The European Parliament and Council yesterday reached a provisional agreement on a Directive on port reception facilities for the delivery and processing of waste from ships.
During the COP24 global climate conference in Katowice, the Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved investment worth hundreds of millions of Euros for projects to fight climate change and help countries to deal with its consequences. Among these projects are wind and solar power schemes, energy efficiency renovations and waste and water management systems.
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Italian plans to grant a €190 million State guarantee to Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. in Amministrazione Straordinaria. The measure will allow the construction company to meet urgent liquidity needs while limiting competition distortions.
The fourth edition of The Economist’s Sustainability Summit will marshal the evidence to measure past progress, and assess where and how policymakers, financial institutions and business leaders should act. Where are we on the sustainability front compared with where we need to be? In what areas are efforts still falling short? Has the world already passed the point of no return in terms of climate change? And to what extent should efforts be directed at adaptation rather than mitigation?
Update – draft minutes are available.
Energy, environment and digital issues will be addressed under A items.