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EU and Switzerland join forces on emissions trading 16/08/2017

The EU is set to link its emissions trading system with Switzerland's system, after the European Commission adopted two proposals to finalise an agreement between the two sides.

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2017 auction calendars for aviation allowances published 08/08/2017

EEX and ICE have today published their 2017 calendars for the auctions of aviation allowances.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve 17/07/2017

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013 – 2020.

EU environment ministers to discuss way forward for implementing Paris climate agreement 13/07/2017

European Union (EU) environment ministers will meet this week to discuss global developments on climate change and EU implementation of the Paris Agreement, together with Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.

G20 Summit confirms that the Paris Agreement is irreversible 10/07/2017

On 7-8 July, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with other Group of Twenty (G20) leaders for a summit in Hamburg, Germany. This was the first such global meeting following the announcement by the US Administration of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

EU reiterates commitment to helping Pacific islands cope with impacts of climate change 05/07/2017

The European Union has reiterated its full commitment to helping Pacific island countries and territories cope with adverse impacts of climate change, at an inaugural event of the Climate Action Pacific Partnership held in Suva, Fiji, on 3-4 July.

EU leaders commit to swiftly and fully implement Paris climate deal 23/06/2017

Heads of the EU Member States, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission have strongly reaffirmed the EU's commitment to swiftly and fully implement the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Climate-smart agriculture and forestry projects help turn EU policies into action 06/06/2017

EU-funded projects on climate-smart agriculture and forestry help turn policy goals into concrete action and could be further scaled up to enhance impacts, concluded a workshop organised by the European Commission and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on 1 June.

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EU and 79 African, Caribbean, Pacific countries press ahead on Paris implementation, call on global community to maintain climate efforts 02/06/2017

The European Union and the ACP Group of States, which represents African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, today reaffirmed their commitment to full implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and called on the global community to maintain the momentum for ambitious action.

Statement by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete on the US announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement 01/06/2017

"Today is a sad day for the global community, as a key partner turns its back on the fight against climate change. The EU deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement.