The European Commission has today published new guidelines on corporate climate-related information reporting, as part of its Sustainable Finance Action Plan. These guidelines will provide companies with practical recommendations on how to better report the impact that their activities are having on the climate as well as the impact of climate change on their business.
The Commission has today published its assessment of Member States’ draft plans to implement the EU’s Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets.
Update: An opinion of the Advisory Committee has been published.
On 15 and 16 June, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will attend the G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial meeting, which takes place in Karuizawa, Japan.
In response to a ruling by the General Court, today the Commission proposes to reinsert certain aspects of Real Driving Emissions testing (RDE) into legislation to be adopted by the European Parliament and Council.
Update: the voting results have been made available.
Today, the EU has toughened the rules applicable to persistent organic pollutants, the UN-agreed list of dangerous substances. The regulation adopted by the Council today ensures that people and the environment are better protected against these chemicals.
Poland has informed the Commission about its intention to auction 49.52 million allowances in 2020 instead of using the possibility to provide them for free for the power sector under the derogation in Article 10c of the ETS Directive. This auction volume concerns allowances not allocated in the period 2013-2018.
The Council today adopted binding targets for zero- and low-emission vehicles in public procurement in each member state. The new rules will increase market certainty, stimulate innovation and promote the global competitiveness of European industry.
Trucks on Europe’s roads will be cleaner from 2025. The Council today adopted Europe’s first-ever CO2 emission standards for trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.