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EU Climate Change Committee makes progress on back-loading

Carbon dioxide cloud against a blue sky © Hemera

Following the vote of the European Parliament yesterday, the EU Climate Change Committee today discussed the draft amendment of the Auctioning Regulation and a non-paper outlining several options for the time profile of back-loaded auction volumes.

While no formal decisions have been taken today, most Member States called for a swift implementation and have expressed support for the variant of option b set out in the non-paper.

Following the expected conclusion of the legislative process on the clarifying amendment of the EU ETS Directive by the Council on 16 December, the Commission intends to ask the Climate Change Committee to vote on the amendment of the Auctioning Regulation in January 2014.

Regular updates on progress, including the date of the forthcoming vote, will be provided via this website.

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