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Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin for international climate talks 15/06/2018

On 18-19 June, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Berlin to participate in the 9th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual gathering of over 30 ministers from around the world for discussions in support of the UN climate change negotiating process.

EU for Talanoa: European Commission hosts major conference on climate ambition 13/06/2018

The European Commission is hosting a high-level conference in Brussels (13 June) on the EU's contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, a global process to take stock of the efforts towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

EU Budget: Commission proposes to increase funding to support the environment and climate action 01/06/2018

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for LIFE, the EU programme for the environment and climate action.

EU awards best LIFE projects for nature, environment and climate action 23/05/2018

During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards. The nine winners include projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. A special people's Choice Award, in line with this year's Green Week focus on sustainable cities,  was given to a LIFE green city project, exploring solutions to reduce air pollution in cities.

Europe on the Move: Commission proposes first ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles 17/05/2018

The Juncker Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility. It is undertaking the third and final set of actions to modernise Europe's transport system.

CO2 emissions from new vans sold in Europe: strong decrease in 2017 17/05/2018

New light commercial vehicles sold in the EU in 2017 emit 7.7 g less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2016, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. This is the highest annual reduction since CO2 standards for vans came into force.

Regulation on land use, land use change and forestry in 2030 climate and energy framework adopted 14/05/2018

Under new EU legislation adopted today, EU Member States have to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions from land use, land use change or forestry are offset by at least an equivalent removal of CO₂ from the atmosphere in the period 2021 to 2030.

Member States' emission reduction targets for 2021 to 2030 adopted 14/05/2018

The Council today formally adopted binding annual greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for EU Member States from 2021 to 2030. The legislation is a major step in implementing the EU's climate goals.

UN climate talks bring moderate progress on Paris Agreement rulebook 10/05/2018

Global climate negotiators have made some important incremental steps forward on a detailed rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement, but a major shift in gear will be required to secure adoption of the rules this year, as was agreed in Paris 2015.

Commission Notice on the preliminary Carbon Leakage List for the EU Emissions Trading System for Phase 4 (2021-2030) 08/05/2018

The recently revised EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Directive sets out the rules for the system of free allocation to industry for the period 2021-2030 and empowers the European Commission to adopt a delegated act to supplement the Directive concerning the sectors and subsectors exposed to the risk of carbon leakage.