At the second Eastern Partnership (EaP) formal ministerial meeting on environment and climate change today in Luxembourg, the EU and the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) reaffirmed the need to keep environment and climate action high on political and economic agendas.
The European Commission is organising a series of technical workshops in the 10 EU Member States that will benefit from the new Modernisation Fund to be set up under the revised ETS Directive. The workshops will also allow for discussions on the possible use of the Article 10c mechanism.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today issued its Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways. The report provides policy-makers across the globe with a strong scientific basis for their efforts to modernise the economy, tackle climate change, promote sustainable development and eradicate poverty.