The European Investment Bank (EIB), as a key player in international development, will be announcing a number of initiatives with its partners on the margins of the IMF/ World Bank Group annual meetings, taking place in Washington DC.
In a debate with Finland’s Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen, EU’s local and regional representatives called on the EU to ensure all regions and their citizens benefit from the digital and ecological transitions that are shaping our societies. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted on 9 October two opinions requested by Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, which focus on tackling the digital divide and ensuring cohesion and solidarity for all Europeans.
On September 26th, the Association of Estonian Cities and Municipalities (ELVL), jointly with the Covenant of Mayors Europe, organised a seminar for local authorities in Rakvere to share best practices and opportunities to reach the Covenant of Mayors’s targets.
Yesterday at the plenary debate on the upcoming European Council on the 17th and 18th of October, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament addressed the main priorities for the S&D Group.
A corrigendum and a revised version of the conclusions have been published .
The Council today adopted conclusions on EU preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Santiago de Chile (2-13 December 2019).
The summary of the hearing is now available.
Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, delivered a speech at a meeting today in which high-level participants – including Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities – discussed the role of renewable power in decarbonising the energy sector.
A shift to a less-polluting economy requires significant investment. The EU wants to attract more private money as public funds are insufficient.
Ahead of the next UN climate conference (COP25) to be held in Santiago de Chile on 2-13 December 2019, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete will take part in a ministerial dialogue on climate change known as ‘pre-COP’ in Costa Rica on 8-10 October.