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.
Carbon removals: a strong ally to achieve climate neutrality in the EU
With 2022 ranked as one of the warmest years ever recorded, tackling climate change has become an even more pressing matter. This is nothing new for the EU which launched the European Green Deal back in 2019 to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
European Green Deal: Commission proposes 2030 zero-emissions target for new city buses and 90% emissions reductions for new trucks by 2040
Today, the European Commission has proposed ambitious new CO2 emissions targets for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) from 2030 onwards.
Commission launches market testing survey for the future operation of the EU ETS Innovation Fund
DG Climate action launched a market-testing survey, to consult a wide range of stakeholders on key features of the future Innovation Fund and to establish an appropriate portfolio of support instruments that will best meet the market needs.
Commission is calling for experts to advise on the new framework of the EU ETS Innovation Fund upcoming calls for proposals and new auction mechanism
Today, the European Commission launched a call for applications for the renewal of the membership of the Innovation Fund Expert Group (IFEG).
ETS Revision: no change to deadline to surrender allowances in 2023
On 18 December 2022, the Council and Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the revision of the EU emissions trading system (‘EU ETS’), as part of the ‘Fit for 55’ package.
Energy in a low-carbon world: trade in fossil fuels plummets, global energy self-sufficiency increases
A modelling exercise for a 1.5°C global warming scenario shows that energy trade shrinks to account for 13% of global energy demand in 2050, and energy production goes local as renewables increase to reach 75% share of energy supply.
Innovation Fund: grant agreements signed with further 16 innovative large-scale projects
The European Union has granted EUR 1.8 billion through its Innovation Fund to 16 innovative projects that will avoid about 125 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions in the first 10 years of operation.
European Green Deal: new rules agreed on applying the EU emissions trading system in the aviation sector
The Commission welcomes the deal reached this week between the European Parliament and the Council to help make the aviation sector ‘Fit for 55', setting in law its contribution to our target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
European Green Deal: EU agrees to strengthen and expand emissions trading, and creates a Social Climate Fund to help people in the transition
The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached with the European Parliament and Council to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), apply emissions trading to new sectors for effective economy-wide climate action, and establish a Social Climate Fund.
Innovation Fund: additional large-scale geothermal project invited to prepare grant agreement
EAVOR-LOOP will proceed with the first commercial-scale implementation of an innovative closed-loop geothermal technology.
EU and international partners strike an agreement to support Viet Nam's ambitious climate and energy goals
Leaders from Viet Nam and the International Partners Group, including the EU, United Kingdom, France, Germany, the United States, Italy, Canada, Japan, Norway and Denmark have agreed a bold Just Energy Transition Partnership.
EU Carbon Market Report: driving emission reductions and enabling climate and energy investment
The European Commission has adopted its annual report on the European carbon market in 2021.
The Bigger Picture: how the climate and biodiversity are intimately linked, and what the EU is doing to protect them both
Weeks after the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt and with the COP15 biodiversity conference in Canada still ongoing, it is clearer than ever that the two crises – climate change and biodiversity loss – are interconnected and need to be tackled together.
Implementing the Green Deal: Commission launches Climate Resilience Dialogue
The Climate Resilience Dialogue will explore how insurance and other risk mitigation actions can contribute to climate resilience, from increasing climate risk insurance penetration, to incentives and investment in good adaptation solutions.
2023 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 2023 arrangements for the transfers of emission allowances between the registries of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Swiss Emissions Trading System.
EU agrees to COP27 compromise to keep Paris Agreement alive and protect those most vulnerable to climate change*
At the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference which ended on Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the European Commission showed ambition and flexibility to keep the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees within reach.
European Green Deal: EU agrees to increase carbon removals through land use, forestry and agriculture
The European Commission welcomes the provisional deal on the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry regulation reached late last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the EU's target for net carbon removals by natural sinks to 310 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030.
How the EU is helping partner countries fight climate change
From Pakistan to California to the south of France: the floods, heatwaves and wildfires that have hit different countries around the world this year have – once again – demonstrated how climate change knows no borders.