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.
The European Commission has adopted the Carbon Market Report, which reviews the functioning of the EU Emissions Trading System in 2022 and the first half of 2023.
On 26 October, the EU Climate Change Committee agreed the rules for the administration of shipping companies by Member States under the Emissions Trading System.
The European Commission has adopted a Decision on the Union-wide total quantity of allowances to be allocated in respect of aircraft operators under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) for 2024.
Today the Commission has adopted a Delegated Regulation amending the Registry Regulation (EU) 2019/1122, following the revision of the ETS Directive in the context of the Fit for 55 legislative package.
The European Commission is organising a meeting to consult with relevant stakeholders and the public on the objectives, scope and first steps for establishing a monitoring, reporting and verification system for non-CO2 effects in aviation.
The latest report highlights the EU’s progress in achieving is climate goals, and is part of the wider State of the Energy Union package, covering the EU's response to the unprecedented challenges the energy sector has faced in the last year following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.