Connie Hedegaard: "F-gas agreement is a major step forward to reduce some of the most dangerous greenhouse gases"
The Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives has today endorsed an agreement reached between the institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases).
Commission gives green light for a first set of Member States to allocate allowances for calendar year 2013
The European Commission today adopted a first Commission decision on free allocation of emission allowances by Member States for phase three of the EU ETS.
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Following the vote of the European Parliament yesterday, the EU Climate Change Committee today discussed the draft amendment of the Auctioning Regulation and a non-paper outlining several options for the time profile of back-loaded auction volumes.
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The European Commission has requested Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Ireland, Sweden and Slovenia to adopt the necessary measures to fully transpose the EU Directive on the geological storage of CO2 into their national law.
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In view of the recent progress by the co-legislators towards an agreement on the clarifying amendment of the EU ETS Directive enabling the back-loading of 900 million allowances through an amendment of the Auctioning Regulation, the European Commission has started preparations to be ready for implementation.
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At least 20% of the entire European Union budget for 2014-2020 will be spent on climate-related projects and policies, following the European Parliament's approval today of the 2014-2020 EU budget. The 20% commitment triples the current share and could yield as much as €180 billion in climate spending in all major EU policy areas over the seven-year period.
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The Portuguese project Sown Biodiverse Pastures has won the European Commission's World You Like Challenge competition for the best solutions to climate change. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, announced the winner at the Sustainia Award Ceremony in Copenhagen last night.
The European Commission today proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to formally ratify the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the Kyoto Protocol.
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warns today that the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions are still much too high to meet the agreed international goal of holding global warming below 2°C.
The European Commission today adjusted the annual limits on Member States' greenhouse gas emissions for 2013-2020 from sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
The European Commission today proposed amending the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) so that aviation emissions would be covered for the part of flights that takes place in European regional airspace.
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