The European Court of Auditors is currently examining the effectiveness of EU action to reduce the health risks from air pollution. Full article…
On 21 and 22 September, the Connecting Europe conference is held at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn. A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. There will be a live stream of the event.
The draft minutes have been revised. The agenda includes items in climate & energy, environment and digital policy.
The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy.
Effective action on energy is essential to tackle climate change, according to a new landscape review of EU Action on Energy and Climate Change published by the European Court of Auditors. Energy production and use account for 79% of EU greenhouse gas emissions, say the auditors. Even if efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions are successful, adapting to changes in the climate is necessary. By the end of the century, Europe’s climate will be significantly different even under the temperature increase of no more than 2°C envisaged by the 2015 Paris agreement. Full article…
Update: The non-opposition to the concentration is available.
High-level energy conference (Europe’s Future Electricity Market), Informal Meeting of Energy and Transport Ministers & The Connecting Europe conference.
The agenda includes an informal presentation by the Commission on the Draft proposal for a Council Decision establishing the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the relevant Committees of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe as regards the proposals for amendments to UN Regulations, two proposals for amendments to UN Global Technical Regulations, proposals for three new UN Regulations, new UN Global Technical Regulation, a new Mutual Resolution and on amending the rules of procedure of WP 29. Other items include preparations for the next informal Trilogue on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles.
Speech by Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, in charge for Energy Union, at the CLEPA (European Association of Automative Suppliers) stand, at the 67th International Motor Show in Frankfurt am Main.