Report: European Court of Auditors Journal (December 2017)

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Press release: Climate change adaptation – The EU and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation step up support for research and innovation in agriculture

The European Union and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will work together on a joint initiative to drive research and technical and organisational innovations across agricultural and food systems in developing countries. More science and innovation is required to address some of the most pressing challenges posed by climate change. This joint initiative will build on the outcomes of the Paris Agreement and the recent COP 23 held in Bonn on the role for agriculture in the Climate Change agenda. Full article…

Press Release: EU and Switzerland join forces in the battle against emissions

By the EPP Group. The European Parliament is today set to approve the linking of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) with the Swiss system.

The linking of the two trading systems will not only reduce costs of trading with emissions, but also pave the way for more linking with bigger systems such as Australia’s, California’s in the near future, and China’s in a longer perspective. Full article…

Press release: Commission unveils Action Plan for the Planet

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Press release: EU External Investment Plan: climate-smart investments worth €9bn unveiled at ‘One Planet Summit’

As part of the EU External Investment Plan (EIP), which is set to mobilise at least €44 billion of sustainable investment for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries by 2020, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete has today announced at the ‘One Planet Summit’ in Paris climate-relevant investments in three targeted areas – sustainable cities, sustainable energy and connectivity and sustainable agriculture, rural entrepreneurs and agribusiness. These targeted areas are expected to generate up to €9bn investments by 2020. Full article…

Press Release: Juncker plan in France: signing of the first green financing in the maritime sector

The European Investment Bank (EIB), Societe Generale and Brittany Ferries announce the success of the first green maritime financing under the EIB’s EUR 750 million Green Shipping Guarantee (GSG) program set up the year last with Societe Generale. The new ship Honfleur will be the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ferry by Brittany Ferries. Its commissioning is scheduled for April 2019 on the lines connecting Caen-Ouistreham (France) to Portsmouth (United Kingdom).

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Press Release: Only more public-private cooperation can unlock the huge climate finance challenge, says EU Bank Vice-President at Climate Finance Day in Paris

The Vice-President in charge of Climate Action and Environment at the European Investment Bank (EIB) has urged the global community to step up efforts to crowd in private investors for climate action.        Full article…

Speech by Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability and Financial Services Valdis Dombrovskis: Greening finance for sustainable business

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Speech by Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete: Scaling-up finance for climate action

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UPDATED – Agenda: Foreign Affairs Council (11 December 2017)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Agriculture and Fisheries Council (11-12 December 2017)

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EEA Data: Greenhouse gas emissions under the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD)

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Press release: Covenant of Mayors East: European climate finance supports cities in scaling up their local action

The support provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) enables signatory cities of the Covenant of Mayors East initiative to scale up their energy and climate action. Full article…

Press Release: EBRD driving forward global climate goals at Paris One Planet Summit

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will join other global development organisations in stepping up the momentum for global climate action at the One Planet climate summit in Paris on 12 December. Full article…

Event: European Energy Transition Conference (Geneva, 30-31 January & 1 February 2018)

From 30 January to 1 February 2018, the cross-border conurbation of Greater Geneva will be hosting, at the Palexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre, the 19th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference. Close on 3,500 participants –representatives of the public authorities, the economic and academic worlds and the civil society, are awaited to exchange views on and discuss their commitment to energy transition around the leitmotif « Cooperate in order to make a success of energy transition ». Full article…

Press Release: ‘Future world’ scenarios to paint a clearer climate change picture

An EU-funded project’s ‘future world’ scenarios are informing the development of innovative tools and measures to help vulnerable communities plan for, and adapt to, the effects of global warming – such as increased flooding, wild fires and extreme weather. Full article…

Press release: Space for cities initiative seeks to explore potential of satellite-based services to improve urban quality of life

A new European initiative for cities aims to foster the quality of life in urban areas through the peaceful use of satellite services.
Space for cities was launched by Eurisy, a non-profit association of space agencies that fosters the use of satellites in non-space sectors such as transport, health, environmental protection, agriculture or land use. This initiative seeks to promote the use of satellite applications to make European cities healthier, cleaner, safer and more efficient. Full article…

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