By candidate for President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
The second day of the informal meeting of EU environment and climate ministers focused on expanding the circular economy into new areas. The ministers discussed the solutions offered by the circular economy to mitigate climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity.
In terms of energy policy, Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU will focus on the implementation of legislation. The Presidency will also have an opportunity to lay down long-term policies especially on climate issues.
Update: A press release by the Commission has been published.
This Regulation amends the Auctioning Regulation in three main aspects:
• Aligning the Auctioning Regulation with the architecture of phase 4 of EU ETS (2021-2030) as set out in the revised ETS Directive;
• Aligning the Auctioning Regulation with the financial market legislation and market oversight regime and taking into account the classification of emission allowances as financial instruments;
• Incorporating lessons learned from auctioning in phase 3 of EU ETS (2013-2020).
Update: Eight Commission working documents have been published in the Council register.
Today the Commission has published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. In light of global long-term trends such as ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the 2019 ESDE is dedicated to the theme of sustainability.
The fourth edition of the EU “Raw Materials Week” will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 November 2019, in Brussels.
It builds up on a series of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU.
It will be a unique opportunity for the raw materials community to discuss and exchange on all relevant issues: policy, technology, international cooperation, framework conditions, knowledge base etc.
Today, NGVA Europe released its gas in transport manifesto with five policy recommendations to enable a cleaner future for transport. It will function as basis to steer the future of Europe’s mobility and environmental agenda, where the use of natural and renewable gas can contribute to decarbonisation and improved air quality.