Low carbon and positive carbon benchmarks

Published 02.11.2020

State of play: on 9 December 2019, the Regulation was published in the Official Journal (L 317/17).

Level 1


  • 24 May 2018, the proposal was published as part of a reforms package.
  • 18 June 2019, the TEG published its report on Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures.
  • 5 July 2019, the Commission launched a call for feedback on climate benchmarks and benchmarks’ ESG disclosure


  • 28 September 2018, the ECON Committee published a draft report on the proposal for a regulation.
  • 18 October 2018, the ECON Committee held a hearing on the dossier.
  • 22 November 2018, the ENVI Committee presented its opinion on the proposals.
  • 14 November 2018, the Parliament confirmed the negotiations mandate.
  • 13 December 2018, the ECON Committee adopted its report on the proposal and the negotiations mandate.
  • 25 March 2019, the Parliament adopted the text of the trilogue agreement in plenary.


Trilogue negotiations

  • 25 February 2019, the Parliament and the Council reached an agreement.

Level 2

  • 17 July 2020, the European Commission adopted delegated acts setting out minimum technical requirements for the methodology of EU Climate Benchmarks, as well as a number of ESG disclosure requirements.

Level 3

  • 23 March 2019, ESMA published the responses to the consultation on disclosure requirements applicable to credit rating.
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