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irishkid Apr 28, 2015 07:53 PM
What happerns if a member state misses its 2020 emissions reduction targets?
Is there a fine? Does the country have to buy carbon credits?
Where is the process defined for failing to meet targets?
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EEA May 11, 2015 02:56 PM
The core task of the EEA is to gather data and produce reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe. Therefore, in general, European environmental legislation is beyond the Agency’s working remit. The EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies.

It is the EU Commission, which has the responsibility of overseeing that Member States act in accordance with EU law. The role of the EEA is to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information.

So, you question about compliance once the emission reduction targets have been missed is something for the European Commission (DG Environment) to reply to.

All our data, indicators, publications etc. are available from out website; in this regard, you may find one of our newest publications on projections interesting:[…]/

We also have a number of data viewers which may be of interest to you.[…]/air-emissions-viewer-lrtap[…]/greenhouse-gases-viewer

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