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Feedback on the Proposal for Amendments to the Effort Sharing Regulation

February 3, 2021 Category: Policy Work Area: Methane

CATF is grateful for the opportunity to provide feedback on the European Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment for Amendment of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).

As noted in our comments on the inception impact assessment for amendments to the EU Emission Trading System (ETS), CATF has serious concerns about extending emissions trading to include methane, especially methane from the oil and gas sector. The current effort sharing regulation covers methane emissions from the energy sector ostensibly, however there is very little direct regulation or control of methane especially in the oil and gas sector.