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EU to take part in Fiji ministerial dialogue ahead of UN climate talks (COP23) 16/10/2017

Ahead of the next UN climate conference (COP23), Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Estonian Environment Minister Siim Kiisler will represent the EU and its Member States at a ministerial dialogue known as 'pre-COP' in Nadi, Fiji, on 17-18 October.

EU Member States agree negotiating position on key 2030 climate policy proposals 13/10/2017

EU Member States today adopted a common negotiating position on two key legislative proposals for the EU's 2030 climate and energy policy framework – one on reducing emissions in sectors not covered by the EU emissions trading system (ETS) and the other on emissions from land use and forestry.

India and EU strengthen partnership to implement the Paris Agreement and boost clean energy cooperation 06/10/2017

The EU and India have adopted a historic Leaders' Joint Statement on clean energy and climate change. The statement was endorsed by leaders at the EU-India summit in Delhi on 6 October 2017.

Member States to benefit from over €222 million investments for environment, nature and climate action 28/09/2017

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to more sustainable and low-carbon future under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action.

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Carbon market experts gather to discuss emissions trading systems worldwide 26/09/2017

Carbon market experts from around the globe gathered yesterday for a workshop in Florence, Italy, to exchange experiences from emissions trading systems put in place by different countries and regions.

EU citizens increasingly concerned about climate change and see economic benefits of taking action, survey shows 15/09/2017

Europeans have become increasingly concerned about climate change and a large majority believe that taking action will boost the EU economy and jobs, according to a new survey.

EU co-hosts major international climate meeting with Canada and China 15/09/2017

The European Union, Canada and China are joining forces to strengthen global action in the fight against climate change by co-convening a ministerial meeting on climate action on 15-16 September in Montreal, Canada. This gathering, a first of its kind, seeks to further galvanise global momentum for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Court judgment again confirms benchmarks for free allocation of ETS allowances for 2013-2020 24/08/2017

On 26 July 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment in which it confirmed the methodology applied by the Commission when establishing the benchmarks for free allocation of EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) allowances for the period 2013-2020 (Commission Decision 2011/278/EU).

EU and Switzerland join forces on emissions trading 16/08/2017

The EU is set to link its emissions trading system with Switzerland's system, after the European Commission adopted two proposals to finalise an agreement between the two sides.

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2017 auction calendars for aviation allowances published 08/08/2017

EEX and ICE have today published their 2017 calendars for the auctions of aviation allowances.