Press Release: Commentary: Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market

With major automakers announcing new electric car models at a regular pace, there has been growing interest in recent years about the impact of electric vehicles on the overall car market, as well as global oil demand, carbon emissions, and air pollution.

Press Release: Investment Plan for Europe: EU bank provides €300 million to VIVAWEST

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OPP Meeting Summary: Agriculture and Fisheries Council – World’s forests communication (14 October 2019)

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Event: 1st International Environmental Sustainability Congress (Madrid, 31 October 2019)

The 1st International Environmental Sustainability Congress will take place in Madrid on October 31st, 2019. The congress will address issues concerning public management and private initiatives from enterprises and social organizations with a major impact on citizens’ lives.

Written Answer to Question: Further question to reply to Question E-002294/2019 concerning a carbon border tax

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‘I/A’ Item Note: European Court of Auditors’ Special Report No 08/2019 “Wind and solar power for electricity generation: significant action needed if EU targets to be met”

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1713 of 9 October 2019 establishing the format of information to be made available by the Member States for the purposes of reporting on the implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2193

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Climate Change Committee (8 October 2019)

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Report: Special Report NO 16/2019: European Environmental Economic Accounts: usefulness for policymakers can be improved

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Press Release: The EU will not reach 2050 climate neutrality without raising its energy and climate targets

​EU cities and regions prioritise a Just Transition Fund for coal regions outside cohesion resources and support Finland’s objective to reach an EU agreement on 2050 climate neutrality.

Joint Declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture of the Visegrad Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia on Forests, Sustainable Forest Management and Adaptation to Climate Change

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UPDATED – Press Release: The Council sets out EU position for UN climate conference in Santiago de Chile (COP25)

A corrigendum and a revised version of the conclusions have been published .

The Council today adopted conclusions on EU preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings in Santiago de Chile (2-13 December 2019).

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President-designate for the European Green Deal (8 October 2019)

The summary of the hearing is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: Hearing of Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President-designate for Europe fit for the Digital Age (8 October 2019)

A summary of the hearing is now available.

OPP Meeting Summary: Second Hearing of Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner-designate for Agriculture (8 October 2019)

A summary of the second hearing is now available.

Press Release: Executive Director meets Danish Crown Prince and Energy Minister

Dr Fatih Birol, the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, delivered a speech at a meeting today in which high-level participants – including Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities – discussed the role of renewable power in decarbonising the energy sector.

Event: District heating and cooling: cities going circular for a carbon neutral Europe (Brussels, 10 October 2019)

This workshop will be focused on the role of high efficient district heating networks (DHN) as it will facilitate the exchange of emerging expertise and knowledge on their deployment and modernisation, taking the example of existing and prospective initiatives, like the HeatNet NWE project. Experienced representatives of local authorities, energy agencies and global companies will be given the floor to share tools and examples of innovative solutions which enable increased energy efficiency, the integration of renewable and waste energy sources as well as the use of energy storage options. This leads to enhanced overall resource efficiency, the creation of local jobs, the decarbonisation of the local energy system and better air quality.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP DEVE Committee – Vote on COP25 (8 October 2019)

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