The EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, will participate in the sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue which will start on Sunday in Berlin. The informal meeting of ministers [...] speeches at the Petersberg event on Tuesday. See also our new cepPolicyBrief on the EU Commission’s latest preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference. [...] ministers and representatives from around 35 countries is being held to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris which will kick off in November. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President
analyses the main features of the new framework for EU climate and energy policy. The 2030 targets will form the basis for specific legislative measures by the EU in the years to come. [...] EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said the European Commission will propose a Renewable Energy Package to ensure that the EU meets its new target of 27 per cent renewable energy [...] energy by 2030, news media BusinessGreen reported. "We must create a single EU market for renewable energy that is fully integrated with, and competes freely in, the overall electricity market," Canete
phase of the Climate change conference (COP 21) in Paris, EU Environment Ministers will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Luxembourg in order to discuss climate finance, the Luxembourg EU presidency said [...] discussion round on the core elements of the EU negotiation mandate for Paris, which should be adopted by the Environment Council in September. See also our cepPolicyBrief on the matter.
ETS market to be awash with surplus carbon allowances. See also our cepInput on the EU’s climate and energy policy. [...] The EU-Parliament has approved a proposal to begin a reform of the EU carbon market in 2019. Under the text negotiated with the Council, the Emissions Trading System (ETS) will set aside a portion of carbon
The environment ministers of the EU member states will meet on Friday to prepare the EU position for the UN Climate Change Conference, which takes place in Paris between 30 November and 11 December. The [...] The Council is expected to adopt conclusions reflecting its negotiating position. See also our cepPolicyBrief on the matter.
upcoming climate conference in Paris, Juncker said the EU had made “the most ambitious contribution presented to date,” while “others are following, some only reluctantly.” See also our cepPolicyBrief [...] EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in his annual State of the Union address on Wednesday that one example of where the European Union is already leading is in its action on climate change
“Petersberg Climate Dialogue” in Berlin, to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December. The informal talks were launched by Merkel in 2010. See also our cepPolicyBrief on the EU Commission’s [...] German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU’s emissions trading system to become a global system. "This instrument would of course be particularly effective if we could introduce it beyond Europe [...] Commission’s latest preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference.
In cep's view , the Paris Agreement is a necessary step towards effective climate protection. However, the Commission's assertion that the provisions on carbon leakage are "balanced" is not shared by [...] by cep expert Götz Reichert: "Carbon leakage must be prevented, in order to truly protect the climate globally."
more on the long-term EU energy policy targets. Any provision of EU funds for bringing new technologies to market, however, will distort competition between technologies in the EU and should therefore [...] The EU Commission aims to refocus the strategic plan to support energy technology (SET Plan) on the priorities of the Energy Union. The EU Commission criticises the existing SET Plan for the fact that [...] in the context of the SET Plan. Dr. Moritz Bonn, Division for Environment, Energy, Climate, Transport, firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate policy : Trump wants to cancel the Paris Climate Treaty and stop payments to UN climate programmes. This will significantly hamper international climate protection efforts, if [...] Nevertheless, the consequences of his election for the EU's relationship with the US are anything but beneficial: Trade policy : One of the main themes of the US election campaign [...] any effect. Foreign policy : Trump will be much tougher on asserting American interests than his predecessor. This applies both to US policy in Eastern Europe and the Middle East