On 18 October, the Estonian Presidency reached a provisional agreement with European Parliament representatives on a regulation to extend existing provisions covering aviation activities in the EU emissions trading system (ETS) regulation beyond 2016 and to prepare for the implementation of the global market-basedmeasure as of 2021. The provisional text will be submitted to the EU ambassadors for political endorsement.
Contributions from the EU and its member states to support developing countries in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and coping with the impacts of climate change showed a significant increase in 2016.
Commission Decision determining, pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC, a list of sectors and subsectors which are deemed to be exposed to a significant risk of carbon leakage, for the period 2021 to 2030. Full article…
Agenda items concern climate change, environment and trade policy.
On 13 October, the Environment Council agreed its negotiating position (general approach) on a regulation establishing new accounting rules and binding commitments for member states to ensure that the use of lands and forests across the EU becomes more sustainable and climate-friendly over the period 2021-2030. This will ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced and the climate better protected.
The Council adopted conclusions on Paris Agreement and preparations for the UNFCCC meetings (Bonn, 6-17 November 2017).