The European Topic Centre on Climate Change Mitigation and Energy (ETC/CME) is an international consortium working with the European Environment Agency under a framework partnership agreement for the period 2019-2021. The defined objectives of the ETC/CME are to support EEA activities across the strategic area 1.3 of the EEA Work Programme, which consists in informing policy implementation in the area of climate change mitigation and energy.
More specifically, the ETC supports EEA within the following work package areas:
- Data reporting, review and support on a number of key EU data flows such as the greenhouse gas emission inventory, greenhouse gas emission projections, climate policies and measures, fluorinated greenhouse gases, and reporting under the fuel quality directive.
- Integrated assessments, policy effectiveness and indicators (environmental status and trends, progress towards policy targets, and policy evaluation). This includes for example the annual Trends and Projections in Europe report tracking the progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets.
- The ETC/CME is also actively part of the wider European Environment Information and Observation Network (Eionet), including the European Environment Agency, 38 member and cooperating countries and 7 Topic Centers covering different environmental issues such as air pollution, biodiversity and circular economy.
The EEA report ‘‘Trends and projections in Europe 2019 — Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets’ presents an analysis of the EU progress towards the 2020 and 2030 targets for climate and energy.
The ETC/CME report on Renewable energy in Europe outlines the progress made in 2018 and 2019 in the deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) since 2005 in the European Union (EU-27) as a whole, and at country, market and technology level.