Commission publishes information on CO2 emissions from maritime transport
This information covers around 10800 ships of various types, services and cargo carried, ranging from ro-ro passenger ships to bulk carriers, tankers and container ships. The CO2 emissions reported by these ships represent more than 130 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2018.
This publication of information is part of the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from maritime transport.
Bonn climate conference prepares way forward to COP25
A key topic at the talks was the framework for international carbon markets, which can be a valuable tool to help coordinate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions between countries. Robust rules are needed to ensure that international carbon markets operate without ‘double counting’ of emissions reductions and deliver credible results. The discussions in Bonn deepened Parties’ understanding of the issues at hand, but further work is needed to conclude this final chapter of the Katowice rulebook.
Commissioner Arias Cañete co-convenes third Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) in Brussels
The third Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) will be attended by ministers and high-level representatives from over 30 countries, including ministers from the G20 and chairs of key party groupings in the UN climate negotiations.
Average CO2 emissions from new light-duty vehicles registered in Europe increased in 2018, requiring significant future emission reductions to meet upcoming 2020 and 2021 targets
The data shows that the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, measured in laboratory tests, of new passenger cars registered in the EU and Iceland in 2018 were 120.4 grams of CO2 per kilometre, which is below the current target of 130 g/km. However, average emissions increased by 2 grams per km compared to 2017.
The 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25) will be held from 2 to 13 December in Santiago, Chile. The EU and its Member States will take part as Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Side events at EU Pavilion
The EU Pavilion will host a broad set of side events to stimulate debate on key thematic areas by engaging observers and facilitating dialogue with party delegates and other participants.
Stakeholder organisations can apply for a side event slot.
Updated information on exchange and international credit use in the EU ETS
Since 31 March 2015, only credits issued in relation to emissions reductions during the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (so-called "CP2-credits") can be exchanged in the EU Emissions Trading System.
A total of 66.8 million CP2 credits (Certified Emission Reductions - CERs) have been exchanged since March 2014.
Energy Union: Commission calls on Member States to step up ambition in plans to implement Paris agreement
Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič said: ”These first national energy and climate plans bring the Energy Union to the national level: like the EU, Member States all present policies for the climate and energy transition in an integrated way and with a ten-year perspective. Member States have all produced impressive drafts in a relatively short time, but no draft is perfect.
Parties to the Paris Agreement meet in Bonn to move forward on implementation
In Bonn, negotiators will focus on concluding, by COP25, accounting rules and other arrangements for the effective functioning of international carbon markets. Further guidance is needed to ensure that no two Parties participating in international emissions trading are counting the same emissions reductions towards their targets (“double counting”). COP25 must also complete the design of a mechanism to certify emissions “offsets” in accordance with international st