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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. Iceland and Switzerland provided information on climate policies and measures as well. As a result, information on more than 2000 national climate change mitigation policies and measures can be explored in the EEA viewer on national policies and measures on climate change mitigation in Europe

 

The same information is available and can be downloaded using the EEA database on climate change mitigation policies and measures in Europe

 

 

The last mandatory reporting was in 2019 but 5 Member States updated information in 2020. The reported information (2019) is summarised in the briefing , ‘More national climate policies expected, but how effective are the existing ones?’ and analysed in the report, ‘Overview of reported national policies and measures on climate change mitigation in Europe in 2019’. 

 Detailed guidance on the EEA outputs on climate policies and measures can be found in the EEA navigation document ‘Navigation through the EEA outputs related to climate policies and measures reported in Europe’.

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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