To date, Estonia does not have any climate change related laws.

Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2030 ( 2017 / Adaptation Framework )

The development document “Development Plan for Climate Change Adaptation until 2030” presents a framework for action which serves as a basis for reducing the vulnerability of the state of Estonia in relation to climate change. It determines the impact of climate change on priority areas and the adaptation measures which need to be taken in…read more

‘Estonia 2020’ National Reform Programme ( 2011 / Mitigation Framework )

Estonia 2020 (approved by the Government in 2011) establishes two major priorities of the Government in moving towards an environmentally sustainable economy and energy sector: - implementing long-term structural changes in the energy sector in harmony with Estonia’s energy security and energy efficiency objectives; and - reducing general resource intensity, including the energy intensity of…read more

National Environmental Strategy until 2030 ( 2007 )

This document sets the Estonian environmental strategy to 2030. It defines the main environmental challenges the country faces,, including climate change, and how they should be addressed. The document notably seeks to reduce energy consumption in buildings and transport, protect forests, and reduce CO2 emissions per capita.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

The European Union and its 28 Member States submitted a joint NDC: at least 40% domestic reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990

Source: NDC

80% GHG emission reduction by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): ‘Estonia... (2011 / Executive)

70% cut in GHG emissions, then 72%, then 80% by 2030, 2040, 2050 against a 2013 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): ...

No more than 11% emission increase by 2020 compared with a 2005 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2005 | Source(s): ‘Estonia... (2011 / Executive)

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

25% renewables of final energy consumption by 2020, then 50% by 2030

Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020, 2030 | Source(s): ‘Estonia... (2011 / Executive)

Less than 90% oil and at least 8% renewable of electricity produced by 2015

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): National E... (2007 / Executive)

Maintain energy consumption per GDP at 20.0TJ per PPP by 2010 against a 2003 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2010 | Base year: 2003 | Source(s): National E... (2007 / Executive), ‘Estonia... (2011 / Executive)

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.

Reduce GHG emissions from transport below 2,157,000 tons CO2e base level and fossil fuels in transport below 387.7 kg per inhabitant

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: N/A | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National E... (2007 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Estonia does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 4 September, 2017