ETS

CAN Europe Publications on:

Emissions Trading Scheme

  • Briefing on energy efficiency and Emissions Trading Scheme

    27.04.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    As the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enter the phase of intense negotiations on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, it is important to underscore that a higher energy efficiency target will help the EU in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and thus also in implementing its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Therefore, increasing the energy efficiency target should be welcomed as an opportunity to revise the EU's inadequate climate target and

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  • Reformed carbon market must no longer fund coal

    03.04.2017 | Op-eds

    As the Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform enters its crucial trialogue phase, it is up to the European Parliament to fight its corner and ensure that future funding only goes towards projects that contribute to the clean energy transition, writes Joanna Flisowska.

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  • Carbon market reform enters final stretch

    03.04.2017 | Press Releases

    The reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for the coming decade enters the final stretch today, with representatives of the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission meeting for the first informal ‘trialogue’ to negotiate an agreement on the redesign of the ETS.

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  • ETS Reform: what has happened so far

    19.03.2017 | Blogs

    EU decision makers are currently discussing how to reform its Emissions Trading Scheme for the period 2021-2030. Here is what has happened so far:

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  • Summary of the Environment Council agreement on the ETS reform

    13.03.2017 | Blogs

    On Tuesday, 28 February 2017, the Environment Council agreed on a general approach on the revision of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). Although the agreement goes further in terms of ambition than the European Parliament’s position adopted on 15 February, it still falls dramatically short of delivering the reform

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  • EU countries propose limited reform of EU climate policy

    28.02.2017 | Press Releases

    EU Environment Ministers meeting in Brussels today have reached an agreement on the revision of the Emission Trading System (ETS) for the next decade. According to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the outcome, while slightly better than expected, is far too weak to repair the broken scheme or align the EU’s planned emission reductions with the global temperature goals it committed to under the Paris Agreement.

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  • Open letter to EU Environment Ministers on the revision of the EU ETS

    27.02.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Environment  Minister,

    Ahead of the Environment Council we, the undersigned, representing 32 networks and organizations from 30 countries, would like to urge you to ensure that the low-carbon funding mechanisms dedicated to help lower-income Member States transform their energy systems (article 10c and the Modernization Fund) are robust and well-designed to truly support the development of renewable energy and energy savings instead of subsidizing coal plants. 

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  • EU carbon market at risk of another lost decade

    24.02.2017 | Op-eds

    Next week, EU environment ministers are to strike a deal on the reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS). If governments do not treat the reform with more seriousness, the EU risks setting its carbon market up for another decade of failure, argues Wendel Trio.

    The current proposals are clearly not in line with the EU’s commitment under the Paris Agreement to keep the temperature rise well below 2°C, let alone below 1.5°C. This would profoundly damage the

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  • Press briefing: EU governments to clinch a deal on the carbon market reform

    24.02.2017 | Press Releases

    EU Environment Ministers meeting in Brussels next Tuesday, 28th February aim to reach an agreement on the revision of the Emission Trading System (ETS) for the next decade.

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  • Letter to Environment Ministers ahead of the Council on the ETS reform

    23.02.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Environment Minister,

    Ahead of the informal Environment Council Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe would like to urge you to stand for significant reforms of the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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  • Outcome of the EU Parliament Plenary Vote of the ETS Reform

    20.02.2017 | Blogs

    In terms of ambition, the results of the European Parliament vote on 15.2.2017 is a clear betrayal of the Paris Agreement.

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  • European Parliament betrays spirit of Paris Agreement

    15.02.2017 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament voted today on its position for the redesign of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for the coming decade. Instead of scaling up emission cuts beyond what the Parliament’s environment committee has proposed, lawmakers watered down provisions aimed at increasing the level of ambition of the reform.

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  • Letter to MEPs ahead of ETS reform vote on February 15th 2017

    15.02.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I’m writing to you on behalf of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe ahead of the plenary vote on the Emission Trading Scheme reform on February 15th 2017.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Emissions Trading System reform

    15.02.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    The reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for the period from 2021-2030 is currently being discussed in the European Parliament and the Council. The following should help you find answers to some of the most frequent and urgent questions in this debate.

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  • Future of Europe's climate policy in hands of European Parliament

    10.02.2017 | Press Releases

    On 15 February, the European Parliament will vote on the redesign of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for the coming decade. The Parliament’s decision is the most important political milestone on the way to turn the ETS into an effective climate protection tool and incentivise polluting industries to embrace the shift to a green economy.

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  • Sign our petition and urge the MEPs to make the polluters pay!

    02.02.2017 | Blogs

    On February 14th 2017, Members of the European Parliament will vote on their position on the reform of Europe’s main climate policy: EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS). They will decide whether to make the polluters pay or let them off the hook. 

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  • Letter to Commission on reducing emissions in aviation and maritime sectors

    10.01.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    In this letter CAN Europe, Transport & Environment, Seas at Risk, Carbon Market Watch and the Aviation Environment Federation urge the European Commission to ensure the aviation and maritime sectors reduce emissions in line with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.

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  • EU Environment Ministers back more ambition in the Emission Trading Scheme

    19.12.2016 | Press Releases

    Key EU Environment Ministers discussing the reform of the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) today expressed their support for measures to scale up emission cuts in the carbon market. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes the support for more ambition, but at the same time urges EU decision makers to step up those cuts in order to be in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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  • MEPs move ETS reform beyond Commission proposal but shy away from aligning it with the Paris Agreement

    15.12.2016 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) voted today on the redesign of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme for the coming decade.

    CAN Europe welcomes the steps the Parliament took to scale up emission cuts, beyond what the European Commission has proposed, but stresses that these are still far too little to repair the broken scheme or align the EU’s planned emission reductions with the global temperature goals it committed to under the Paris

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  • No more presents for polluters - Make the EU ETS work for the climate!

    13.12.2016 | Press Releases

    On 15 December, the European Parliament’s environment committee will cast a decisive vote on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

    Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Carbon Market Watch, WWF and almost 100 000 European citizens in the WeMove.EU community urge the committee members to vote for a bold reform to turn the EU

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Contact

Klaus

Klaus Röhrig in Brussels
EU Climate & Energy Policy Coordinator
klaus /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2893 0839

CAROLINE

Caroline Westblom in Brussels
EU Climate & Energy Policy Coordinator
caroline /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4674 

ZANNA

Zanna Vanrenterghem in Brussels
EU Climate & Energy Policy Officer
zanna /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2893 0839