Effort sharing: How binding should climate protection be?

Article 4 of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) stipulates that all EU countries must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an individually defined percentage by 2030. With the Fit-for-55-package, the EU Commission proposed a raise to these reduction targets once again. For example, Germany was previously expected to achieve a reduction of 38 percent compared with 2005, but now the reduction target is to be raised to 50 percent. Overall, the EU member states are to jointly reduce their emissions in the ESR sectors by 40 percent by 2030.

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