Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market based measure from 2021

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Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (11 – 14 December 2017)

Vote results and texts adopted will be added when available.

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Press Release: EU and Switzerland join forces in the battle against emissions

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…

UPDATED – Agenda: Foreign Affairs Council (11 December 2017)

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UPDATED – Environment Council (19 December 2017)

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Commission Regulation (EU) …/… of XXX amending Commission Regulation No 389/2013 of 2 May 2013 establishing a Union Registry

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Questions and answers on the provisional agreement to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

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Call for Tender: International event on emission trading in the framework of the Global Climate Action Summit, California, 12–15.9.2018.

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Consultation: Evaluation of the EU’s Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

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UPDATED – Amendments to the Report: EP ENVI Committee on the proposal to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021

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Comitology Meeting: Climate Change Committee (30 November 2017)

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Official Journal (L Series): Council Decision (EU) 2017/2240 of 10 November 2017 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems

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Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (11 – 14 December 2017)

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

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Agenda: Coreper 2 Meeting (6 December 2017)

Agenda items include energy & climate and environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy items.

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At a Glance: Aviation emissions – Towards a global approach

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.

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‘I’ Item Note: Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021 (first reading)

– Preparation for the adoption of the legislative act and a statement by the European Parliament, Council and Commission.

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Draft EU China Statement on climate change and clean energy

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Recommendation: EP ENVI Committee on an Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the Linking of their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems

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Press Release: Climate Change Committee approves safeguard measures for EU Emissions Trading System

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…

OPP Meeting Summary: Competitiveness Council – Competitiveness check-up: Objectives of the Industrial Policy and A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy (30 November 2017)

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Reply to National Parliament: Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments’ Opinions – reply to the Camera dei Deputati (IT) – COM(2016) 763 final

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OPP Meeting Summary: European Parliament Plenary – Decision adopted on the State of Energy Union 2017 (29 November 2017)

A summary of the Commission statement and the remarks by group representatives is now available.

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UPDATED – Event: 8th EU ETS Compliance Conference (7-8 November 2017)

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Briefing: Post-2020 reform of the EU Emissions Trading System

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…

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