Effort Sharing Decision (ESD)

Prod-ID: DAT-170-en
Created 29 Nov 2016 Published 02 Dec 2016 Last modified 20 Apr 2017
The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) No 406/2009/EC establishes binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for Member States for the period 2013–2020. These targets concern emissions from most sectors not included in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), such as transport, buildings, agriculture and waste. The ESD introduced an annual compliance cycle requiring a review of Member States’ greenhouse gas inventories. The EEA supports the annual reviews of Member States' greenhouse gas emission inventories to ensure that the European Commission has accurate, reliable and verified information on annual greenhouse gas in order to determine compliance with the ESD targets. The first annual review was carried out as a “trial review” in 2015 concerning Member States inventories for the year 2013. The first comprehensive review was carried out in 2016 for the years 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014. The ESD dataset includes the results of the comprehensive review 2016. The review reports will be published by the European Commission.

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ESD Dataset 2005-2015

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