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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.

EU, China to boost carbon market cooperation ahead of China launch 14/11/2017

The EU and China are stepping up cooperation on carbon markets, ahead of the launch of China's nationwide emissions trading system.

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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.

COP23: Cities and local governments for climate action 13/11/2017

Mayors and city representatives from the five continents gathered today at the UN climate conference (COP23) in Bonn to demonstrate how they are taking tangible steps to drive global climate action forward, helping to raise ambition.

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EU Emissions Trading System: landmark agreement between Parliament and Council delivers on EU's commitment to turn Paris Agreement into reality 09/11/2017

The European Parliament and Council have today reached a provisional agreement to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. This revision will contribute to put the EU on track to achieving a significant part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

EU allocates reduced quotas for powerful greenhouse gases 09/11/2017

The European Commission has allocated the EU's 2018 quotas for the import and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), limiting the sale of the powerful greenhouse gases in the EU next year.

Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU's global leadership in clean vehicles 08/11/2017

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.