Who we are
|Administrative & Legal Support, Liaison with SRD
Rudy VAN HORENBEEK
International & Mainstreaming
Philip OWEN (Acting)
European & International Carbon Markets
Mary Veronica TOVSAK PLETERSKI (Director),
Damien MEADOWS (Adviser)
Climate strategy, Governance and Emissions from Non-trading Sectors
Artur RUNGE-METZGER (Director)
|Shared Resources Directorate
Bruno PRAGNELL (Director)
|A1. International and Inter-Institutional Relations
Elina BARDRAM (HoU)
|B1. ETS Policy Development|
Peter ZAPFEL (HoU),
Cécile HANOUNE (DHoU)
C1. Strategy & Economic Assessment
|1. Human Resources & Administration
Alan HUYTON (Acting)
|A2. Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol
Philip OWEN (HoU)
B. TRANHOLM-SCHWARZ (DHoU)
B2. ETS Implementation
|C2. Governance & Effort Sharing
Hans BERGMAN (HoU),
Yrjo MAKELA (DHoU)
Francois CASANA (HoU),
Alexandra VAKROU (DHoU)
Beatriz YORDI (HoU)
|B3. International Carbon Market, Aviation and Maritime
Laurence GRAFF (HoU),
Heidi HILTUNEN (DHoU)
C3. Land Use and Finance for Innovation
|3. Information Technology
Jose TORCATO (HoU),
Eddy PHILIPPAERTS (DHoU)
|C4. Road Transport
Alex PAQUOT (HoU)
001 - Administrative & legal support, liaison with SRD
- Coordination of infringements handling, access to documents' requests, effective implementation of the Better Regulation guidelines and adherence to the REFIT principles
- Human resources, logistics and budget management, support to strategic planning and programming as well as audit and internal control
- Liaison with the Shared Resources Directorate (SRD CLIMA/ENV), management of the framework contract 'for the provision of services in the area of evaluation, analysis, support to impact assessments and implementation of climate change policies', evaluation
002 - Communication
Directorate A "International & Mainstreaming"
The mission of Directorate A is to
- coordinate inter-institutional relations, the implementation of the Paris Agreement as well as continuing international climate negotiations,
- protect the ozone layer and reduce the use of fluorinated gases,
- promote climate resilience at EU and international level, and
- stimulate the effective deployment of funding for mitigating climate change, including within the EU budget.
Unit A1 "International and Inter-Institutional Relations"
- Work with international community, EU Member States and key third country partners towards the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement
- Enhance climate policy dialogues and cooperation activities bilaterally with third countries with the view to contribute to accelerated transition to a global climate resilient, low carbon economy
- Collaborate with other Commission services, the European Union External Action Service and the service for Foreign Policy Instruments to pursue and scale up climate diplomacy around the world, including in the context of G8 and G20
- Maintain an effective relationship with the Council and the European Parliament, other European institutions and consultative bodies in order to contribute to the successful endorsement or adoption of climate initiatives through the inter-institutional process
- Handle and process the questions, opinions and complaints originating in other EU institutions and bodies.
Unit A2 "Climate Finance, Mainstreaming, Montreal Protocol"
- Participate in international climate negotiations and meetings in respect of climate finance and stimulate public and private financial support for developing countries to facilitate their compliance with the Paris Agreement
- Promote the achievement of EU goals for climate-relevant expenditure within the EU budget, including action to foster climate-friendly research
- Ensure an effective implementation of the LIFE Climate Action sub-programme
- Conduct the EU's climate policy dialogue with strategic partners: China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa
- Protect the ozone layer and the climate system against the adverse effects of ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases both in the EU and internationally within the framework of Montreal Protocol.
Unit A3 "Adaptation"
- Develop climate resilience and promote climate action across the EU, at national, regional and urban level, through the implementation of the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change
- Mainstream adaptation to climate change into the different EU policy areas (water, infrastructure, innovation, etc.)
- Promote the achievement of climate action in the European Structural and Investment Funds, regional and urban funds (European Regional Development Fund, Cohesion Fund) and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
- Promote climate resilience internationally in the framework of international climate negotiations and within those countries most vulnerable to climate change, such as Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island States (SIDS).
Directorate B "European & International Carbon Markets"
The mission of directorate B is to
Unit B1 "ETS Policy Development and Auctioning"
- Play a key role in building, maintaining and operating the European Union's flagship policy for combatting climate change, the EU ETS
- Contribute to the system's strategic development to achieve cost-effective greenhouse gases emission reductions beyond 2020 and to enable the EU ETS to serve as an inspiration for the rest of the world
- Develop and support the implementation of legal and technical solutions to ensure the smooth functioning of the European carbon market in particular with regard to large-scale auctioning.
Unit B2 "ETS Implementation"
- Develop and implement efficient and secure operation of the Union registry
- Ensure coherent implementation by the Member States of harmonised allocation rules based on product benchmarks for the calculation of free allowances as well as for the calculation of the International Credit Entitlements in the EU ETS in the period 2013-2020
- Address issues of industrial competitiveness in relation to implementation of the EU ETS, including the risk of carbon leakage for industry.
Unit B3 "International Carbon Market, Aviation and Maritime"
- Extend market-based incentives for effectively and cost-effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions both inside the EU and globally, by encouraging emissions trading systems and the linking of these, with the ultimate aim of building an international carbon trading market
- Implement and develop the EU ETS in respect of aviation's climate change impacts and encouraging measures to reduce impacts from aviation, in particular from third countries
- Develop and encourage measures to significantly reduce maritime transport's climate change impacts, including European legislation appropriate to achieve this goal
- Give incentives through the EU ETS Directive and other EU legislation for appropriate activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in third countries, including through the development of sectoral mechanisms.
Directorate C "Climate strategy, Governance and Emissions from Non-trading Sectors"
The mission of Directorate C is to
- support the development of cost-efficient climate policies and strategies,
- streamline climate and energy governance, especially monitoring and evaluation,
- prepare, negotiate, implement and enforce legislation covering sectors outside emissions trading (i.e. households, transport, agriculture, forestry, and carbon capture, use and storage), and
- design and implement public-private funding mechanisms fostering modernisation and innovation.
Unit C1 "Strategy & Economic Assessment"
Unit C2 "Governance & Effort Sharing"
- Lead the Commission's development and implementation of monitoring, reporting and verification systems of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU and globally, in order to track progress towards the achievement of climate objectives in the most transparent and coherent way
- Prepare and implement the work on streamlining climate and energy governance in connection with the development of the Energy Union
- Prepare, negotiate, implement and enforce legislation on effort sharing (i.e. emissions reductions in sectors outside of the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System).
Unit C3 "Land Use and Finance for Innovation"
- Reconcile mitigation objectives related to agriculture, forestry and land use with food security, biomass and bioenergy use, by advancing climate smart agriculture and forestry practices and supporting the progressive inclusion of these sectors into the EU's domestic and international climate policy in order to reduce emissions and enhance their removal
- Enhance EU domestic climate finance for innovation, by addressing new options for sourcing, leveraging, delivery and governance of low carbon finance that is compatible with sustainable growth and contributes to the implementation of the EU's climate and energy policies.