The 'EU for Talanoa' conference is organised by the European Commission on 13 June 2018 as part of the EU's contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, an international process to take stock of the collective and individual efforts towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The meeting was held to announce the results of the preliminary carbon leakage calculations for the next phase of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to stakeholders and to explain the methodology for the first-level quantitative assessment, elements of the carbon leakage indicator and sector eligibilities for the second-level assessments.
During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards. The nine winners include projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. A special people's Choice Award, in line with this year's Green Week focus on sustainable cities, was given to a LIFE green city project, exploring solutions to reduce air pollution in cities.