EU countries tackle ETS allowances in climate law

EU countries have sought more freedom to choose whether they want to use allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) to meet climate targets in other sectors, a leaked draft has shown

EU countries have sought more freedom to choose whether they want to use allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) to meet climate targets in other sectors, a leaked draft has shown.

The compromise text by the Maltese EU Council presidency on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) suggests limited changes to the European Commission’s proposal, which set 2030 emission reduction targets for sectors such as agriculture, buildings and transport.

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