Tag Archives: CLIMACTION

Doha Climate Conference takes modest step towards a global climate deal in 2015

Doha, 11-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union welcomes today’s outcome of the Doha climate conference which lays the basis for more ambitious international action against climate change in the short term, paves the way for a new global climate agreement to … Read the full press release

Moving forward together

Connie Hedegaard – European Commissioner for Climate Action UN Climate Change conference in Doha, Qatar (COP 18) Doha, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Mr. President, Ministers, ladies and gentlemen! As we meet here in Doha, the world around us echoes with alarm and despair. … Read the full press release

Climate action: Doha conference must lay the foundations for the 2015 global climate deal

Brussels, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The United Nations climate change conference next week in Doha, Qatar must start the hard work of turning last year’s agreement to enhance global climate action into reality. The European Union wants an outcome that takes forward all … Read the full press release

November infringements package: main decisions

Brussels, 22-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — November infringements package: main decisions In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors … Read the full press release

Emissions trading: Commission presents options to reform the European carbon market

Brussels, 19-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission is taking two important steps to address the growing supply-demand imbalance of emission allowances in the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS). As an immediate first step to address the rapid build-up of the surplus … Read the full press release

Stopping the clock of ETS and aviation emissions following last week’s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council

Brussels, 14-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said: “The EU has always been very clear: nobody wants an international framework tackling CO2-emissions from aviation more than we do. Our EU legislation is not standing in the way … Read the full press release

25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol

Connie Hedegaard — European Commissioner for Climate Action Speech on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol Geneva, 13-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I would like to thank the Swiss government for the invitation to participate today and to celebrate the 25thanniversary of the Montreal … Read the full press release

New Commission proposal to minimise the climate impacts of biofuel production

Brussels, 22-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the Commission published a proposal to limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and raise the climate benefits of biofuels used in the EU. The use of food-based biofuels to meet the 10% renewable energy target … Read the full press release