Press Release: EU to conclude ratification for second Kyoto Protocol commitment period by end of this year

The European Union and its Member States intend to deposit their ratification instruments for the Doha Amendment establishing the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol by the end of this year at the latest. Full article…

Press Release: Energy Community Climate Action Group convenes at COP23 in Bonn

On 15 November 2017, the Energy Community, with the support of the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action (DG Clima), convened the second meeting of the Climate Action Group at the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn. This is the first time that the Energy Community Secretariat participated in the COP. Full article…

Press Release: Technology key to ensuring sustainable bioenergy and biofuel production

Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make up a significant part of the energy mix in the future. Full article…

OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Decision adopted on the Second Mobility Package (15 November 2017)

A summary of the debate with a focus on the Commission and representatives of the political groups is now available.

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Press Release: Commission expert group on bio-based products calls for alignment of bioeconomy strategy with the EU policy

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European Air Quality Index: current air quality information at your finger tips (EEA)

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Press Release: Promoting Green Finance, Tackling Climate Change: EU Bank President joins Capital Market Leaders in Bonn

Today in Bonn, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank – the world’s largest financier of climate action – welcomed a new action plan designed to stimulate green finance to tackle global warming. Dr Hoyer was speaking at an event on the margins of the COP23 UN Climate Conference in Bonn. Convened by the United Nations’ Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative and hosted by the Luxembourg Green Exchange, the event featured the release of a new SSE action plan on how stock exchanges can grow green finance.  Full article…

Press Release: EIB supports SCA’s energy efficiency and forestry investments

The European Investment Bank and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) have signed a EUR 150m loan agreement. The EIB financing will support renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in a pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden, the regeneration and replanting of 68 000 ha of forest – almost three times the area of Stockholm – and the construction of 4 250 km of forest roads. The project is expected to create more than 650 new jobs in the rural economy around the mill and will enable SCA to increase its production in an environmentally sustainable way to meet the growing demand for renewable forest products. Full article…

UPDATED – Agenda: Environment Council (13 October 2017)

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UPDATED – Outcome of Proceedings: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework (LULUCF)

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Stakeholder Press Release: Joint call for a carbon floor price in the power sector in Europe

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Question for Written Answer: PCI project list

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Commission Implementing Decision on a standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and to the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards use of flammable refrigerants in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment

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Press Release: The first and second road mobility packages: an explainer

GUE/NGL MEPs are broadly supportive of the initiative for reform of road transport as many of the measures included in the Commission proposals are longstanding demands of the Left.

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UPDATED – Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (16 November 2017)

Update: An addendum to the draft agenda concerning transport policy is now available.

Agenda items concern energy & environment, digital, transport and trade policy.

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Press Release: Low-carbon investment opportunities and challenges discussed at COP23

Opportunities and challenges for financing the low-carbon economy, through both public and private channels, were discussed at an EU side event at the UN climate conference (COP23) in Bonn on Tuesday. Full article…

Press Release: The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – 2017 key figures

On the occasion of the Covenant of Mayors Day held on Monday, 13 November during COP23 in Bonn, the EU Covenant of Mayors Office released its 2017 infographics. Full article…

Question for Written Answer: Greenhouse gas calculation methods

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Commission Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy

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Draft 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: EU and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries call for tangible progress on Paris Agreement implementation at UN climate talks

The European Union and 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group together making up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today reaffirmed their shared commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and urged all Parties to ensure concrete progress at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) taking place in Bonn, Germany.

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