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Commission organises international Carbon Market Workshop in Florence, Italy 22/03/2019

For the third consecutive year, carbon market experts from around the globe met yesterday in Florence to gain insight and exchange experiences related to the development and the day-to-day operation of emissions trading systems.

EU budget for 2021-2027: Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on funding for the environment and climate action 13/03/2019

The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and Council on the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action, as part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027.

Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies 26/02/2019

The Commission is today announcing an investment programme worth over €10 billion for low-carbon technologies in several sectors to boost their global competitiveness. Innovative climate action has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, tangible impact on people’s lives – from the creation of local green jobs and growth, to energy-efficient homes with a reduced energy bill, cleaner air, more efficient public transport systems in cities, and secure supplies of energy and other resources.

Clean mobility: Putting an end to polluting trucks. Commission welcomes first-ever EU standards to reduce pollution from trucks 19/02/2019

The European Parliament and the Council today reached provisional agreement on a Regulation setting, for the first time in the EU, strict CO2 emission standards for trucks.

EU Foreign Ministers welcome vision for climate neutral Europe, call for strengthened global response to climate change 18/02/2019

The EU's foreign affairs ministers today welcomed the Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral Europe. Ministers also called for urgent and decisive action to strengthen the global response on climate change and restated the EU’s determination to lead the way on accelerated climate action on all fronts.

EU invests € 116.1 million to improve the quality of life of Europeans 15/02/2019

New LIFE programme funding will unlock more than € 3.2 billion of additional support to 12 large-scale environmental and climate projects in ten Member States to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.

Commission adopts a proposal to revise the EU system to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from ships 04/02/2019

The European Commission today adopted a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport (Regulation (EU) 2015/757) in order to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships established by the International Maritime Organisation.

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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.