The European Union Pavilion will host a series of side events during the COP22/CMP 12, aimed at stimulating the debate on key thematic areas, engage observers and facilitate the dialogue with party delegates and other participants.
The transition to a global low-carbon economy demands a fundamental shift in investment and economic development. The Paris Agreements marks its beginning. Europe has already shown that it is possible to decouple economic growth from emissions, and it has become a world leader in low-carbon technologies.
On 21 April 2016, the European Commission hosted an expert meeting to discuss technical aspects related to the proposed free allocation and carbon leakage rules for phase 4 of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS).
The Commission has set up an intensive expert consultation process to prepare for the implementation of the MRV Regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport.
The annual climate conference, known as the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will take place in Paris, France. The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties and the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 30 November to 11 December.
Up to 110 participants attended the 6th EU ETS Compliance Conference held in Brussels on the 5th and 6th of November 2015.
The Consultation Forum provides advice and expertise to the Commission in relation to the implementation of the F-gas Regulation.
On 18 June, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete, Internal Market and Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, will hold a high-level conference on EU action to decarbonise the road transport sector.
Stakeholder meeting to present the draft final report: Cost-benefit analysis of options for certification, validation, monitoring and reporting of Heavy Duty Vehicles fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
A study concerning the cost benefit analysis for certification, validation, monitoring and reporting of HDV CO2 emission was presented in the stakeholder meeting. Some 90 participants representing the automotive industry (original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers), EU Member States and non-governmental organisations took part. The meeting was co-chaired by DG GROW and DG CLIMA and presentations covered the conclusions of the draft final report prepared by TNO, TUV Nord and ICCT.
Studies concerning the regulation of CO2 from cars and light commercial vehicles for the period beyond 2020 were presented at a stakeholder meeting on 9 December 2014 in Brussels. Some 100 participants representing the automotive industry (original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers), EU Member States and non-governmental organisations took part. Presentations covered the conclusions of four pieces of analytical work as well as information about a number of pieces of ongoing work.