Climate Action


European Union receives 2017 Ozone Award 24/11/2017

The European Union has received the 2017 Ozone Award for political leadership, for its role in the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Carbon Market Report: ETS surplus falling to lowest level since 2013 24/11/2017

The European Commission has adopted its annual report on the functioning of the European carbon market in the context of the third State of the Energy Union report.

EU and Switzerland sign agreement to link emissions trading systems 23/11/2017

The EU and Switzerland today signed an agreement to link their emissions trading systems. The link will allow participants in the EU's Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to use allowances from the Swiss system for compliance, and vice versa. This is the first agreement of this kind for the EU and between two Parties to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

UN climate conference makes progress on Paris Agreement implementation 18/11/2017

This year's UN climate conference, COP23, concluded today with steps forward to ensure global climate action through implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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EU countries trigger entry into force of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol 17/11/2017

The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), will take effect in January 2019 as a number of EU Member States have now deposited their ratification instruments.

EU to conclude ratification for second Kyoto Protocol commitment period by end of this year 16/11/2017

The European Union and its Member States intend to deposit their ratification instruments for the Doha Amendment establishing the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol by the end of this year at the latest.

EU scales up cooperation with other major economies to implement Paris Agreement, promote global energy transition 16/11/2017

Cooperation between major economies can help drive climate policies and clean energy transitions around the world, concluded a high-level event held today at the UN climate conference (COP23).

European Commission promotes work on safety standards for a wider use of climate friendly refrigerants 16/11/2017

European Commission requests the European Standards Organisations to assess the relevant safety standards for the use of flammable refrigerants.

Low-carbon investment opportunities and challenges discussed at COP23 15/11/2017

Opportunities and challenges for financing the low-carbon economy, through both public and private channels, were discussed at an EU side event at the UN climate conference (COP23) in Bonn on Tuesday.

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EU and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries call for tangible progress on Paris Agreement implementation at UN climate talks 14/11/2017

The European Union and 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group together making up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their shared commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and urged all Parties to ensure concrete progress at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) taking place in Bonn, Germany.