Press Release: Shipping at COP25 – Full speed ahead towards full decarbonisation

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Discussion Paper: how infrastructure managers are helping to create a low-carbon transport system

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Press Release: European Council Agreed: EU to Become Climate Neutral by 2050

EU leaders have agreed on a commitment to make the European Union climate neutral by 2050. The agreement was reached at the meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 12 December. One Member State stated that it could not, at this stage, commit to implementing the climate objective.

Remarks by President Charles Michel after the European Council meeting on 12 December 2019

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UPDATED – Agenda: European Council Meeting (12 & 13 December 2019)

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Press Release: The European Green Deal – Hydrogen is a Priority Area for a Clean and Circular Economy

The European Commission presented the European Green Deal on Wednesday (11 December), outlining the main policy initiatives for reaching net-zero global warming emissions by 2050. Hydrogen will be a key instrument for meeting the Green Deal objectives, as outlined in the paragraphs below.

Press Release: The start of auctioning for the Innovation Fund slightly postponed but no delay to the launch of the Innovation Fund

The 2020 monetisation of the first batch of 50 million allowances for the Innovation Fund was planned to start on 7 January 2020 but will be slightly delayed. The auctions of Member States’ allowances will take place as scheduled. This slight postponement of the monetisation will not delay the launch of the Innovation Fund.

Press Release: Parliamentary Plenum in Chisinau endorses report on energy efficiency, in 2020 to focus on coal regions in transition and energy prosumers

Yesterday, the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum met in Chisinau under the chairmanship of Vladimir Golovatiuc, Chair of the Committee for Economy, Budget and Finance of the Parliament of Moldova. Members of Parliament discussed the draft Report on the Future of Energy Efficiency in the Energy Community, drafted by Mr Aleksandar Damjanovic, Member of the Parliament of Montenegro.

Environment Council (19 December 2019)

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Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (16 December 2019)

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Press Release: Green Deal: cities and regions ready to deliver

The European Commission released its communication and timeline for the European Green Deal. Upgrading energy and climate targets along with new strategies and legislation for climate adaptation, air quality and biodiversity protection are amongst the measures ahead. While COP25 negotiations block on international carbon market rules, the EU’s assembly of local and regional representatives calls on the Parties of the Paris agreement to foster cooperation with cities and regional governments as the only way to deliver effective climate action and reverse global warming.

Question for Written Answer: Cutting greenhouse gas emissions: financial instruments to produce better or larger forest canopies

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Press Release: Cohesion Policy – European Commission invests in environmentally friendly transport in Croatia

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Press Release: A shift to rail is vital for delivering the European Green Deal

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Press Release: ETF’s first reaction to the European Green Deal

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Press Release: Spain: COP25 – Support for renewable energy: EIB joins forces with Natixis to co-finance the construction of nine solar power plants

The EU bank will provide EUR 66m to Natixis to co-finance the construction of two complexes with a total capacity of 436 MW. The two new renewable energy projects will help create up to 700 jobs during the implementation phase. The solar power plants will be in the provinces of Seville, Cáceres, Valladolid, Salamanca and Huesca.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ECON Committee – Report back on trilogue negotiations (12 December 2019)

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Report: Clean energy technologies in coal regions

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Note: A brief perspective on environmental priorities and opportunities for 2020

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP Plenary – Presentation of the European Green Deal (11 December 2019)

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Press Release: Taxonomy Deal not Agreed Today by Member States

Today, EU Member States have failed to pass a deal on sustainable finance (‘Taxonomy’), which will create an EU classification framework for identifying which economic activities are sustainable.  The same day the Commission came forward with the “European Green Deal”, Member States have not passed the Taxonomy deal agreed last Thursday. Member States will have another opportunity to revisit the deal on Monday.

Press Release: European Aluminium Industry is Ready to Support Green Deal

Brussels, 11 December 2019 – The European aluminium industry is ready to support the European Green Deal announced by the European Commission earlier today. With a bold industrial strategy in place, the industry can cut

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