On 24 May, in Brussels, ACRE will be organising a one day seminar looking at how we can best improve our environment using market mechanisms; the innovation that comes from capitalism, and the natural sense of trusteeship that is part of Burkean conservatism. “Do please come along. Environmentalism, and the world we live in, are altogether too important to be left to the left.” – Daniel Hannan MEP”.
The Council today adopted a regulation on greenhouse gas emission reductions. The regulation sets out binding emission reduction targets for member states in sectors falling outside the scope of the EU emissions trading system for the period 2021-2030.
Global climate negotiators have made some important incremental steps forward on a detailed rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement, but a major shift in gear will be required to secure adoption of the rules this year, as was agreed in Paris 2015.
On 5-6 May, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the first European Citizens’ Panel, which was convened to prepare a public consultation on the Future of Europe. A group of 80 European citizens from 27 Member States came to the EESC premises in Brussels to work together and draft a 12-question online consultation. The Citizens’ Consultation, initiated by the French president Emmanuel Macron, is organized for the first time in the history of the EU.
The ‘EU for Talanoa’ conference is organised by the European Commission on 13 June 2018 as part of the EU’s contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, an international process to take stock of the collective and individual efforts towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.