Press Release: EBRD meets ambitious green-economy goals early as investment hits new record

The EBRD hit ambitious targets for climate finance well ahead of schedule in 2017 and its total annual investment reached a new record high, as the Bank delivered positive change across a growing number of emerging economies. Full article…

Event: Closing the Loop: Optimising the Copper Life Cycle for a Sustainable World (Brussels, 31 January 2018)

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Opinion: EP ITRE Committe on the next MFF: Preparing Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 (2017/2052(INI))

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Press release: European Union Can Meet Ambitious Renewable Energy Targets

In November 2017, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy recommended that by 2030 a minimum of 35% of all energy consumed in the European Union should come from renewables – significantly higher than the EU’s proposed 27% renewables target for 2030, and sparking discussion on how it can be achieved. A new study by IRENA, commissioned by the European Commission shows that doubling the share of the renewable energy in the EU to around 34% by 2030 is both cost-effective and realisable with today’s technologies. Full article…

Report from the Commission on the implementation of EU standardisation policy and the contribution of European standards to EU policies

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (17 January 2018)

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Public Consultation on the Establishment of the Innovation Fund

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Written Answer to a Question: Women, gender equality and climate justice

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Agenda: Working Party on Preparation for International Development Conferences (UN HABITAT) (19 January 2018)

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Agenda: 1564th Meeting of the Special Committee on Agriculture (15 January 2018)

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Motion for a Resolution: EP ENVI Committee on the decision to raise no objections to the draft Commission regulation amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry

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Press release: Covenant Group of Practitioners: Local climate & energy experts and EU Commission discuss next steps for the initiative

On the 14th of December 2017, the Covenant of Mayors Group of Practitioners met with representatives from the European Commission in Brussels to discuss how to further progress of the Covenant initiative in Europe. Full article…

Question for Written Answer: EU Agricultural Outlook Conference 2017

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee Meeting – Report back on ongoing interinstitutional negotiations: Effort Sharing Decision & LULUCF (11 January 2018)

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (15-18 January 2018)

The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, trade and transport policy.

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Press release: A strong European industrial base backing renewables is essential to support the clean energy transition

The first high-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum took place in Brussels on 9th January at the European Commission. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action and chaired by Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, it was attended by a group of more than 20 CEOs, industry leaders and renewables associations and international entities (such as the European Investment Bank and the International Renewable Energy Agency). The Forum is part of the framework established to support the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package, launched in November 2016, and follows up on President Juncker’s call to include the decarbonisation industry as one of the key sectors for a renewed EU industry strategy. Full article…

Press release: Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans in the Energy Community

Following the 15th Ministerial Council of the Energy Community, convened under the Kosovo* Presidency in Pristina on 14 December, the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community now formally adopted the Recommendation on preparing for the development of integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) proposed by the European Commission. Full article…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Vote on the early non-objection pursuant to Rule 106 to the draft Commission regulation amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 establishing a Union Registry (11 January 2018)

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Agenda: European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Plenary Session (17-18 January 2018)

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‘I/A’ Item Note: Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 of 2 May 2013 establishing a Union Registry

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