Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a real privilege and honour to speak to you all on the invitation of my esteemed colleague Mr. Xie Zhenhua.
Following inquiries from stakeholders on the timing of the distribution of free allowances in 2021, the Commission would like to clarify the process and envisaged timing.
The European Commission requested that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) conduct an updated analysis of the non-CO2 effects of aviation on climate change to fulfil the requirement of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (Art. 30.4).
The Commission today adopted its 2018 Fuel Quality Report based on the data submitted by EU countries. According to the data provided, the average greenhouse gas intensity of fuels in the 28 reporting Member States had fallen by 3.7% compared to the 2010 baseline. The year-on-year progress achieved compared to 2017 was limited to a 0.3% decrease. Progress varied greatly across Member States, but almost all need to take swift action to meet the 2020 target of 6%.
The European Commission has adopted its annual report on the functioning of the European carbon market. The report covers 2019 and certain developments in 2020.
The Commission is finalising the preparations for the period 2021-2030 of the EU ETS (phase 4), starting on 1 January 2021.
The European Commission has approved an investment package of more than EUR 280 million from the EU budget for over 120 new LIFE programme projects. This EU funding will trigger total investments of nearly EUR 590 million to help meet these projects’ ambitious goals for environment, nature, and climate action. This amount represents a 37% rise compared to last year.
The European Commission today launched four open public consultations on forthcoming revisions to the laws designed to limit the EU’s emissions of greenhouse gases. The open public consultations refer to the revision of:
In response to the first call for large-scale projects of the Innovation Fund, the European Commission received 311 applications for innovative clean tech projects in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage.
The European Commission today announced its plan to launch open public consultations on forthcoming revisions to the laws designed to limit the EU’s emissions of greenhouse gases.