Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>GHG emissions trading
Climate Change Policy Targets:Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), Energy Sector, Electricity Generation, Industry, Carbon Capture Storage
Agency:European Commission, Directorate-General Climate Action
Legal References:Directive 2009/29/EC, Regulation (EU) No 176/2014, Decision (EU) 1359/2013, Decision (EU) 2015/1814
Climate Change Description:

On 6 April 2009 the EU Council of Ministers adopted the final texts of the Climate and Energy Package, aimed at meeting the EU's goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20% by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels. It comprised six legislative texts, one of which was a revision of the EU emissions trading system (ETS). The revision introduced new rules for the EU ETS, which came into effect at the start of the current, third, trading period (2013-2020) on 1 January 2013.

This record supersedes:European Directive establishing a Greenhouse Emissions Trading Scheme , EU Emissions Trading System Phase 2 (2008-2012)

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