October 24, 2011

Emissions and targets of greenhouse gases not included in the Emission Trading System 2013-2020. Analysis of the impact of the European Effort Sharing Decision for the Netherlands

by Martijn Verdonk

- This report evaluates the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to calculate Member States’ targets for emissions not included in the Emission Trading System (ETS). It is concluded that, for the Netherlands, the non-ETS emission caps as proposed by the EC would result in an emission cap of 105 Mt CO2 equivalent by 2020. Emission caps have also been calculated for the years between 2013 and 2020. Non-ETS emission levels by 2020 would be around the calculated ESD cap for 2020. Policies of the current Dutch Government have not been included in this update.

Verdonk, M. (2011). "Emissions and targets of greenhouse gases not included in the Emission Trading System 2013-2020." PBL Report No. 500253003, Jun 2011.