Guidance document for ex-post evaluation of climate policies in Effort Sharing sectors

This  guidance provides  support  to  European  Member States  to further  enhance  systematic  ex-post evaluation of Effort Sharing related policies. The Effort Sharing legislation establishes binding annual greenhouse  gas  emission  (GHG)  targets  for  Member  States  for  the  periods  2013-2020  and 2021-2030.  These targets  concern  emissions  from  most  sectors  not  included  in  the  EU  Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), such as transport, buildings, agriculture and waste. The national targets will collectively deliver a reduction of around 10% in total EU emissions from the sectors covered by 2020 and of 30% by 2030, compared with 2005 levels. Together with a 21% cut in emissions covered by the EU ETS by 2020 and 43% by 2030, this will allow the EU to achieve its climate targets for 2020 and 2030.This  guidance  covers  reporting  of  evaluation  results  as  well  as  the  learning  of  lessons  from ex-post evaluations for the design of future policies from Member States.