The 38th Joint Parliamentary Assembly of the EU and the African-Caribbean-Pacific countries is being held from 17 to 21 November in Kigali. This is taking place at exactly the right time to shape a clear message reflecting our priorities before the new EU Commission takes office and the beginning of the crucial upcoming COP25 in Madrid.
Colombian Minister of Mines and Energy María Fernanda Suárez Londoño and Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi have become the latest high-profile members of the Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency, which is working on ways to accelerate energy efficiency progress worldwide.
EASA and the European Commission (DG-CLIMA) jointly published the ‘Halon replacement in the aviation industry’ guide to support aviation industry in complying with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 (the Ozone Regulation) on halon replacement.
From 2 to 13 December 2019, the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Madrid. Under the presidency of Chile, which had originally planned to host the conference, delegates will continue to negotiate the rules for international cooperation in climate change mitigation and discuss issues such as adaptation and support to developing countries.
Climate change and food security, migration, sustainable growth and the post-Cotonou ACP-EU agreement are set to be the focus of the 38th session of the assembly.
The European Investment Bank today confirmed its support to transformational telecom investment across Guinee. A new USD 30 million long-term loan with IPT Powertech Guinea represents the first ever support for an energy services company in Africa by Europe’s long-term lending institution and the first EIB investment to reduce use of diesel generators by energy-efficient sources for telecom infrastructure.
We are rapidly reaching crisis point. Time is running out. In view of the upcoming UN Conference on Climate Change in Madrid (COP25), the European Parliament must declare a climate emergency now and put pressure on member states and the EU Commission to take the lead together and propose concrete actions to reverse global warming.
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) adopted a resolution today calling on national, regional and local governments, as well as the EU to step up their efforts in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and play a constructive role at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid.