2020 Workshop on policies for delivering GHG reductions in effort sharing sectors (DG CLIMA)

Date: 11 February 2020

This workshop was organised as part of the project "Capacity Building to Facilitate Implementation of the Effort Sharing Legislation, with Focus on Ex-post Evaluation and Policy Lessons Learned" of DG Climate Action. The project team consisted of Ricardo Energy & Environment, Öko-Institut, VITO, and Wageningen Environmental Research.

The overall aim of this project was to strengthen Member States’ capacity to implement and meet their objectives under the effort sharing legislation. The specific objectives of the project were to:

  • Identify and share good practices of policies and measures in the Member States which reduce emissions in effort sharing sectors;
  • Improve Member States’ capacity for performing policy evaluations in particular ex-post evaluations; and
  • Support Member States in developing and putting in place appropriate policy measures.

On Tuesday 11th February 2020 the project delivered the second capacity building workshop on the Effort Sharing Regulation for policy makers, non-government organisations and business experts in Brussels.

Agenda: link


Jürgen Salay, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission: Chair welcome, agenda, aims of the day and outline of the case clinics

Transport Session:

Dan Forster, Ricardo Energy & Environment: Overview of policy instruments in the transport sector

Nicolas Osouf-Sourzat, Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France: The French Bonus/Malus system : lessons, successes, challenges

Mario Fruianu, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The Netherlands: Overview Sustainable Urban
Mobility and Transport on a zero mission pathway in the Netherlands

Agriculture Session:

Hugh Martineau, Ricardo Energy & Environment: Overview of Policy Instruments in the Agriculture Sector

John Muldowney, Ministry Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland: ESR Capacity Building Workshop. Case study : Irish Agriculture

Anne Biewald, Federal Environment Agency, Germany: Germany’s agriculture GHG reduction commitments and measures to meet targets 

Promoting the capacity support:

Dan Forster, Ricardo Energy & Environment: Overview of the tailored capacity building support and examples of support provided to Members States

Case Clinics:

Department of Environment, Flemish Government: How to support local energy and climate policies

Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg: Transport Case Clinic: Problem oriented session