The heads of the leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) meeting at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 (GI Forum) today expressed their condolences following the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods in Sulawesi, Indonesia and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to deliver infrastructure that is resilient, inclusive, and sustainable.
INEA has received 22 project proposals requesting €2.3 billion co-funding by yesterday’s deadline of the 2018-2 CEF Energy call. The available call budget is maximum €500 million. Evaluation of the proposals will start in November, and the grant agreements with the successful applicants will be prepared as of February 2019.
With the spectre of climate change at the world’s doorstep, many nations are turning to various renewable options to meet their energy needs. While there are many different types of renewable energy available, many cannot be predicted over long timescales since their generation largely depends on weather. One of the few exceptions is tidal power, a relatively new technology where electricity is generated using the largely predictable movement of tides.
The European Commission is organising a series of technical workshops in the 10 EU Member States that will benefit from the new Modernisation Fund to be set up under the revised ETS Directive. The workshops will also allow for discussions on the possible use of the Article 10c mechanism.
Spanish, Polish and Bulgarian commuters, residents of Warsaw, Vilnius and Turku, and students across France will benefit from new financing by the European Investment Bank.
“The EU has been at the forefront of addressing the root causes of climate change and strengthening a concerted global response to it in the framework of the Paris Agreement. Today’s report is a remarkable endeavour of scientists to inform policy-makers worldwide and society at large. EU-funded research provided indispensable input to this undertaking. We would like to thank the scientists for their outstanding work in delivering this timely report.”