The European Commission has adopted a legislative proposal on effort-sharing to meet the European Union’s independent greenhouse gas reduction commitment in sectors not covered by the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). These sectors include transport, buildings, services, agriculture and waste. The Commission proposes an EU-wide reduction of around 10 per cent compared to 2005 figures. All EU Member States have their individual targets expressed as a percentage. In order to meet those national targets, Member States should introduce policies and measures to lower emissions, such as traffic management, taxation regimes and renewable energy for heating. Member States already monitor their greenhouse gas emissions and report on them every year. The next step in the legislative procedure is for the proposal to be discussed in parallel in the Council and the European Parliament.