EU ETS in 2008.
- A positive value indicates a country for which 2008 emissions in the sectors that are not covered by the EU ETS are below its
2008–2012 average annual target, taking into account the effect of the allocation to the EU ETS but without use of carbon
sinks and Kyoto mechanisms.
- The gap for 'EU‑15' is assessed by considering the sum of the gaps of the 15 EU Member States which are part of the
burden-sharing agreement. Since Member States with a surplus can use any remaining allowances for their own purposes
and not necessarily transfer them via the flexible mechanisms to compensate for Member States with a shortfall, a gap is
also calculated for 'EU‑15 (no overachievement)', where only shortfalls are considered, but not any surplus.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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