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Target Sharing 2020

Project name:Target Sharing 2020 - The Allocation of Community Targets in Climate Policy to the EU Member States
Project leader:

Karl Steininger

Project team:Claudia Kettner
Stefan Schleicher
Partners:WIFO, KWI Consultants and Engineers AG


Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (BMWA)
Federation of Austrian Industry (IV)
The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber WKÖ)
The Association of Austrian Electricity Companies (VEÖ)
Duration:Aug. 2007 - Dec. 2007



In March 2007, the European Council has decided on major milestones for the European climate and energy policy by defining the following Community targets for 2020:

- A reduction in energy consumption by 20% relative to Business as Usual.

- The share of renewable energy has to be increased to 20%.

- 10% of fuels should come from biological resources.

- The CO2 equivalent emissions of the six Kyoto gases have to be reduced by 20% relative to 1990. If other countries like the US and China also set emission reduction targets, the EU increases this target to 30%.

This ambitious Community targets have to be divided across the 27 member states by means of a target sharing agreement. This project aims to facilitate the negotiation process by the following tasks:

- For all member states, a comparable database on emissions, energy demand, economic activity and demographic trends will be developed.

-  Building on this database, indicators will be derived that show the influence of economic activity, demographic trends


Picture Contact information
Picture: Steininger, Karl, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.

Steininger, Karl, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.soc.oec.


Phone:+43 316 380 - 8441

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