The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) is the Commission’s main instrument to discuss and prepare the further development of the EU’s climate policy. The Second European Climate Change Programme, as the first ECCP, is a stakeholder driven programme involving working groups that meet at various stages and are composed of a limited number of Member States experts, representatives of relevant business sectors, NGOs, academic experts and Commission staff.
Working Group 1 has 5 topical groups, namely:
Working Group 2 consists of 10 sectoral groups, namely:
Primary objectives of the ECCP I review working group were to review the implementation of climate change related EU-wide policies and measures, to assess their concrete implementation in the Member States and the resulting actual and projected emission reductions, as well as to identify new opportunities for potential emission reductions.
In brief, the general assessment of the ECCP I showed many differences of implementation in the Member States. It also indicated that the existing database is, as yet, not detailed enough to fully assess the impacts of individual policies and measures on greenhouse gas emissions in thorough quantitative manner. In an attempt to fill this gap the Commission is planning some further methodological work to start in 2007. Thus, the working groups in many instances had to limit their discussions to rather qualitative assessments which included the opportunities for further development of EU climate change policies.
The objective of the group is to provide input to the Commission in its work to develop and assess options for the inclusion of international maritime transport in the EU's greenhouse gas reduction commitment.
The group will be asked to provide input to, inter alia, the following indicative list of topics:
To facilitate maximum stakeholder participation, a "Circa" website has been set up, where documents from the working group meetings are posted.
You can also find useful documents by clicking on the "Documentation" tab (top of this page) and on the "Read more" section (right-hand column).
In addition, any stakeholder can post documents of interest by e-mailing them to: Envfirstname.lastname@example.org