“The design of an independent expert advisory mechanism under the European Climate Law: what are the options?”, Alina Averchenkova and Lara Lázaro-Touza (Elcano, Spain)

The European Parliament and Council are currently discussing the draft European Climate Law that establishes a framework for achieving ‘climate neutrality’ (that is, net-zero greenhouse gas emissions) for the European Union. The legislative proposal by the European Commission from 4 March 2020 outlines the key elements of the framework. An important gap in the proposal is the lack of a mechanism for independent expert advice that would propose climate goals and assess implementation of the Law.

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