Climate-neutrality estimate for Amsterdam. Impact of proposed policy on CO2 emissions – Update 2022

Every year CE Delft produces an estimate of Amsterdam’s emissions in 2030. In 2018, the City Council undertook to achieve a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 compared to 1990. The question is: to what extent can this target be achieved based on existing and proposed policies?

The estimate for 2030 is 2,200 ktonnes of emissions, or a 42% reduction compared to 1990, with a reduction range of 12% to 58%. This estimate is more favourable than last year’s (currently 2,200 ktonnes, formerly 2,400 ktonnes). Even so, the 55% reduction target does not seem to be completely feasible unless all developments turn out favourably, all proposed policies are adopted as soon as possible and the municipality is given the tools and is able to effectively deploy these tools for successful implementation. This is becoming more urgent each year.