Press Release: EESC calls on Commission to better reconcile its industry and energy legislation with its climate policy

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the Commission to reflect in more depth on policy options that help both to reduce greenhouse gases and thus fight climate change and to maintain competitiveness. 

Event: Bruegel Annual Meetings 2019 (Brussels, 4 & 5 September 2019)

On 4-5 September Bruegel will organise its Annual Meetings. As in previous years, the Meetings will offer relevant topical discussions through which we strive to contribute to the quality of economic policy making in Europe and beyond.

This time the event comes at a crucial moment in the European political agenda: a few months after the elections of the European Parliament and on the eve of the formation of the new Commission.

UPDATED – Agenda: Commission expert group on climate change policy (main group) (21 June 2019)

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UPDATE – Agenda: Economic And Financial Affairs Council (9 July 2019)

Update – the minutes of the meeting are available.

Agenda items include a debate on the state of play on own resources, an exchange of views on the presentation of the Presidency Work Programme, adoption of the Council Recommendation on the appointment of the President of the European Central Bank, adoption of the Country-Specific Recommendations for the European Semester, and information from the Netherlands delegation on aviation taxation and carbon pricing.

UPDATED – Agenda: Commission expert group on climate change policy (main group) (28 May 2019)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Commission expert group on climate change policy (main group) (10 April 2019)

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… supplementing Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards measures adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation for the monitoring, reporting and verification of aviation emissions for the purpose of implementing a global market-based measure

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Press Release: EESC calls on Commission to better reconcile its industry and energy legislation with its climate policy

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the Commission to reflect in more depth on policy options that help both to reduce greenhouse gases and thus fight climate change and to maintain competitiveness. The goal must be to better protect and promote the EU’s resource and energy-intensive industries (REII), otherwise Europe runs the risk of losing jobs to less clean economies and missing its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

UPDATED – Agenda: High Level expert Group on energy-intensive industries (main group) (24 & 25 June 2019)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Decision (EU) 2019/1183 of 3 July 2019 on the proposed citizens’ initiative entitled ‘A price for carbon to fight climate change’ (notified under document C(2019) 4973)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Economic and Financial Affairs Council – Own Resources System (09 July 2019)

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UPDATED – Feedback Period: EU emissions trading system – adjusting the auction process for the period 2021-2030

Update: A press release by the Commission has been published.

This Regulation amends the Auctioning Regulation in three main aspects:
• Aligning the Auctioning Regulation with the architecture of phase 4 of EU ETS (2021-2030) as set out in the revised ETS Directive;
• Aligning the Auctioning Regulation with the financial market legislation and market oversight regime and taking into account the classification of emission allowances as financial instruments;
• Incorporating lessons learned from auctioning in phase 3 of EU ETS (2013-2020).

Press Release: Commentary – Carbon market negotiations under the Paris Agreement

The world’s climate negotiators recently concluded two weeks of discussions about the next steps for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, with carbon market rules high on the agenda.

The annual mid-year climate negotiations are generally held ahead of the annual Conference of the Parties (COP), the top decision-making body for climate negotiations.

European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) data from EUTL

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UPDATED – Agenda: General Affairs Council (9 April 2019)

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Written Answer to Question: Carbon leakage in the Iberian energy market

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1123 of 12 March 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 389/2013 as regards the technical implementation of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1124 of 13 March 2019 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1122 as regards the functioning of the Union Registry under Regulation (EU) 2018/842 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/1122 of 12 March 2019 supplementing Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the functioning of the Union Registry

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Press Release: Bonn climate conference prepares way forward to COP25

The Bonn climate conference, the first technical meeting since the adoption of the Katowice rulebook, concluded yesterday after two weeks of negotiations. The session focused on the remaining rules and procedures for the effective functioning of the Paris Agreement, in particular for international carbon markets.

UPDATED – Agenda: Justice and Home Affairs Council (6 – 7 June 2019)

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Own Resources and potential new sources of revenue

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Press Release: Commissioner Arias Cañete in Germany to discuss the integrated national energy and climate plan

Today, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, will be in Germany to present the  Commission’s long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, adopted by the Commission last November.

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