The European Commission (EC) has proposed new 2030 member state climate targets that would set emission reduction standards for previously excluded sectors, including buildings, transport and agriculture. Under the new proposal these sectors would need to cut their emissions to 30 percent below the 2005 baseline by the year 2030. The proposal, which has to be agreed by the Council and the European Parliament before it becomes law, revises the so called Effort Sharing Decision, establishing binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for Member States for the period 2021-2030. Under the proposal each member state contributes towards the 2030 target via a binding, national reduction goal, calculated on the basis of their GDP per capita.
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