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Emissions trading: emissions have decreased by 3.9% in 2018 04/06/2019

Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) have decreased by 3.9%[1] overall in 2018, as a result of 4.1% decrease of emissions from stationary installations and 3.9% increase of emissions from aviation.

LULUCF: Expert group completes an assessment of national forestry accounting plans 04/06/2019

One year on from the adoption of the EU Regulation on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), experts convened by the European Commission have completed an assessment of Member States’ national forestry accounting plans to evaluate their compliance with the main principles and requirements set out in the Regulation.

High-level conference discusses way forward for international carbon market rules 03/06/2019

The European Commission today hosted a high-level conference aimed at laying the foundations for agreement on establishing effective and robust international carbon markets.

EU celebrates best projects for nature, environment and climate action 17/05/2019

During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – the LIFE programme announced the winners of the 2018 LIFE Awards. The three winners come from Italy (Nature category), Spain (Environment category), and Greece (Climate Action category).

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Emissions trading: Revised 2019 auction calendars including EEA EFTA volumes published 16/05/2019

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) today published the revised 2019 calendars for the auctions of general and aviation allowances in order to include the auction volumes of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA EFTA states).

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Berlin for international climate talks 13/05/2019

Today and tomorrow, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Berlin to participate in the 10th Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual gathering of over 30 ministers from around the world for discussions in support of the UN climate change negotiating process.

Forthcoming publication of annual surplus indicator for ETS Market Stability Reserve 13/05/2019

On 15 May 2019, after 18:00 / 6 pm CEST, the European Commission will publish the total number of allowances in circulation on the European carbon market.

EU Emissions Trading System: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to start auctions on the common auction platform soon 23/04/2019

The EEA EFTA states – Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway – participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) will soon be able to auction emission allowances on the common auction platform. With the formal requirements now cleared, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) will publish the corresponding amendment to the auction calendar shortly.

Clean mobility: Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of first-ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions 18/04/2019

The European Parliament today approved the first-ever EU-wide CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The new rules set targets for reducing the average emissions from new lorries for 2025 and 2030.