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Webinar – How the Effort Sharing Regulation can contribute to EU’s low carbon transition

05/04/2017 @ 10:30

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm CET (Brussels)



The Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) is Europe’s tool to reduce the climate impact of sectors that are not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS): those of the transport, agriculture, building and waste sectors. The proposal for the ESR for the post-2020 period is currently being discussed by European policymakers. If designed in the right way, the ESR can play a crucial role in the decarbonization of our economy and an improvement of our wellbeing.

Currently, however, Member States argue that the ESR will be too costly to achieve and they do not plan on going beyond their proposed targets. The multiple benefits to citizens, in the form of cleaner cities, more comfortable homes, better waste management systems & healthier food options, are not part of the debate.

This webinar aims to build the civil society’s understanding and capacity on the ESR. It will also introduce sectoral good practices, via the presentation of national case studies, in order to show that local actors are already taking ambitious action and can help in going beyond the current targets.


  • Introduction to the Effort Sharing Regulation, Ms Femke De Jong, Carbon Market Watch
  • Member States’ positions – presentation of the ESR calculator & country ranking, Mr. Carlos Calvo Ambel – Transport & Environment
  • National case studies – presentation of sectoral good practices
    • Waste in Spain – Friends of the Earth, Spain
    • Transport in Italy – Legambiente, Italy
    • Overview of sectoral policies in Portugal – Mr. Francisco Ferreira – Zero, Portugal

This event will be the webstreaming of a session of a civil society workshop organized on April 5 & 6 in Madrid, Spain


Event Category:


Carbon Market Watch
Zero Waste Europe