This Staff Working Document of the European Commission gives an overview of key existing European initiatives related to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It summarises for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) what the main actions are that the European Union is undertaking in terms of both domestically oriented and exte
Post date: 24 Nov 2016
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS - COM(2016) 739 final
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On 14 November 2916, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre released their 2016 report on the Covenant of Mayors signatories achievements, which was presented at COP22 in Marrakesh.
Post date: 18 Nov 2016
The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) was launched in 2008 by the European Commission to support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy and climate policies. At 4 September 2016, 6201 local authorities from 54 countries had joined the initiative, representing 213 million inhabitants.
Post date: 16 Nov 2016
This Roadmap by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) aims to describe the main overarching goals, steps and agenda that the building sector as a whole could share, creating the framework of a common vision for low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and resilient global real estate pathways.
Post date: 15 Nov 2016
This Global Status Report by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) reconfirms the significance of building energy consumption as a contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It also shows that efforts to decarbonise the building sector through the implementation of comprehensive policy frameworks and the deployment of existing energy efficient technologies and building design approaches can deliver positive economic, social, health and environmental benefits.
Post date: 14 Nov 2016
On 15 October 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda, 197 countries struck a landmark deal to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of this century.
Post date: 17 Oct 2016
On 29 September 2016, academics, business leaders and government officials in Cyprus celebrated the roll-out of new Climate-KIC climate innovation programmes at a high-level event in Nicosia.
Post date: 10 Oct 2016
On 5 October 2016, the European Parliament approved the retification of the Paris Agreement in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal. With the Parliament's approval, the political process for the European Union to ratify the Agreement is concluded.
Post date: 7 Oct 2016
On 30 September 2016, EU ministers, in a historic move, approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force.
Post date: 3 Oct 2016