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EU and New Zealand to strengthen cooperation on emissions trading systems 17/12/2018

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.

Carbon Market Report: Surplus of EU ETS allowances continues to shrink 17/12/2018

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.

UN climate talks: EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational 15/12/2018

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.

COP24 side event: European strategic vision for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction 12/12/2018

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.

COP24: EU and allies in breakthrough agreement to step up ambition 12/12/2018

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.

EU steps up support to the Adaptation Fund 11/12/2018

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.

UN climate conference in Katowice: EU aims for adoption of rules and guidelines for implementing Paris Agreement 03/12/2018

This year's UN climate conference will be a key moment for implementation of the Paris Agreement, with Parties aiming to finalise detailed rules and guidelines - the Paris ‘work programme' - that will enable the landmark accord to be put into practice across the world.

The Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050 28/11/2018

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research – while ensuring social fairness for a just transition.

Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package 13/11/2018

New rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union have been signed off by the European Parliament today – an important step in enabling the European Union and its Member States to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement commitments.

Europe is ready for climate impacts: Commission evaluates its strategy 12/11/2018

Adapting the EU regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change is now more urgent than forecast in the EU’s 2013 adaptation strategy. This is one of the key findings of the Commission’s evaluation of the strategy published today. The analysis results in a report on lessons learned and reflections on improvements for future action.