Energy Community set to adopt ambitions 2030 energy and climate targets at December Ministerial Council

1 September 2022

The Energy Community Ministerial Council is expected to adopt 2030 energy and climate targets at its meeting on 15 December 2022 in Vienna under the presidency-in-office of Ukraine. The adoption of the targets is essential to put the Energy Community Contracting Parties on a path towards achieving climate neutrality of their economies by 2050 and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels in the shorter term.

The decision to be adopted is expected to cap the total greenhouse gas emissions for the Energy Community at 427.64 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030, which represents a decrease of 60.9% below 1990 levels.

On renewables, the national targets to be adopted are anticipated to result in an overall Energy Community target of 31.0% of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption by 2030. To boost energy efficiency and energy savings, the decision is expected to cap the amount of primary energy consumption at 129.88 Mtoe and the amount of final energy consumption at 79.06 Mtoe at the level of the Energy Community.