Acción por el Clima


EU ETS: Climate Change Committee approves technical changes to auction rules 27/04/2017

Today, the Climate Change Committee, in which all Member States are represented, discussed and endorsed the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation to amend the EU ETS Auctioning Regulation in view of the forthcoming implementation of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) as of January 2019.

New cars sold in Europe: fuel efficiency improvements continued in 2016 20/04/2017

New cars sold in the EU in 2016 emit around 1% less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2015, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. However, the increase in fuel efficiency has slowed compared to previous years

Commissioner Arias Cañete in China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties 28/03/2017

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will visit the People's Republic of China, from 29 March to 2 April. During his visit, he will hold political talks in Beijing and visit clean energy projects in Hebei province and the city of Ningbo in South Eastern China.

EU Emissions Trading System: Council deal paves way for negotiations with Parliament 28/02/2017

EU environment ministers today reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 1st of March 21/02/2017

From Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:00 CET until 13:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.




EU Emissions Trading System: Parliament vote marks major step towards reaching agreement 15/02/2017

The European Parliament has today adopted its position in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2021. This concludes a year of intensive deliberations and paves the way for negotiations with the Council.

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The EU tackles growing aviation emissions 03/02/2017

The Commission is amending the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) making it fit for tackling CO₂ emissions from aviation. This comes following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to stabilise international aviation emissions.

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EU paves way for global phase-down of climate-warming HFCs 02/02/2017

The Commission has adopted a proposal for the EU to ratify the amendment to the Montreal Protocol on a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), tackling the rapid growth of emissions of these potent greenhouse gases.