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Law of 17 April 2018 on territory planning ( 2018 )

This law updates the legal framework on land planning in the country, notably to ensure that sustainable development principles are enshrined into territorial activities. Art. 1 states the specific objectives of the law, including: Objective 3: preserve the landscapes by guaranteeing their integrity and by maintaining the agricultural and forestry functions, viticultural, ecological, recreational and climatic Objective…read more

Budget Law (climate tax on liquid fuels and tax rebate on low-carbon cars) ( 2017 )

The budget law in Luxembourg has been related to climate change mitigation efforts for a number of years. In the budget 2018, the law of December 15th, 2017, stipulates in article 28 that the product of the climate change contribution levied on liquid fuels and its assignment to the Climate and Energy Fund can be charged…read more

Law supporting sustainable development in rural areas ( 2016 )

The law establishes a legal framework designed to support Luxembourg's agricultural sector over the long term, by ensuring its competitiveness, sustainability, polyvalence and innovation "in harmony with an integrated development of rural areas". It includes the climate constraint in a number of ways. Article 21 mentions that the compensation of damages caused by natural calamities…read more

Package on Climate Bank and Sustainable Housing ( 2016 )

The package on climate bank and sustainable housing of December 23th, 2016, is a broad set of laws aiming at enhancing the sustainable use of energy in the housing sector, and at instituting a climate subsidy scheme. The package consists of four new laws, and two amendments to previous laws. National regulations (Règlement grand-ducal) further…read more

Law on the electricity market ( 2015 )

The law amends a number of articles of the law of August 1st, 2007, on the electricity market. The law seeks to increase the share of renewable resources in the national electricity production as well as energy efficiency on the consumer side. The law normalises and simplifies procedures to facilitate the connection to the grid…read more

Law on the natural gas market ( 2015 )

The law amends a number of articles of the law of August 1st, 2007, on the natural gas market. The law seeks to improve the environmental footprint of the natural gas market as well as energy efficiency on the supply and distribution side. The law obliges natural gas suppliers to purchase the production of biogas,…read more

Climate Pact with the Municipalities ( 2012 )

The Climate Pact with the Municipalities consists of a 2012 law, amended on March 29th, 2016, that aims at encouraging greenhouse gases emissions mitigation at the municipality level. The law authorises the State to subsidy, from 2013 to 2020, the municipalities committed via the signature of a Climate Pact to apply a mitigation programme. Such a…read more

Law on carbon dioxide geological storage and environmental responsibility ( 2012 / mitigation Framework )

The law on carbon dioxide geological storage and environmental responsibility of 2012 establishes a legal framework for the environmentally safe geological storage and permanent confinement of carbon dioxide. The objective of CO2 geological storage must ensure and prevent as much as possible any harmful effect on the local environment and human health. The selection of…read more

Law instituting the fund for the protection of the environment ( 1999 )

The law establishes the Fund for the Protection of the Environment. The Fund is in charge of the protection and water sanitation, the prevention and fight against atmospheric pollution, noise and climate change, the prevention and management of waste, the protection of nature and natural resources, and the sanitation and rehabilitation of waste and contaminated sites.…read more

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Agenda 2030 national report (on sustainable development) ( 2017 )

Luxembourg's Agenda 2030's national implementation report was adopted by the Government on May 12th, 2017. It analyses what the country has done and will do, and sets national targets to act in favour of sustainable development in Luxembourg. The report examines how the country can perform over the seventeen objectives of the Agenda 2030. The…read more

Global Strategy for a Sustainable Mobility (MODU) ( 2012 )

The Global Strategy for a Sustainable Mobility (MODU) was published in 2012 to present an integrated approach over the question of sustainability in transport. MODU's goals are to enhance mobility, particularly public transport, while reducing budgetary costs. MODU relies in particular on the rail network for public transport, as they provide a fast, efficient, comfortable…read more

Action Plan towards the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions ( 2006 / mitigation Framework )

The Action Plan towards the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions was published by the Luxembourgish government in 2006 to fulfil the country's commitments within the Kyoto framework, and to enable sustainable development in energy-related sectors. The Action Plan defines mitigation measures that constitute a long-term strategy to combat climate change. In the transport sector, the Plan…read more

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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

Reductions in the ETS and non-ETS sectors amounting to 43% and 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 by 2030 against a 2005 baseline (collective EU target)

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

At least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 by 2030 against a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

Reducing by 2050 GHG emissions by 80–95 % by 2050 against a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): Decision N... (2013 / Legislative)

