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