20.10.2017 | Blogs

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27.09.2017 | Blogs

 

This new report, carried out by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and Green Budget Germany (GBG) monitors the different types of subsidies spent by 11 European governments and the EU from 2014 to 2016 in oil, gas and coal projects in Europe.

This report aims to raise awareness among European, national decision-makers and the general audience about the huge amounts of subsidies still going to fossil fuel activities in Europe, despite the multiple pledges to comply with the Paris Agreement.

17.07.2017 | Blogs

A monthly update on policy development, campaigning and communications

30.06.2017 | Blogs

Western Balkans leaders committed to work on the energy transition at a Ministerial meeting that took place in Austria in early June. They established an inter-ministerial Climate Action Group, aimed at regional coordination of the national energy and climate plans. The group will be meeting twice per year and its agenda is yet to be filled.

30.06.2017 | Blogs

The European Commission has published its ‘Reflection paper on the future of EU finances’ on 28 June, the last of five policy papers within the so called “White paper process on the future of Europe”. With this paper , the European Commission puts down its thinking on the EU budget priorities and structures according to the five different scenarios for the future of Europe, presented by the Juncker commission in March this year on the occasion of the Rome summit.

30.06.2017 | Blogs

Just a few weeks before Brussels winds down for the Summer, an agreement has been reached on a multi billion euro EU fund which aims at driving more private investment in development – the so-called EU External Investment Plan (EIP).

30.06.2017 | Blogs

A recently published study by energy consultancies Ecofys and TÜ Wien, commissioned by EREF, the European Federation of Renewable Energies Producers, derives national target benchmarks for a more ambitious EU renewables target and analyses the positive effect of increased energy efficiency on the effort required to meet the 2030 renewables target.

30.06.2017 | Blogs

What’s the situation?
On Tuesday, 27 June, representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission met for their second trilogue meeting to discuss diverging positions on the reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). There has been little progress as discussions mainly focused on addressing outcomes of technical working group meetings and more controversial topics are most likely tackled at the next trilogue around 10 July.

26.06.2017 | Blogs

This is the second update on a key discussion on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). Following the Parliament's vote on 14 June, EU Ministers discussed proposals in the Environment Council on 19 June 2017. You can get an update on the Parliament vote here.

Unfortunately the debate was not constructive. There was a lack of progress on increasing the ambition of the Commission's proposal and the Council did not agree on its position. Instead as requested by the Maltese presidency Ministers focused on giving their opinion on the proposed 'safety reserve' - a proposal to allow member states to carry over a glut of worthless “hot air” carbon credits from previous years. It seems very likely that this will from now on be part of the Council's text. You can read more on the safety reserve in Transport and Environment’s set of FAQs. You can read CAN Europe’s statement on the discussion here.

26.06.2017 | Blogs

This is the first in a series of two blog posts on key discussions in the Parliament and the Council on the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). You can get an update on the Council's negotiations here.

On 14 June 2017 the European Parliament voted on the revision of the 'Climate Action Regulation implementing the Paris Agreement' (the ESR), which covers emissions from transport, waste, buildings and agriculture for the coming decade.

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