Maximum quantity of hydrofluorocarbons to be placed on the market and corresponding quotas by 2015, 2030

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): Fluorinate... (2014 / Legislative)

In 2020, the target is for the emissions from the ETS sectors to be 21% lower than in 2005

Economy Wide | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Reduction of EU GHG emissions by at least 30% below 1990 levels by 2020

Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

28% cut in GHG emissions by 2008-2012 compared with a 1990 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2012 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): Action Pla... (2006 / Executive), Global Str... (2012 / Executive)

40% cut in GHG emissions by 2030 compared with a 2005 baseline

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2005 | Source(s): Agenda 203... (2017 / Executive)

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Source(s):

Energy

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

20% of EU energy consumption to come from renewable resources by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

An EU target of at least 27% is set for the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU by 2030

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

An indicative target at the EU level of at least 27% is set for improving energy efficiency in 2030 compared to projections of future energy consumption based on the current criteria by 2030 against a 2014 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): 2030 frame... (2014 / Executive)

On 30 November 2016 the Commission proposed an update to the Energy Efficiency Directive, including a new 30% energy efficiency target for 2030 by 2030 against a 1990 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Energy distributors or retail energy sales companies have to achieve 1.5% energy savings per year through the implementation of energy efficiency measures by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

20% reduction in primary energy use compared with projected levels, by improving energy efficiency by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Obligated energy distributors and/or retail energy sales companies achieve a cumulative end-use energy savings target by 31 December 2020 at least equivalent 1.5% a year from 2014 to 2020 of the annual energy sales to final customers of all energy distributors or all retail energy sales companies by volume, averaged over the most recent 3-year period prior to 2013 by 2020 against a 2012 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Energy Eff... (2012 / Legislative)

The Union’s 2020 energy consumption has to be no more than 1 474 Mtoe of primary energy or no more than 1 078 Mtoe of final energy by 2020 against a 2012 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Energy Eff... (2012 / Legislative)

Union’s 2020 20% headline target on energy efficiency by 2020 against a 2012 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2012 | Source(s): Energy Eff... (2012 / Legislative)

The biofuels and bio-liquids should contribute to a reduction of at least 35% of GHG emissions. From 2017, their share in emissions savings should be increased to 50% by 2020

Biofuels | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

11% final energy consumption from renewables by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Agenda 203... (2017 / Executive)

Transportation

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

Biofuel GHG emissions must be >35% lower than the fossil fuel they are replacing by 2017, 2018 against a 2015 baseline

Biofuels | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2018 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): Fuel Quali... (2009 / Legislative)

Manufacturer's average emissions to be reduced yearly by 2014-2020 against a 2011 baseline

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011 | Source(s): Emission p... (2011 / Legislative)

Increasing aircraft fuel efficiency, thus reducing CO2 emissions by 20 to 30 % compared to ‘state-of-the-art’ aircraft entering into service as from 2014 by 2020

General | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Clean Sky ... (2007 / Legislative)

Reduce CO2 emissions by 50% and NOx by 80% by 2020 against a 2007 baseline

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2007 | Source(s): Clean Sky ... (2007 / Legislative)

Reducing the GHG intensity of fuels used in vehicles for transportation by 10% by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

General | Intensity Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): Fuel Quali... (2009 / Legislative)

Average emissions of 95 g CO2/km as average emissions for the new car fleet, in accordance with Article 13(5) by 2020

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): Emission p... (2009 / Legislative)

At least 10% share of renewables in final energy consumption in the transportation sector by 2020

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

Average emissions of 147 gCO2/km for the average emissions of new light commercial vehicles registered in the Union subject to confirmation of its feasibility, as specified in Article 13(1) by 2020

General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2011 | Source(s): Emission p... (2011 / Legislative)

The specific emissions of CO2 of each light commercial vehicle which is designed to be capable of running on a mixture of petrol with 85% bioethanol (‘E85’), and which complies with relevant Union legislation or European technical standards, shall be reduced by 5% by 2015

Renewable Energy | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2011 | Source(s): Emission p... (2011 / Legislative)

25% transportation by public sources by 2020

Public Transport | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Global Str... (2012 / Executive)

10% final transport fuel energy from renewables by 2020

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Agenda 203... (2017 / Executive)

Buildings

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

Every year, governments in EU countries must carry out energy efficient renovations on at least 3% (by floor area) of the buildings they own and occupy by 2020 against a 2009 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2009 | Source(s): 2020 Clima... (2009 / Legislative)

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.

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, Luxembourg does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 13 February, 2018