Following the agreement reached at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete issued the following statement.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) will contribute to the financing of the National Irrigation Programme of Portugal, supporting investments in mainland regions of the country, mostly in the Alentejo, which is served by the Alqueva water system.
The JRC signed a five-year agreement with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) to reinforce cooperation in the fields of agriculture and climate change research.
An informal meeting of EU energy ministers will take place in Sofia on 19 April 2018. The motto of the meeting, which will be chaired by Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova, is “Sustainable Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy”. This is the first informal meeting of the energy ministers within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The biggest challenges in the international process in the climate negotiations in 2018 and the EU’s actions to deal with them were discussed on the second day of the informal meeting of EU environment ministers in Sofia.
This short Topical Digest provides a quick source of references to a number of EP Thinktank publications relevant to discussions on the future of food and farming in the EU.
Amendments to the report tabled for plenary are available.