UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles and amending Regulations (EC) No 595/2009 and (EU) 2018/956 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Directive 96/53/EC

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Stakeholder Briefing: A new agenda for Europe – Business priorities to deliver a prosperous, climate neutral economy

June 2019: The EU is entering a period of institutional change with a new Parliament and a new European Commission. These institutions will need to develop an agenda that puts Europe on track to end its contribution to climate change by 2050 at the latest while delivering economic and social benefits. This briefing sets out what business sees as five priorities for Europe’s new leaders, identifying the key areas where EU policymakers and businesses must work together to deliver a competitive, prosperous, climate neutral future.

Press Release: Macro-regional strategies – EESC urges improvement

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented a set of policy proposals to tap the full potential of macro-regional strategies in an exploratory opinion, at its plenary session in June. The proposals prioritise enhanced communication and connectivity between cooperation partners and closer involvement of civil society organisations in macro-regional strategies.

Official Journal (L Series): Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1019 of 7 June 2019 on building modernisation

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Press Release: Driving energy efficiency in the European building stock: New recommendations on the modernisation of buildings

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) 2018/844 to national law. The recommendations come as a response to requests from Member States, and include guidance on building automation and controls, e-mobility and inspections.

Work Programme: ACP-EU Committee on Development Finance Cooperation for 2019-2020

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UPDATED – Communication from the European Commission – United in delivering the Energy Union and Climate Action – Setting the foundations for a successful clean energy transition

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Report: From nearly-zero energy buildings to net-zero energy districts

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Official Journal (C Series): Communication from the Commission — Guidelines on non-financial reporting: Supplement on reporting climate-related information

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Agenda: Committee of the Regions Plenary Session (26 June 2019)

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Speech: Vice-President Šefčovič at the CEPS 2019 Low-Carbon Economy Forum on Industrial Implications of EU and Global Climate change policy

Brussels, 18 June 2019

Workshop “Future Environment Action Programme”

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Press Release: Member States’ climate plans need far more ambition

Today, the European Commission has released its assessment of EU Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans, and found that national governments need to step up their ambitions to meet EU climate and energy targets and be in line with the Paris Agreement.

TEG Report on Climate Benchmarks

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TEG Report on Green Bond Standard

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Press Release: Sustainable finance – Commission publishes guidelines to improve how firms report climate-related information and welcomes three new important reports on climate finance by leading experts

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.

Event: Think Digital Summit (Brussels, 7 November 2019)

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Press Release: Sustainable Development Agenda could be basis for social contract of 21st century, say Europe’s Economic and Social Councils to new EU leaders

On the eve of key decisions which will shape the Union’s new leadership and strategic agenda for the next five years, the national Economic and Social Councils and the European Economic and Social Council met in Rome on 13-14 June to discuss their role in the sustainable development of Europe and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Report: Roadmap and action plan for the first cross-border solar project

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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.

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