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.
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.
European Green Deal: EU reaches agreement on national emission reductions from transport, buildings, waste and agriculture
The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached last night with the European Parliament and Council to increase the ambition of the EU's Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).
Commission invests €3 billion in innovative clean tech projects to deliver on REPowerEU and accelerate Europe's energy independence from Russian fossil fuels
Today, the European Commission is launching the third call for large-scale projects under the EU Innovation Fund. This call will boost the deployment of industrial solutions to decarbonise Europe and provide additional support towards ending the EU's dependence on Russian fossil fuels.
The average greenhouse gas intensity of fuels in the EU's 27 Member States has fallen by 5.5% compared to 2010, and decreased by 1.2 percentage points between 2019 and 2020.
Accelerating the transition to climate neutrality for Europe’s security and prosperity
Commission secures ambitious EU negotiating mandate for the COP27 on Climate and COP15 on Biodiversity
At yesterday's Environment Council in Luxembourg, the Commission secured an ambitious negotiating mandate for the upcoming COP27 Climate Conference in November and the COP15 Biodiversity Conference in December.
The EU and Morocco launch the first Green Partnership on energy, climate and the environment ahead of COP 27
The EU-Morocco Green Partnership was signed on the occasion on Executive Vice-President Timmermans’ visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on 18-19 October 2022. This is the first such EU initiative with a partner country as part of the external dimension of the European Green Deal.
100 more regions and local authorities sign the Charter of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change in support of the goals of the European Green Deal and the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy.
CO2 emissions from new cars in Europe plummeted in 2020 as the share of zero- and low-emission cars tripled
Average CO2 emissions of new cars registered in the EU, Iceland, Norway and the UK in 2020 decreased by 12% compared with 2019 levels, according to the final data published by the European Environment Agency.
From 12 September to 30 October, EU Delegations and embassies of EU Member States around the world will host events to foster dialogue and cooperation on climate change, showcase success stories and inspire further action.
Summer 2022 was Europe’s hottest on record – as we have all noticed. Across the continent, temperatures soared above 40°C, forest fires devastated huge swaths of land, and droughts reduced crop yields and dried up rivers – among much more.
Second EU Innovation Fund call for small-scale projects: 66 applications for the €100 million funding for clean tech projects
In response to the second EU Innovation Fund call for small-scale projects, the European Commission received 66 applications for innovative clean tech projects in all eligible categories.
Today, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) published the revised 2022 and the 2023 EU ETS auction calendars for general and aviation allowances.
Environment ministers from over 40 different countries met 18 – 19 July at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, Germany to prepare the ground for this year’s annual UN climate conference.
Today, the EU is investing over €1.8 billion in 17 large-scale innovative clean-tech projects with a third round of awards under the Innovation Fund. The selected projects are located in Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden.
Thanks to the TANGO project and funding from the EU Innovation Fund, the 3Sun factory is on its way to become Europe’s largest factory producing highly innovative next-generation solar panels, or photovoltaics.
Today, the European Commission launched a call for applications for the Expert Group on carbon removals, as announced in the Communication on Sustainable Carbon Cycles and to follow up on the Call for Evidence for the certification of carbon removals.
We are looking for support to ensure the implementation of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Directive (Directive 2009/31/EC) and to help with the creation of the internal market for capture, use, and storage of CO2.