Member states give themselves more time to cut emissions

By |december 21st, 2017|building, CO2 emissions, Effort Sharing Decision, Effort-Sharing Regulation, emission cuts, farming, News, Paris Agreement, transport, waste|

Member states struck a deal with Parliament on cutting emissions by 30% by 2030 from transport, buildings, waste and agriculture sector - but set themselves a later baseline to start counting emissions.

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Ministers attach ‘strict conditions’ to EU’s carbon safety reserve

By |oktober 13th, 2017|Effort Sharing Decision, News, Paris Agreement|

A carbon “safety reserve” aimed at helping poorer EU member states cut emissions in the transport, building and agriculture sectors will be accessible only for countries that reach their 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets early.

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Closing the loopholes in the EU’s centerpiece climate law

By |oktober 9th, 2017|cities and climate change, Covenant of Mayors, Effort Sharing Decision, green cities, News, Paris Agreement|

EU member states can enable the upscaling of good examples of local climate action by closing loopholes in the Effort Sharing Regulation, a centerpiece of the EU's climate policy, write Claire Roumet and Femke de Jong.

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Will the European Parliament take the high road on climate and forests?

By |september 6th, 2017|agroforestry, bioenergy, biomass, Effort Sharing Decision, forests, LULUCF, News, Paris Agreement, sustainable forestry|

Ahead of a European Parliament vote on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), Hannah Aho explains how MEPs have both strengthened and weakened draft forest rules she says are essential in the fight against climate change.

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Who is still pursuing the Paris climate goals in Europe?

By |maj 29th, 2017|Effort Sharing Decision, News, Paris Agreement|

As the negotiations on Europe’s key climate policies draw to an end, it is time to take stock and ask if Europe, a self-proclaimed climate leader, is really delivering on its international commitments, writes Femke De Jong.

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