Monday 21. August 2017
Energy

The UN Ocean Conference: an important step for humanity in motion

United Nations

The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans took place in June. It represents a major turning point in mobilising the international community to act to protect marine life, especially in the high seas.

The “Winter Package” of the European Commission

European Commission

The Commission’s legislative proposal “Clean Energy for all Europeans” covers measures relating to energy efficiency, renewables, and also proposes changes to reorganize the electricity market and tackle energy poverty.

Energy mix in the EU after COP21

European Commission
Solar panels and wind turbines with city

The time has come to make the Paris Agreement real. Renewables are the clear option in the new energy mix. Even in the face of difficulties, the EU should not be less ambitious.

Making concrete the EU commitment on climate change

European Council

The environment ministers of the EU confirmed the proposal for COP21 to reduce emissions at least by 40% by 2030, and to reduce 80-95% in 2050 compared with 1990.

Economics of climate change: the ecological debt ?

European Union

Climate change has many dimensions: physical, social, political and also economical. Mitigation is a challenge to our economies. Waiting is not longer an option.

Mitigation or how to limit the impacts of climate change

European Commission

In 2013 the European Environment Agency (EEA) announced that Europe had already reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 19% with reference to the 1990 level, but this reduction is largely as a result of the economic crisis.

Towards COP21: impacts of climate change

IPCC

Europeinfos is starting a series of articles to better understand the issues in relation to COP21 and the current and future challenges that climate change presents for Europe.

Energy efficiency in the EU: moving in the right direction

European Commission

Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of the climate change policy. The last European Council has proposed a very ambitious 27% increase in efficiency beyond previous expectations.

A fair energy transition in Europe

CERAS

The Energy Union will receive a special weight in the new EU Commission since it will constitute the portfolio of one of the 7 Vice Presidents, Ms Bratusek. Will she put in place a fair energy transition?

“Young Europeans – We stand for sustainability and eco-justice!”

Church in Europe

In the context of discussion among experts on 9 September which was hosted by COMECE in Brussels, representatives of Christian youth organisations presented their projects for climate protection and for an environmentally responsible lifestyle.

A G7 summit in Brussels to impose sanctions on Russia

G7

While it is possible to exclude Russia from the G7, progress cannot be made without Russia in certain areas that currently hold sway over global security.

Agenda

>17 July
The Commission will present its 2017 review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe. This year's edition will focus on the issue of intergenerational fairness.
 
>24 July
The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) will bring together economic and financial ministers from all EU member states in order to review EU economic policies, taxation issues and the regulation of financial services.
 
>17-18 July
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be held in Brussels. Member States’ ministers responsible for fisheries and agriculture will participate in order to discuss issues relating to agriculture and fisheries, including food safety, animal health, animal welfare and plant health.
 
>31 July – 11 August
COMECE headquarter in Brussels will be closed.
 
28 – 31 August
The European Parliament’s Committees will take place in order to prepare the legislative work for Parliament's plenary.

 

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