The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants’ Reserve 2013 – 2020.
The amendment to the ETS Auctioning Regulation re-listing Germany’s opt-out auction platform entered into force on 5 January.
Today (1 January 2019) the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol enters into force. Both developed and developing countries have taken on mandatory commitments to reduce the global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), harmful man-made greenhouses gases.
The European Parliament and the Council yesterday reached a political agreement on strong rules to decarbonise and modernise the mobility sector. They provisionally agreed on new CO2emission standards for cars and light vans in the EU for the period after 2020, emissions from new cars will have to be 37.5% lower in 2030 compared to 2021 and emissions from new vans will have to be 31% lower.
The UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland, concluded today with the adoption of a clear rulebook to make the Paris Agreement on climate change work in practice across the world. The completion of the rulebook was the EU’s top objective in these negotiations.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) today published the 2019 calendars for the auctions of general and aviation allowances in Poland, in its capacity as auction platform for the country.
The EU and a number of countries from the High Ambition Coalition, a group of developed and developing countries sharing the highest level of ambition in the international climate talks, today released a statement calling for the highest possible ambition in the ongoing climate negotiations at the UN climate conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
A draft delegated act establishing a list of sectors and subsectors deemed at risk of carbon leakage for the 2021-2030 EU ETS trading period has been published on the Better Regulation Portal for a 4-week stakeholder feedback period. It will be open until 2 January 2019.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today its 2019 calendars for the auctions of general and aviation allowances in its capacity as common auction platform.
Adapting the EU regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change is now more urgent than forecast in the EU’s 2013 adaptation strategy. This is one of the key findings of the Commission’s evaluation of 2013 strategy published today. The analysis results in a report on lessons learned and reflections on improvements for future action.
The European Union reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% between 1990 and 2017, while the economy grew by 58% over the same period. According to the new EU climate action progress report, however, amid robust economic growth, emissions increased slightly by 0.6 % between 2016 and 2017, mainly in transport and industry.
A new Global Commission on Adaptation, aimed at enhancing the political visibility of adapting to climate change, was officially launched today at a high-level event in The Hague.