Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, on behalf of the EU, endorsed two new flagship initiatives to address the human impact of the climate crisis, emphasising the interconnectedness of climate change, conflicts, and growing humanitarian needs.
COP28: EU and Honduras join forces to restore 1.3 million hectares of forest in Honduras with a strategic Forest Partnership
Today at COP28, Executive Vice President Maroš Šefčovič and representative of the President of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Forest Partnership with Honduras to contribute to the external dimension of the European Green Deal.
EU leads global initiative at COP28 to triple renewable energy capacity and double energy efficiency measures by 2030
Commission President von der Leyen presented new global targets to triple the installed capacity of renewable energy to at least 11 terawatts and to double the rate of global energy efficiency improvements from roughly 2% to an annual figure of 4%, by 2030.
President von der Leyen presented the first-ever EU law to curb methane emissions in the energy sector, with the EU and its Member States pledging €175 million in support of the Methane Finance Sprint to accelerate methane reduction.
Joint Statement on the Launch of the Resource Mobilisation Plan for the Just Energy Transition Partnership with Viet Nam
The Resource Mobilisation Plan is part of the Just Energy Transition Partnership, which was agreed between Viet Nam and the International Partners Group in December 2022 and will help the country deliver on its climate targets.
President von der Leyen hosted an event at COP28 to promote the development of carbon pricing & carbon markets as powerful instruments to reach Paris Agreement objectives. This builds on the Call to Action for Paris-aligned Carbon Markets launched by the Commission, Spain and France in June 2023.
At the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference starting on 1 December in Dubai, the European Union will call on all Parties to take urgent action to bring down greenhouse gas emissions this decade and respect the commitments they made under the Paris Agreement.
Commission launches first European Hydrogen Bank auction with €800 million of subsidies for renewable hydrogen production
The Commission launched today the first auction under the European Hydrogen Bank to support the production of renewable hydrogen in Europe, with an initial €800 million of emissions trading revenues, channelled through the Innovation Fund.
The Commission is today opening the Innovation Fund's 2023 call for proposals with a record budget of €4 billion to support the deployment of innovative decarbonisation technologies.
The Commission is proposing a Forest Monitoring Law that will plug existing gaps in the information on European forests and create a comprehensive forest knowledge base.
2024 arrangement for the execution of transfers between the emission trading registries of the EU and Switzerland
The Joint Committee under the EU and Swiss Linking Agreement agreed on the 2024 arrangements for the transfers of emission allowances between the registries of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Swiss Emissions Trading System.
Readout of the meeting between EU Commissioner for Climate Action and China’s Special Envoy on Climate Change
EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Wopke Hoekstra met China’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, Xie Zhenhua, in Beijing, to prepare for the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai. In a frank and constructive exchange, they agreed to increase cooperation on tackling the climate change.
The Commission adopted on 17 October a delegated regulation establishing a new Auctioning Regulation following the revision of the ETS Directive in the context of the Fit for 55 and REPowerEU.
Commission funds 171 new LIFE projects in environment and climate across Europe with over €396 million
The European Commission has today approved 171 new projects across Europe under the LIFE Programme for environment and climate action, worth more than €396 million.
Today in Brussels, EU Climate Commissioner and Chief COP28 Negotiator Wopke Hoekstra met with COP28 President Designate Dr Sultan Al Jaber to discuss the preparations for COP28, which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 30 November to 12 December.
A new study commissioned by DG Climate Action investigates ways to price GHG emissions from agricultural activities along the agri-food value chain and how this can be accompanied by providing farmers and other landowners with financial incentives for climate action and carbon farming.
Global Gateway: European Union and Zambia sign Roadmap for the implementation of the Forest Partnership
Zambia and the European Union have today signed the Roadmap for the implementation of the EU – Zambia Forest Partnership
A new first-of-its-kind commercial plant in Spain is creating circular products out of waste that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
The European Commission is joining forces with the European Space Agency (ESA) to accelerate the use of Earth-observing satellites and the information they provide to address the pressing challenge of climate change.
By harvesting underground heat without the need for a reservoir, this innovative system has the potential to make geothermal power available virtually anywhere – and the EU’s Innovation Fund is supporting the effort.