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.
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
incur costs to the EU, it would not generate any benefits in terms of climate policy. Against this background, it is comprehensible why, according to the Commission’s projection, the EU should bear almost [...] almost the double costs for climate action in 2020. Particularly, in view of the latest economic crisis, the economy should not be burdened with additional expenses.
reduction targets increases the costs of climate protection unnecessarily. Unfortunately, the Commission fails to propose the inclusion of all transport modes into EU ETS, for this would ensure a reduction
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. Their successful implementation throughout the EU will depend
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.
that the Commission intends to employ market-based instruments in its climate policy, it should, however, cease to apply regulatory policy measures such as product regulation in future. [...] framework for the safe storage of nuclear waste are to be welcomed. It is also correct that the expansion EU energy networks should be better coordinated. However, this project should take into account the geographic
emissions. Alternatively, instead of staggering road-use charges according to CO2, climate protection can be more effectively achieved by way of emissions trading. [...] cep also views the blanket abolition of vignette charges by the EU as unjustified because the advantages and disadvantages of toll and vignette charges depend on their design. In addition, the current
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
limited climate protection effect. By contrast, the inclusion of road transport in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme would lead to ecologically effective and economically efficient climate protection. The [...] the combined use of different modes of freight transport (e. g. lorries and trains). http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-4242_de.htm