National Burden Sharing

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 22 June 2022

On 4 December 2015, a political agreement was reached between the 4 ministers responsible for the climate on the distribution of Belgian climate and energy targets for the 2013-2020 period.

This agreement covers:

  1. greenhouse gas emissions from sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme ("non-ETS" sectors)
  2. deployment of renewable energies
  3. share of ETS-revenues from auctioning
  4. international pricing

In order to make this agreement enforceable, it has been translated into a formal and legally binding cooperation agreement (2017) between the regions and the federal state. A project validated by the 'Comité de Concertation' and the NCC is already available. It contains not only the commitments made in the political agreement, but also all the implementation modalities and responsibilities of each. Assent procedures are in progress.

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