Trends and projections in Europe 2013 : Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets until 2020
European Environment Agency
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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This 2013 edition of the annual EEA 'Trends and projections' report aims to provide an assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards achieving their climate mitigation and energy policy objectives. These targets include international commitments under the Kyoto Protocol (KP) and the EU's own commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20 % during the 2013–2020 period. The report also broadens its scope to include a new assessment of progress towards energy policy objectives adopted by the EU for 2020, which aim to increase the share of renewable energy sources (RES) to 20 % of EU's final energy consumption and to increase energy efficiency by 20 %. Taken together, these three climate and energy targets for 2020 constitute the 20/20/20 objectives which form part of the 'Europe 2020 — Europe's growth strategy'. The report supports and complements the annual report of the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the progress of the EU and its Member States towards set targets, as required by Article 21 of the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) (EU, 2013a). The first section of the report, Part A, looks at progress towards Europe's objectives under the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period (2008–2012). With the recent release by the EEA and 18 EU Member States of approximated estimates of 2012 GHG emissions, complete data on annual GHG emissions during the KP's first commitment period 2008–2012 is available for the first time. These data allow for a more accurate assessment of progress than in previous years as well as a full analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and non‑EU ETS sectors for the 2008–2012 period.
Citation“2013. Trends and projections in Europe 2013 : Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets until 2020. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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