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 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 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.
March 2, 2017 – Ottawa, Canada
EU environment ministers today reached an agreement in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.