Fuente: EEA, https://www.eea.europa.eu

Artículo publicado el 12 de enero 2022

EU ETS emissions continued to decline during the Covid-19 pandemic

«Under current and planned measures, EU Member States project that ETS emissions will continue to decrease in the coming decades albeit at a slower pace than historically, according to the latest annual European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing ‘Trends and projections in the EU ETS‘ published today. On recent trends, greenhouse gas emissions from stationary installations recorded under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) declined by just over 11% between 2019 and 2020.

Based on the projections from Member States submitted to the EEA, ETS emissions are expected to decrease by between 41% and 48% by 2030, and by between 55% and 62% by 2040, relative to 2005. Most of this decrease is projected to occur in the energy sector and it represents a slowdown compared to historical reductions, according to the briefing ‘Trends and projections in the EU ETS’. The projected reductions might become more pronounced as the ‘Fit for 55’ package is implemented and Member States include more ambitious measures in their projections.

As for the latest trends, 2020 saw the largest yearly drop in emissions since the ETS started in 2005. While a downward trend in ETS emissions has been observed in recent years, including a momentous 9 % drop between 2018 and 2019,  decreases in power demand and industrial activity during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic drove further substantial reductions. The briefing is based on a detailed analysis in the report Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2021, prepared for the EEA by the European Topic Centre on Climate Change Mitigation and Energy.

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