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...

Global CO2 emissions reach new all-time high in 2011

In the EU CO2 emissions dropped by 3% to 7.5 tonnes per capita. Emissions in the US and Japan fell 2%. OECD countries now...

More CO2 emission cuts from cars and vans: a win for the climate, consumers,...

Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, said: ''With our proposals we are not only protecting the climate and saving consumers money. We are...

Commission adopts two ETS regulations on monitoring, reporting, verification and accreditation

Today the European Commission completed the adoption procedure under comitology process for two Regulations on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and on...

CO2 emissions from new cars down by 3% in 2011

Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "Europe's car manufacturers are delivering towards the 2015 CO2 targets. These data confirm that there's steady progress in...

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