Agenda: Shipping Working Party (Morning only) (25 October 2017)

The agenda items include examinations of the revised draft submissions of a Proposal for amendments to the 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems and of Guidance on accidental breakdown, instrument malfunction and perceived temporary non-compliance and transient performance of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS).

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Agenda: EU informal coordination prior to IMO / ISWG-GHG 2 (23 October 2017)

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Press Release: Council conclusions on the Paris Agreement and preparations for the UNFCCC meetings

The Council adopted conclusions on Paris Agreement and preparations for the UNFCCC meetings (Bonn, 6-17 November 2017).

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Study: Unlocking blue growth opportunities in the EU’s most remote regions

The EU´s 9 outermost regions have unique features and assets for their maritime economy. A recent study financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) has identified concrete opportunities to improve the competitiveness of the blue economies of Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, the Azores and Canary Islands.

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Event: The LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy as a vision for the maritime technology industry (Brussels, 24 October 2017)

The hearing is part of the preparation of an own-initiative opinion by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) aiming at setting out the measures that should be implemented in the maritime technology industry to achieve the Europe 2020 targets in terms of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, in particular by means of “blue growth”.

The final Opinion will be transmitted to the European Institutions for consideration.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Presentation by the Policy Department of the study on Decarbonisation of EU transport (11 October 2017)

A summary of the Policy Department’s presentation on decarbonisation of EU transport is now available.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Vote on a European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility (12 October 2017)

Results of the Committee’s vote on the adoption of the draft report are available.

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Official Journal (L Series): Decisions of the EEA Joint Committee of 11 December 2015 amending annexes to the EEA Agreement

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Official Journal (C Series): Opinions of the European Committee of the Regions

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Draft Council conclusions on the Paris Agreement and preparations for the UNFCCC meetings (Bonn, 6-17 November 2017)

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Commission Staff Working Document For the Council Shipping Working party IMO – Union submission to be submitted to the 5th session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) of the IMO in London from 5 – 9 February 2018 concerning review of the 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

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Commission Staff Working Document For the Council Shipping Working party IMO – Union submission to be submitted to the 5th session of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 5) of the IMO in London from 5 – 9 February 2018 concerning review of the 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

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Procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting

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Proposal to enhance cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments

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Press Release: Environmental reporting: ensuring legal clarity and improving transparency

On 4 October, the Council (EU ambassadors) agreed on a negotiating position on a decision repealing the standardised reporting directive (directive 91/692/EEC) and amending 6 related legal acts. This decision is essential for ensuring legal clarity, enhancing transparency and reducing the administrative burden in the field of environmental reporting. Full article…

Question for Written Answer: Sinking of tanker in the Saronic Gulf

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Press Release: Plotting a more sustainable course for the international shipping sector

International maritime shipping currently accounts for about 800 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year, a figure that could almost double by 2060 under current energy and climate commitments made by the International Maritime Organization. Full article…

Agenda: Shipping Working Party (Morning only) (5 October 2017)

The agenda includes an examination of a Commission non-paper on the HELCOM Maritime Group, and a presentation and first examination of a Commission Staff Working Document on the review of the 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems.

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Agenda: European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative Horizon 2020 Commission Expert Group – High-level Panel of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative (EDPI) (2 October 2017)

The agenda is now available.

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At a Glance: COP 23 climate change conference in Bonn

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee – Vote on international ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans in the context of the 2030 SDGs (25 September 2017)

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Press Release: Launch of TRIMIS, new tool to analyse transport innovation

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.

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