Allowing non-industrial sectors to meet their 2030 climate targets using emissions trading system allowances would water down the EU's overall climate goal, according to researchers
A report by the Öko-Institut warned that allowing ETS allowances to count towards 2030 Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) targets covering sectors such as transport, agriculture and buildings would reduce the overall emission reduction goal from 40% to 39%.
Some member states would benefit more than others by being able to postpone emission reductions in ESD sectors, according to the report for NGO Carbon Market Watch.
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