European Green Deal: EU and Republic of Korea launch Green Partnership to deepen cooperation on climate action, clean energy and environmental protection
Today, the EU and the Republic of Korea have established a Green Partnership with the aim of strengthening bilateral cooperation and exchanging best practices on climate action, clean and fair energy transition, protection of the environment, and other fields of the green transition.
ETS Market Stability Reserve to reduce auction volume by over 272 million allowances between September 2023 and August 2024
The European Commission published today the Communication on the total number of allowances in circulation (TNAC) in 2022 on the European carbon market. It amounts to 1 134 794 738 allowances.
Forthcoming publication of the annual surplus indicator (total number of allowances in circulation) for the EU ETS Market Stability Reserve
On 15 May 2023, the European Commission will publish the total number of allowances in circulation (TNAC) on the EU carbon market in 2022.
Adapting when the climate crisis hits close to home
We already know that the climate crisis is making heatwaves longer, more frequent and more intense. We all experienced that first hand last summer. In fact the summer temperature in Europe in 2022 was the highest on record.
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European Green Deal: New EU-Norway Green Alliance to deepen cooperation on climate, environment, energy and clean industry
Today, the EU and Norway have established a Green Alliance to strengthen their joint climate action, environmental protection efforts, and cooperation on the clean energy and industrial transition.
EU ETS - Publication of 2022 compliance data
The Commission will publish the available compliance data on 4 May in the afternoon.
Slight upturn in 2022 ETS emissions due to energy crisis and rebound in aviation – but declining trend maintained
Even against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the ensuing gas price spikes, greenhouse gas emissions covered by the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) only rose very slightly last year.
EU’s Mission on Climate Adaptation launches its portal
The European Commission has today launched a portal to drive forward the EU’s Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change. The Portal provides information about the Mission and latest developments regarding its delivery, including by regional and local authorities that are participating.
Commission is calling for experts to advise on the implementation of the emissions trading system for buildings, road transport and additional sectors (ETS2)
The European Commission launched a call for applications to select organisations to be appointed as additional members for the ETS2 implementation of the Commission expert group on climate change policy. The call will remain open until 3 May 2023.
Have your say on the EU’s climate target for 2040
We are launching a public consultation to gather people’s views on the EU’s intermediary climate target for 2040, setting a path from our already-agreed 2030 targets to net-zero emissions by 2050. It will run until 24 June 2023.
Innovation Fund: €100 million offered for innovative small-scale clean tech projects
Today, the European Commission is launching the third call for small-scale projects under the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest funding programmes for the deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies.
Innovation Fund: 239 applications competing for EUR 3 billion from the third call for large-scale projects
The European Commission has received 239 applications from innovative clean tech projects, in response to the third Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects. The project proposals applying to four different topics will now compete for a total call budget of €3 billion.
Fit for 55: EU reaches new milestone to make all new cars and vans zero-emission from 2035
The Commission welcomes the final adoption today by the EU Member States of the European Commission’s proposal to make all new cars and vans registered in Europe zero-emission from 2035.
REPowerEU under the Recovery and Resilience Facility: Auctioning tentatively to start in July 2023
In December 2022, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on financing additional actions under REPowerEU. The auctioning for the purpose of REPowerEU is therefore tentatively envisaged to start in July 2023.
EU ETS - Publication of available emissions data per installation
Since 1 April, 2023, is a bank holiday, the Commission will publish the available emissions data per installation on 3 April in the afternoon.
Global panel of scientists publish their latest verdict on the climate crisis and how we must respond
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published its Synthesis Report, the final part of its sixth assessment cycle, which confirms the link between human activity and the climate crisis.
Humans, Science, and Policy Making: Behind the Scenes of IPCC reports
Thousands of experts from all around the world are involved in the drafting of IPCC reports – and some of them even work at the European Commission.
The Northstor+ story: introducing the world’s greenest battery
To reach climate neutrality in Europe by mid-century, we need to invest in making our electricity grids sustainable and emission-free, while boosting European green industry.
EU Mission Adaptation signatories now number over 300
301 regions and local authorities have now signed the Charter of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change. In doing so, they support the goals of the European Green Deal and EU Climate Adaptation Strategy.