2020 Climate and Energy Package European Union 2009

Name of policy 2020 Climate and Energy Package
Jurisdiction Supranational region
Supranational region
Country European Union

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Target
    • GHG reduction target
      • Formal & legally binding GHG reduction target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Formal & legally binding renewable energy target
    • Energy efficiency target
      • Formal & legally binding energy efficiency target
  • Climate strategy
    • Formal & legally binding climate strategy
    Sector name
    • General
      Policy description The 20-20-20 targets include: Reduction of EU GHG emissions by at least 20% below 1990 levels by 2020; 20% of EU energy consumption to come from renewable resources by 2020; 20% reduction in primary energy use compared with projected levels, by improving Energy efficiency

      This package contains Directive 2009/29/EC, Directive 2009/28/EC, Directive 2009/31/EC and Decision No. 406/2009/EC of the Parliament and the Council

      Policy type
      • Changing activity
      • Energy efficiency
      • Renewables
      • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
      • Non-energy5
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2009
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation 2020
      High impact GHG reduction
      Impact indicator
      NameValueBase yearTarget yearComments
      GHG emissions reduction (%)
      Energy efficiency improvement target (%)
      Share of renewables (%)

      Source or references http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/strategies/2020/index_en.htm
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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