Policies and measures

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On this page, you will find the information on policies and measures introduced by European Union (EU) Member States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to achieve climate change and energy targets.

Information reported on policies and measures

In the EU, a ‘monitoring mechanism’ has been in place for two decades to monitor the annual greenhouse gas emissions in EU Member States, as well as the actions taken by these Member States to reduce their emissions. As a result, information on more than 1 500 national policies and measures is available in the EEA database on climate change mitigation policies and measures in Europe.

The latest reported information (2017) is analysed in the report, ‘National policies and measures on climate change mitigation in Europe in 2017’, and the related briefing, ‘Tracking climate policies in European Union countries’. 

Supporting policy evaluation

Information reported by Member States on their climate policies is used to monitor climate action at a national level. It can also serve to assess and evaluate existing policies and to help inform decisions about new policies.

The briefing ‘Using Member States’ information on policies and measures to support policymaking: energy efficiency in buildings’  illustrates how databases on policies and measures can support policy evaluation by presenting the results of two case studies analysing policies and measures targeting energy efficiency in buildings.

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