ETC Climate change mitigation (ETC CM)

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The European Topic Centre on Climate change mitigation (ETC CM) is a consortium of 15 European organisations working in partnership with the European Environment Agency under a framework partnership agreement for the period 2022-2026.

The lead institution of the ETC CM is Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO).

The ETC CM informs decision-makers and the public by presenting reliable and comparable data and information on climate change mitigation, energy and transport in Europe.

Climate change represents one of the EEA and Eionet’s five areas of work outlined in their strategy for the period 2021-2030. In this area of work, the ETC CM will support EEA with monitoring Europe’s progress towards climate neutrality and climate resilience. We will also support the development, implementation and evaluation of relevant policies and accompanying measures, by:

  • Collecting, quality-checking, compiling and reporting relevant data and information on greenhouse gas emissions in Europe;
  • Analysing and assessing these data against European and national mitigation objectives and commitments;
  • Monitoring the implementation and effects of national climate-relevant policies and accompanying measures targeting sectors such as energy, transport, buildings, agriculture, forestry and other land use;
  • Identifying trade-offs and synergies of climate mitigation policies with other environmental issues, such as biodiversity, air pollution, freshwater and marine environment;
  • Developing knowledge on solutions to address environmental and sustainability challenges in the energy and mobility systems.