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.
During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards. The nine winners include projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. A special people’s Choice Award, in line with this year’s Green Week focus on sustainable cities, was given to a LIFE green city project, exploring solutions to reduce air pollution in cities.
For the second year in a row, carbon market experts from around the globe gathered yesterday for a workshop in Florence, Italy, to exchange experiences from emissions trading systems put in place by different countries and regions and enhance collaboration.
Global climate negotiators have made some important incremental steps forward on a detailed rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement, but a major shift in gear will be required to secure adoption of the rules this year, as was agreed in Paris 2015.
The ‘EU for Talanoa’ conference is organised by the European Commission on 13 June 2018 as part of the EU’s contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, an international process to take stock of the collective and individual efforts towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The European Union is seeking important steps forward on the detailed rules for implementing the Paris Agreement and looks forward to participating in ‘Talanoa Dialogue’ discussions at the UN climate conference from 30 April to 10 May in Bonn, Germany.
The European Commission and China’s newly-created Ministry of Ecology and Environment held their first policy dialogue on emissions trading in Beijing today (26 April), following the recent launch of China’s nationwide carbon trading system.
On 3 April 2018 at 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), the European Commission will grant unlimited access to installation-level 2017 verified emissions data on the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL) website. Access to this data will be granted irrespective of the amount of data available. No aggregate data or interpretation will be made available.
‘Climate services’ provided through tools, standards and products can deliver climate information and valuable knowledge that will help businesses to face climate variability and change. Climate services play therefore an important role for society and adaptation of the economy to climate change.
A new report from the European Commission shows that the EU transport fuel market is still dominated by diesel, which made up 71.8% of fuel sold in the year 2016. Total transport fuel sales increased by 2.7% as compared to 2015.