Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.
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…
The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
Agenda items include energy & climate and environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.
Carbon emissions from aviation have grown rapidly, and are expected to keep growing. Since 2012, the EU emissions trading system (ETS) applies to flights to and from airports in the European Economic Area (EEA). Meanwhile, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been developing a global market-based measure (GMBM) to offset post-2020 emissions growth in international aviation. In view of these international efforts, the EU exempted flights to and from airports outside the EEA from ETS obligations until 2016. The European Commission has proposed a regulation to prolong the exemption and prepare for the implementation of the GMBM. Parliament is due to vote on the proposal during its December plenary session.
– Preparation for the adoption of the legislative act and a statement by the European Parliament, Council and Commission.
EU Member States represented in the Climate Change Committee endorsed an amendment to the EU ETS Registry Regulation to implement safeguard measures to protect the environmental integrity of the EU ETS when Union law ceases to apply in the United Kingdom due to its withdrawal from the European Union. Full article…
A summary of the Commission statement and the remarks by group representatives is now available.
In July 2015, the European Commission proposed a reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) for the period 2021-2030, following the guidance set by the October 2014 European Council. The proposed directive introduces a new limit on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the ETS sector to achieve the EU climate targets for 2030, new rules for addressing carbon leakage, and provisions for funding innovation and modernisation in the energy sector. It encourages Member States to compensate for indirect carbon costs. In combination with the Market Stability Reserve agreed in May 2015, the proposed reform sets out the EU ETS rules for the period up to 2030, giving greater certainty to industry and to investors. In the European Parliament, the ENVI Committee took the lead on the proposal, while it shared competence with the ITRE Committee on some aspects. After the European Parliament and the Council adopted their respective positions in February 2017, interinstitutional trilogue negotiations were concluded in November 2017. Full article…