Effort Sharing Regulation in numbers – low-carbon opportunities in non-ETS sectors

This event explores how to set Europe on a path to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, but it will also look at the ample opportunities that already exist for emission cuts in sectors such as agriculture and transport. Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment will also use this occasion to launch a new user-friendly online tool that calculates the impact of flexibilities on the legislation’s emissions reduction potential.

The event is kindly co-hosted by MEPs Dr. Miriam Dalli (S&D), Merja Kyllönen (GUE), and Benedek Jábor (Greens/EFA). Speakers at the event include Hans Bergman (European Commission), researchers as well as representatives from the business and NGO communities.


In July 2016, the European Commission made a proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation which sets national emission reduction targets for the EU Member States for sectors including transport, agriculture, buildings and waste. The EU has agreed to 30% emissions cuts in these sectors by 2030.

While the proposal offers clear benefits for citizens such as cleaner air, more comfortable homes and better livable cities, it includes a number of potential loopholes that could risk the delivery of the EU’s climate objectives.

Please register here for this event before the 18 January. Seats are limited! 


  • Dr. Miriam Dalli, Member of the European Parliament – Opening remarks
  • Ms. Verena Graichen, Oeko-institut – Effort Sharing pathways compatible with the Paris Agreement commitments
  • Ms. Femke de Jong, Carbon Market Watch – The Effort Sharing Regulation in numbers
  • Mr. Hans Bergman, DG CLIMA – Reaction from the European Commission
  • Ms. Anais Maillet, French environment ministry – How to capitalise on the low-carbon opportunities of the non-ETS sectors?
  • Mr. David Dent, Azotic Technologies – Low-carbon opportunities in the agricultural sector
  • Mr. Carlos Calvo Ambel, Transport & Environment – The role of transport decarbonization in the ESR
  • Q&A – moderated by Ms. Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mr. Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament – Concluding remarks


Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:30


European Parliament
Room A5E1
1000 Brussels