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.
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.
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.
"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.
The European Commission is today taking action to modernise European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to remain competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.
Around 40,000 runners will take part in this year's '20km of Brussels' race on Sunday 28 May – and among them will be many staff members from the European Union institutions.
Tangible progress was made on a number of elements for implementation of the Paris Agreement at a conference of the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), held on 8-18 May 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific developing countries, who together make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their strong and steadfast commitment to full implementation of the agreement, urging all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
New light commercial vehicles sold in the EU in 2016 emit 4.5 g less carbon dioxide (CO2)/km than those sold in 2015, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. This is the highest annual reduction since 2013.
Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by approximately 2.6% in 2016.