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Is there a case for the EU to move beyond 20% GHG emissions reduction by 2020?
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Policy Studies 6-12-2011
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-E--11-063 ECN publication
Number of pages: Full text:
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The overall message of this report is that, from a techno-economic perspective of meeting ambitious mitigation targets in the year 2050, there are sound arguments to move beyond the 20% target in 2020. However, to realize the deployment of low-carbon technologies for meeting these long-term targets in a consistent and cost-effective way, the targets have to be translated into a coherent mix of low-carbon technology policies, including a reliable and adequate level of carbon pricing combined with a variety of additional policy measures, depending on the sector concerned and tailored to the development stage of individual low-carbon technologies.

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