Emissions trading: European Commission and China hold first policy dialogue 26/04/2018

The European Commission and China's newly-created Ministry of Ecology and Environment held their first policy dialogue on emissions trading in Beijing today (26 April), following the recent launch of China's nationwide carbon trading system.

No fuel efficiency improvements in new cars sold in Europe in 2017 23/04/2018

New cars sold in the EU in 2017 emitted slightly more carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre than those sold in 2016, provisional data show. This is the first increase in average CO2 emissions of the new EU car fleet since monitoring began in 2010.

Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete welcome the IMO agreement on CO2 reductions in the maritime sector 13/04/2018

Following the agreement reached today at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete issued the following statement:

Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on first ever EU legislation to monitor and report CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles 27/03/2018

Representatives from the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday evening a provisional agreement on the Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), i.e. lorries, buses and coaches.

Sustainable Finance: High-Level Conference kicks EU's strategy for greener and cleaner economy into high gear 22/03/2018

The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on its strategy to reform the financial system in support of the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.

Sustainable finance: Commission's Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy 08/03/2018

The European Commission is today unveiling its strategy for a financial system that supports the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.

Foreign Affairs Council calls for global ambition on climate change, steps up EU climate diplomacy 26/02/2018

The EU's foreign affairs ministers today called for strengthening global ambition to tackle climate change and restated the EU's commitment to lead the way in 2018, a crucial year for ensuring the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

10 years of the Covenant of Mayors: Local and regional leadership for clean energy and climate action 21/02/2018

The EU Covenant of Mayors is the world's largest movement for local climate action and energy transition, bringing together more than 9,200 local and regional authorities across the Europe, determined to take action to help meeting the EU climate and energy objectives.

Member States to benefit from €98.2 million in investments to improve citizens' quality of life 08/02/2018

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €98.2 million to support Europe's transition to a low-carbon, circular economy under the new LIFE funding programme for the Environment and Climate Action.

Diesel still dominates the EU fuel market 06/02/2018

A new report from the European Commission shows that the EU transport fuel market is still dominated by diesel, which made up 71.8% of fuel sold in the year 2016. Total transport fuel sales increased by 2.7% as compared to 2015.