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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.

CO2 emissions from new vans sold in Europe continued to decrease in 2016 18/05/2017

New light commercial vehicles sold in the EU in 2016 emit 4.5 g less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2015, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. This is the highest annual reduction since 2013.

EU welcomes steady progress on Paris Agreement implementation at UN climate talks 18/05/2017

Tangible progress was made on a number of elements for implementation of the Paris Agreement at a conference of the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), held on 8-18 May 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

EU and 79 African, Caribbean, Pacific countries in joint push to defend and implement global climate deal 18/05/2017

The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.

Emissions trading: emissions fall in 2016 17/05/2017

Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by approximately 2.6%[1] in 2016.

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Commission publishes first surplus indicator for ETS Market Stability Reserve 12/05/2017

Today the European Commission has published for the first time the total number of allowances in circulation on the European carbon market. It amounts to roughly 1.69 billion allowances.

EU seeks concrete steps forward for implementing Paris Agreement at UN climate talks 05/05/2017

The European Union is eyeing important progress on practical implementation of the Paris Agreement at the UN climate change conference on 8-18 May 2017, in Bonn, Germany.

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A thousand auctions of European carbon allowances 04/05/2017

Today, the number of auctions for carbon allowances reached four digits as auction number 1000 of emission allowances under the EU ETS Auctioning Regulation took place at the European Energy Exchange.

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Updated information on Exchange and International Credit Use in the EU ETS 02/05/2017

The total number of international credits exchanged now amounts to 422.39 million since the exchange function became operational in March 2014. This is an increase of 11.59 million credits compared to the number of international credits exchanged that was published in November 2016.

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EU ETS: Climate Change Committee approves technical changes to auction rules 27/04/2017

Today, the Climate Change Committee, in which all Member States are represented, discussed and endorsed the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation to amend the EU ETS Auctioning Regulation in view of the forthcoming implementation of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) as of January 2019.