On 18 October, the Estonian Presidency reached a provisional agreement with European Parliament representatives on a regulation to extend existing provisions covering aviation activities in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) regulation beyond 2016 and to prepare for the implementation of the global market-basedmeasure as of 2021. The provisional text will be submitted to the EU ambassadors for political endorsement.
Dr Katia Lacasse of the European Copper Institute has defined five points concerning copper, carbon pricing and future competitiveness in the European Union ahead of tomorrow’s Eurometaux-led meeting that asks: how can we really enable Europe’s low-carbon transition?
Bringing together political leaders, policy makers, the investor community, energy market participants and other stakeholders, the conference will review and debate the Clean Energy Package and focus on specific areas of investment in the energy transition.
Agenda items concern climate change, environment and trade policy.
On 13 October, the Environment Council agreed its negotiating position (general approach) on a regulation establishing new accounting rules and binding commitments for member states to ensure that the use of lands and forests across the EU becomes more sustainable and climate-friendly over the period 2021-2030. This will ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced and the climate better protected.
Relative prices of different energy carriers are affected by a number of fiscal instruments. At this event, we will hold a discussion on, how fiscal instruments can be adjusted to better accommodate the energy transition.
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič today (12 October) arrives in Finland for the Energy Union tour.