Dutch agency tables EU climate burden share plan

Environmental assessment agency proposes options for parcelling out "20-20" target ahead of EU legislation

The Dutch environmental assessment agency has proposed national burden-sharing targets for dividing up the EU's pledge to cut its overall greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020 (EED 09/03/07).

In a report released last week the agency (MNP) sets out various options for parcelling out the 20 per cent goal among the EU's 27 member states. One of these, dubbed "triptych", is "the most equally spread distribution of reduction efforts and abatement costs among all European countries," MNP says.

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