EEA Report No 6/2016

Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive — Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

Directive 2003/87/EC (EU, 2003) of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union (EU) established the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which is a key EU policy instrument aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

This EEA report considers whether or not the implementation of this directive is on track, if there is potential for improvement in certain areas and whether or not further information is required to determine the status of implementation.