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EC Commission Staff Working document: Assessment of the final national energy and climate plan of the Netherlands

Klimaat Beleid en toezicht, EmissieRapport14 oktober 2020Jacques van de Worp

The final integrated national energy and climate plan (NECP)1sets a 2030 target for non-ETS greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of 36% compared to 2005, as set in the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).

The plan also includes a national total GHG emission target of -49% by 2030 compared to 1990, which contributes to the overall EU reduction target of 40%. The plan mainly describes existing policies and measures without incorporating the full set of recently agreed policies and measures. Based on this, the binding target for 2030 under the ESR could be missed. The national long-term GHG objective is a 95% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 compared to 1990, as set out in the national long-term strategy and in line with the National Climate Law.