MEPs and government delegates failed on Tuesday evening to reach a deal on post-2020 reforms to the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) setting limits on CO2 emissions from transport, waste, buildings and agriculture, with a further round of talks set for 13 December.
Speaking after the closed talks, an official from the Estonian EU presidency indicated that the “main political elements” of the proposal, namely the baseline year for emissions reduction targets and a ‘safety reserve’, remained unresolved.
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