Update on innovation, technology transfer and business cooperation
Climate smart land-use policy: best practices and innovation from LIFE and Horizon 2020 projects
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 Consultation Forum provides advice and expertise to the Commission in relation to the implementation of the F-gas Regulation.
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 Marrakech, Morocco. The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties and the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 7 to 18 November.
The Commission presented in the stakeholder meeting the inception impact assessment for the initiative on Monitoring Heavy Duty Vehicles' fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with a view to improving purchaser information and CE Delft presented the draft final report prepared for DG CLIMA of a supporting study on Monitoring heavy-duty vehicles’ CO2 emissions and their costs - An assessment. The meeting was chaired by DG CLIMA and some 70 participants representing EU Member States, the automotive industry (original equipment manufacturers and component suppliers), transport operators, the logistics sector, non-governmental organisations and the European Environment Agency took part.
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).