Report: Assessing the progress towards the EU energy efficiency targets using index decomposition analysis in 2005-2016

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Press Release: EU Civil Society stands behind the European Project and calls for an ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda

The presidents and secretaries-general of the National Economic and Social Councils of the EU (NESC) and the president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) met in Rome on 13 and 14 June 2019. 

Press Release: European Development Days 2019 to focus on fighting inequalities

Tomorrow, the 13th edition of the European Development Days (EDD), the leading global forum on development cooperation, kicks off in Brussels. The two day event will host more than 8,000 participants from 140 countries worldwide, representing 1,200 organisations from the development community, including Heads of State or Government, leading experts, key influencers and young leaders.

This year’s European Development Days theme is ‘Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind. It will debate successes and failures in addressing inequalities in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the implementation of the SDGs.

Event: Using SDGs to guide transformative changes in businesses and governments, and reach societal values (Brussels, 26 June 2019)

This infopoint will showcase the ‘Agenda 2030 Compass’ a ‘thinking navigator’ created by the partnership of the Swedish steel industry with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to support businesses and governments in developing a transformative agenda for societal value (a value that embraces planet’s sustainability) using SDG-based metrics.

UPDATED – Agenda: Commission Expert Group on Trade and Sustainable Development (main group) (30 April 2019)

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Press Release: Safe drinking water and sanitation – Council approves EU guidelines

The approval of the EU human rights guidelines on safe drinking water and sanitation is one of many steps that the EU is taking to realise its commitment to ensure the progressive realisation of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation for all, as well as its commitment to the human rights defenders fighting for these rights.

Staff Working Document: Trans-European energy infrastructure – evaluation of EU strategy

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Press Release: Making the energy transition happen locally: successful conclusion of 12th SET Plan conference

From 12 to 14 June 2019, the European Commission, under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, hosted the 12th EU’s Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) Conference.

Event: Connected Mobility Summit 2019 (Amsterdam, 08 October 2019)

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Press Release: Luca Jahier to new EU leaders: “Make Europe world champion of sustainable development”

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) speaking before Europe’s Social and Economic Councils in Rome on 13 June called on the new European Parliament and the future Commission to exert a firm and decisive political leadership to enable Europe to become world champion of sustainable development.

Event: Meeting EU energy and climate goals: Energy storage for grids and low-carbon mobility (Brussels, 25 June 2019)

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Written answer to Question: Imports of electricity generated from coal from third countries

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Press Release: EU steers global debate on environment and climate action at G20 meeting in Japan, focus on marine litter

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.

Press Release: Governments plan to miss EU climate goals – analysis

A new climate ranking shows that EU governments’ plans to cut pollution from transport, Europe’s biggest emitter, will fail to meet their own 2030 emissions targets. Only the top 3, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain, scored above 50% in the ranking of draft national energy and climate plans compiled by Transport & Environment (T&E). Europe’s largest economy, Germany, is 15th, setting itself up to pay billions of euro to other countries for missing the EU’s 2030 emissions goals. All countries need to implement far more effective policies to reduce transport emissions than have been proposed to date.

Agenda: First EU Coordination prior to the UNFCCC fiftieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 50) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 50) (17 June 2019)

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Report: EU reporting on sustainability and UN development goals still lacking

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Press Release: Draft implementing regulation on the free allocation adjustments due to activity level changes

A draft implementing act establishing rules for adjusting the free allocation due to activity level changes during phase 4 of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), from 2021 until 2030, has been published on the Better Regulation portal for a four‑week stakeholder feedback period. This will be open until 9 July 2019.

Feedback Period: Revising the rules for free allocation in the EU Emissions Trading System

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Agenda: European Economic and Social Committee Plenary Session (19 – 20 June 2019)

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Press Release: Dr Kandeh Yumkella to advise the IEA on Africa and energy access

Dr Kandeh Yumkella, a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, will become an advisor to the International Energy Agency on Africa and energy access issues at a time when the IEA is significantly expanding its engagement in the region.

Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (12 June 2019)

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Event: Decarbonising Europe’s energy system with hydrogen (Brussels, 21 June 2019)

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Event: European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) (Oslo, 5 September 2019)

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