Climate Action


Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve 17/07/2017

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020.

EU environment ministers to discuss way forward for implementing Paris climate agreement 13/07/2017

European Union (EU) environment ministers will meet this week to discuss global developments on climate change and EU implementation of the Paris Agreement, together with Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.

G20 Summit confirms that the Paris Agreement is irreversible 10/07/2017

On 7-8 July, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with other Group of Twenty (G20) leaders for a summit in Hamburg, Germany. This was the first such global meeting following the announcement by the US Administration of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

EU reiterates commitment to helping Pacific islands cope with impacts of climate change 05/07/2017

The European Union has reiterated its full commitment to helping Pacific island countries and territories cope with adverse impacts of climate change, at an inaugural event of the Climate Action Pacific Partnership held in Suva, Fiji, on 3-4 July.

EU leaders commit to swiftly and fully implement Paris climate deal 23/06/2017

Heads of the EU Member States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission have strongly reaffirmed the EU's commitment to swiftly and fully implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Climate-smart agriculture and forestry projects help turn EU policies into action 06/06/2017

EU-funded projects on climate-smart agriculture and forestry help turn policy goals into concrete action and could be further scaled up to enhance impacts, concluded a workshop organised by the European Commission and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on 1 June.

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EU and 79 African, Caribbean, Pacific countries press ahead on Paris implementation, call on global community to maintain climate efforts 02/06/2017

The European Union and the ACP Group of States, which represents African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, today reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and called on the global community to maintain the momentum for ambitious action.

Statement by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the US announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement 01/06/2017

"Today is a sad day for the global community, as a key partner turns its back on the fight against climate change. The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement. 

Europe on the Move: Commission takes action for clean, competitive and connected mobility 31/05/2017

The European Commission is today taking action to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.

Run for climate - Burn carbs not carbon - 28 may 2017
Running for the climate: EU staff to take part in Brussels 20km race 24/05/2017

Around 40,000 runners will take part in this year's '20km of Brussels' race on Sunday 28 May – and among them will be many staff members from the European Union institutions.