The EU Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders focus on sustainable energy issues, debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas.
The high-level conference on international carbon markets on 3 June 2019 in Brussels provides an opportunity for discussion on the role of international carbon markets in delivering environmental integrity and climate ambition.
Between 31 January and 15 March 2019, the European Commission held technical workshops in eight Member States on the free allocation rules and as a preparation to the big data collection exercise that every installation in the EU ETS will have to perform in order to be eligible for free allocation. The 1-day workshops covered all the details of the free allocation rules including National Implementation Measures (NIMs) process, benchmark updates and monitoring, reporting, verification and accreditation (MRVA) requirements. Some practical examples were used to demonstrate how to identify a number of sub-installations and to fill-in the required data templates.
The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is a landmark agreement that upholds and promotes the values shared by the EU and Canada. At the same time, Canada and the EU are committed to effectively implementing the Paris Agreement, the global pledge to fight climate change, which is an important shared responsibility for the EU, its Member States and Canada.
The 2018 UN climate change conference (COP24) was held from 2 to 15 December in Katowice, Poland. The EU and its Member States took part as parties to the UN climate change convention.
The 9th EU ETS Compliance Conference was attended by over 100 participants. The central theme of the conference this year was “Be prepared”. The Conference provided latest information on EU ETS phase IV implementation and other new ETS developments.
The European Commission organised between September 2018 and January 2019 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 also allowed for discussions on the possible use of the Article 10c mechanism.
During Climate Diplomacy Week, EU Delegations and embassies of several EU Member States around the world hold various events to foster dialogue and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire further action.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) presented the findings of a recent study on carbon capture and utilisation to interested stakeholders on 17 September 2018.
At this high-level event key regulators from across the global will discuss challenges and opportunities for decarbonizing road transport. The event is co-organised by the European Commission and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The objective is to underline the need for more ambitious action towards low- and zero-emission mobility.