climate change mitigation

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
Type: News

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
Type: News

President Juncker's State of the Union Speech     On 14 September 2016, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement without delay in his State of the Union Speech to the European Parliament.  
Post date: 15 Sep 2016
Type: News

The first edition of Climate Chance will take place from 26 to 28 September 2016, at La Cité, in Nantes, France. Local authorities, associations, trade unions, scientific organisations and citizens are invited to this meeting, which aims to enable a picture to be drawn of the state of action worldwide regarding the fight against climate change, exchanges to take place to explore in depth the successes and difficulties, to promote the pooling of experience and innovations, and to highlight the opportunities that arise from this resolute fight against climate change.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2016
Type: Event

 
Post date: 5 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

This factsheet by the European Commission accompanies the Commission's proposal on binding greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for Member States (MS) for the period 2021-2030. The proposal, known as the Effort Sharing Regulation, sets out binding annual GHG emission targets for the MS for the above mentioned period. These targets cover sectors of the economy that fall outside the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
Post date: 5 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on binding annual GHG emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change - COM(2016) 482 final    
Post date: 5 Aug 2016
Type: Publication

Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)   On 20 July 2016, the European Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. This proposal will help Member States (MS) prepare for the future and keep Europe competitive. It is part of the EU's strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward looking climate policy.  
Post date: 25 Jul 2016
Type: News

Finance Solutions for New and Emerging Infrastructure Approaches to Urban Climate Mitigation and Adaptation   This study, prepared by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Siemens and Citi, provides insights on potential financing options for climate change programmes and projects in cities, the lead times and steps required to access different types of climate finance, as well as the lessons learned from cities around the globe.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2016
Type: Publication

Climate Change and Cities - First Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (ARC3) - Executive Summary   This book focuses on how to use climate science and socio-economic research to map a city’s vulnerability to climate hazards, and how cities can enhance their adaptive and mitigative capacity to deal with climate change over different timescales.   The document is structured to communicate to a range of groups important for urban decision-making:   
Post date: 13 Jun 2016
Type: Publication