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ETS Auctioning Regulation amendment: auctions on renewed opt-out platform for Germany to resume soon 07/01/2019

The amendment to the ETS Auctioning Regulation re-listing Germany’s opt-out auction platform entered into force on 5 January.

Global HFC phasedown starts – the EU already below its first limit 01/01/2019

Today (1 January 2019) the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol enters into force. Both developed and developing countries have taken on mandatory commitments to reduce the global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), harmful man-made greenhouses gases.

EU phasedown of HFCs fully on track 19/12/2018

Companies have met the EU’s phasedown limit for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for the third year in a row, a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows.

Europe accelerates the transition to clean mobility: Co-legislators agree on strong rules for the modernisation of the mobility sector 18/12/2018

The European Parliament and the Council yesterday reached a political agreement on strong rules to  decarbonise and modernise the mobility sector. They provisionally agreed on new CO2 emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower in 2030 compared to 2021 and emissions from new vans will have to be 31% lower.

EU and New Zealand to strengthen cooperation on emissions trading systems 17/12/2018

At the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Katowice, European Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw met and agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation on emissions trading systems.

Carbon Market Report: Surplus of EU ETS allowances continues to shrink 17/12/2018

The European Commission has adopted its annual report on the functioning of the European carbon market. Covering the year 2017, the report also presents certain initiatives proposed or agreed in 2018.

UN climate talks: EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational 15/12/2018

The UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded today with the adoption of a clear rulebook to make the Paris Agreement on climate change work in practice across the world. The completion of the rulebook was the EU's top objective in these negotiations.

COP24: EU and allies in breakthrough agreement to step up ambition 12/12/2018

The EU and a number of countries from the High Ambition Coalition, a group of developed and developing countries sharing the highest level of ambition in the international climate talks, today released a statement calling for the highest possible ambition in the ongoing climate negotiations at the UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.

COP24 side event: European strategic vision for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction 12/12/2018

The European Commission will host a series of side events on strategies and perspectives for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction on 12-13 December at the UN climate change conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.

EU steps up support to the Adaptation Fund 11/12/2018

The EU and its Member States are stepping up voluntary contributions to the Adaptation Fund, helping developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change.