EEA database on climate change mitigation policies and measures in Europe

This database contains a number of policies and measures (PaM) implemented, adopted or planned by European countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These PaMs have been reported by European countries under the European Union (EU) Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) in 2020 (Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Latvia and Slovenia), 2019 (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and in 2017 (Austria and Romania). The search engine gives access to detailed information for each of the PaMs (or groups of PaMs). Countries report main characteristics of the PaMs, such as their description, objective, type, status, sectors affected, related Union Policy, entities responsible for their implementation, implementation period, etc. Where available, quantitative information on the GHG emissions savings achieved by PaMs (or groups of PaMs), both ex post (retrospectively) and ex ante (anticipated savings), as well as the projected and realised costs and benefits of the reported PaMs are reported.
Clicking on the ‘Name of policy or measure’ opens the PaM national report. The data shown can be filtered by different parameters using the right-hand drop-down options. The database can be downloaded as a CSV file.

The 2019 reported information – latest full reporting cycle is analysed in the report: Overview of reported national policies and measures on climate change mitigation in Europe in 2019, and the related briefing, More national climate policies expected, but how effective are the existing ones? Detailed guidance on the EEA PaM outputs can be found in the EEA PaMs navigation document. For more information, check also the Policies and measures dedicated subpage

Data sources

The datafiles with latest and previously reported and quality checked climate change mitigation policies and measures, reported under the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR), are available here.

Deliveries for National policies and measures have been quality checked and adjusted if appropriate by the European Topic Centre Climate Change Mitigation and Energy (ETC/CME).

To facilitate reporting, the EEA has developed an online reporting questionnaire available via ReportNet and ‘Guidelines for reporting on policies and measures by Member States under Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 (EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation)’, available at: http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu/help/mmr

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