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Member States agreed on ETS reform negotiating position

The Member States agreed their negotiation position on the EU ETS reform file during the Environmental Council on 28 February 2017. The agreement was supported by 19 countries out of the 28 composing the Council of the EU.

The emission trading scheme (ETS) is one of the main tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, which has committed to cut emissions by at least 40% by 2030. The Member States’ Ministers, which constitute the Environmental Council, consolidated their position on the reform just two weeks after the European Parliament had voted its own position.