Press conference by Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC, on the second call of the 'NER 300' funding programme
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, gave a press conference to announce the launch of the second call of the 'NER 300' funding programme. The EC awarded 1 billion euro funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under this second call. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving force behind developing new low-carbon initiatives.