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 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 Francois Hollande are scheduled to give keynote speeches at the Petersberg event on Tuesday. See also our new cepPolicyBrief on the EU Commission’s latest preparations for the UN Climate Change
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 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 was quoted as saying. See also our latest cepInput which analyses the main features of the new framework for EU climate and energy policy. The 2030 targets will form the basis for specific legislative
Five months before the crucial 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. The ministers will also have a first 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.
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 credits if the surplus of emission allowances on the market exceeds a certain threshold. The economic downturn caused by the recent financial crisis had caused the ETS market to be awash with surplus carbon allowances. See also our cepInput on the EU’s climate and energy policy.
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 Council is expected to adopt conclusions reflecting its negotiating position. See also our cepPolicyBrief on the matter.
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. Referring to the 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 on the matter.
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 latest preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference. [...] 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
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 cep expert Götz Reichert: "Carbon leakage must be prevented, in order to truly protect the climate globally."
Plan towards the prioritised areas of the Energy Union, state funded research projects can concentrate more on the long-term EU energy policy targets. Any provision of EU funds for bringing new [...] Environment, Energy, Climate, Transport, email@example.com [...] 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
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 was the economy. Trump [...] , should be so outspoken in their opposition to Trump. 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 not stop them altogether. On its own, Europe's possible contribution to emissions reduction is much too small to have any effect