Today, the Commission published the Terms and Conditions for its first auction dedicated to European renewable hydrogen production. It is an important step towards scaling up production of renewable hydrogen in the EU.
The EU Emissions Trading System Directive has been revised to align it with the new EU target set in the European Climate Law to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030. Several regulatory acts for the implementation of the ETS now need to be updated.
Climate change isn’t only about temperature rise. The warming of the planet also has repercussions on rainfall with both droughts and extreme rainfall becoming more common in different parts of the world.
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 July 2023 is on course to have been the hottest month on record.
The Commission has adopted a Decision on the Union-wide quantity of allowances to be issued under the EU Emissions Trading System for 2024 in respect of stationary installations and maritime transport activities (the ‘cap’).
The European Commission has today adopted a new set of guidelines to assist Member States in updating and implementing comprehensive national adaptation strategies, plans and policies.
Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Vice Premier of China Ding Xuexiang held the fourth EU-China High Level Dialogue on Environment and Climate in Beijing on 4 July 2023.
Eurobarometer: Majority of Europeans consider that the green transition should go faster
The Federal Republic of Germany has notified the European Commission that it will re-appoint the European Energy Exchange AG (‘EEX’) as its opt-out platform.
15 July will be the EU Day for the Victims of the Global Climate Crisis
EVP Frans Timmermans and First Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China Ding Xuexiang held the fourth China-EU High Level Dialogue on Environment and Climate (HECD) in Beijing to deepen cooperation on the global green transition.
Effort Sharing: reducing EU emissions in domestic transport, buildings, agriculture, small industry, and waste
Today, the Commission adopted the annual emission allocations for Member States for 2023, 2024 and 2025. This sets the maximum level of greenhouse gas emissions that each Member State can generate per year in the sectors covered by the European Union’s Effort Sharing legislation.
EU proposes comprehensive new outlook on threats of climate change and environmental degradation to peace, security and defence
The European Commission and the High Representative have adopted a Joint Communication laying out how the EU will address the growing impact of climate change and environmental degradation in the fields of peace, security, and defence.
Agriculture is an essential pillar of Europe’s economy with farmland covering 38% of the EU’s total land area. The sector accounts for 11% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions, but it also has the unique capacity to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, so there’s great potential for climate action.
Senegal and France, Germany, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Canada are launching a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) to support Senegal's efforts to achieve universal access to energy and consolidate a low-carbon, resilient and and sustainable energy system.
HRVP Josep Borrell, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and European Commission EVP Frans Timmermans, met in Brussels to discuss the impacts of climate change on peace and security
Today, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) published the revised 2023 EU ETS auction calendar for general allowances.
Carbon dioxide emissions from new cars & vans down in 2022 as zero-emission vehicles gain in popularity
New date from the European Environment Agency shows the average CO2 emissions of new cars registered in Europe in 2022 reached new lows, down 27% below 2019 levels, thanks to the stricter emission targets that have applied since 2020.
The steel industry is one of Europe’s powerhouses, contributing some €110 billion a year to the European economy, employing 330,000 people and supporting a further 1.6 million jobs in related sectors.
Delegates representing more than 100 Parties to the Paris Agreement met in Bonn, Germany, paving the way to some key decisions for the UN Climate Conference (COP 28) in Dubai, and for the years to come.