Ministers urged to scrap Effort Sharing Decision flexibilities

European environmental groups have urged ministers to scrap new flexibility options designed to help member states meet their 2030 emissions reduction targets in non-trading sectors

European environmental groups have urged ministers to scrap new flexibility options designed to help member states meet their 2030 emissions reduction targets for non-trading sectors.

The 29 groups, including CAN Europe, Carbon Market Watch, WWF and a number of national NGOs, said forestry offsets would undermine climate action in other sectors while the use of allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) in sectors outside of the ETS would open the door to surplus allowances to stall the transition in these sectors.

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