The summary of the hearing is now available.
Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations, in its report on climate change in the oceans and the cryosphere, warns urgently of the consequences of climate change and rising sea levels and calls for decarbonisation by the year 2050. The cryosphere is the entirety of the water on earth bound as ice.
A summary of the policy debate on National Energy and Climate Plans is available.
A summary of the policy debate on A Clean Planet for all: A European strategic vision for a climate neutral economy – Maritime transport aspects is available.
The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council held an extensive policy debate on the issue of transport and climate change in Brussels on 20 September. The discussion focused on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport.
The United Nations’ sustainable development goal (SDG) 13 ‘Climate action’ is a call for immediate action by all to lower greenhouse emissions, to strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards and to improve education and awareness on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
According to a recently published Eurobarometer survey, 93% of those surveyed consider climate change a serious problem. Time is short, but it is still possible to reach the Paris climate targets and limit global warming to 1.5c.
The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council will hold an extensive policy debate on the issue of transport and climate change in Brussels on 20 September. The discussion will focus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport.
Ursula von der Leyen, president-elect of the European Commission, set her team’s political priorities for the next five years. A European Green Deal, outlining more ambitious action on climate and biodiversity crises, is at the heart of her agenda. European policies have long tackled environmental degradation and climate change with some success and some failures. Supported by growing calls for action by the public, this new policy term — with the new European Commission and Parliament — provides a unique opportunity to scale up and speed up a green and just transition for Europe.
A summary of the exchange of views on the State of the Energy Union and the state of play as regards the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) for 2021-2030 is now available.