REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL EU and the Paris Climate Agreement: Taking stock of progress at Katowice COP (required under Article 21 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and for reporting other information at national and Union level relevant to climate change and repealing Decision No 280/2004/EC)
1. This document constitutes the report set out in the title above, which is required by EU legal provisions. The main document (13696/18) is the Commission’s annual report on progress towards the EU’s climate commitments as required under Article 21 of the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (Regulation 525/2013).
2. The report concerns the progress the EU has made towards meeting its climate commitments up to 2020 and to 2030 following the Paris Agreement. The areas covered are: the EU’s international commitments for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions; the EU emissions trading system (ETS); emissions covered by the EU’s Effort-Sharing Decision (ESD) and Effort-Sharing Regulation (ESR); Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); and related developing EU legislation. The report also considers climate finance, climate change adaptation, and wider international climate cooperation.