EU over-achieved first Kyoto emissions target, on track to meet 2020 objective

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, said: "The EU is clearly delivering on its Kyoto commitments. The EU has reduced its emissions significantly...

Member States approve addition of sectors to the carbon leakage list for 2014

The two sectors are plaster and plasterboard, both of which belong to the gypsum industry. The four sub-sectors are open-die forging, solid whey and...

Agreement reached on cutting CO2 emissions from cars further in 2020

Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, said: "The European Parliament and the EU governments reach a deal on the European Commission's car emissions proposal:...

Commission moves forward on climate and energy towards 2030

Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, said: "Europe's dependence on foreign fossil fuels is growing every year. That means more expensive and unaffordable...

Commission welcomes approval of improved EU rules for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, said: "These new rules will help Europe develop robust evidence-based climate policies and keep better track of...

The European Commission in search of the best climate solutions in Europe

Commissioner Hedegaard said: "The Challenge is a great opportunity to move beyond mere talking about climate change. By submitting your project, you help us...

Doha conference must lay the foundations for the 2015 global climate deal

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, said: " Doha must build on the breakthrough we achieved in Durban and make progress in preparation...

UNEP report highlights growing gap between global emissions and 2°C warming limit

Connie Hedegaard, European Commission for Climate Action, said: ''This is yet another call for climate action which shows the world is not getting its...

Report shows EU remains on track towards Kyoto emissions target

The 2011 emissions are consistent with the decreasing trend observed since 2004. Despite a 48% GDP increase since 1990, greenhouse gas emissions in the...

Commission approves over €31 million co-funding for climate projects

The projects are located in 12 EU Member States – Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the...

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