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Both organisations call on the world’s leading economies to pave the way for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within a generation, with the energy sector...

Emissions trading: greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 8,7% in 2019

Emissions of greenhouse gases from all operators covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in 2019 reduced overall by 8.7% compared to...

EU and Iceland sign agreement for joint fulfilment of second phase of Kyoto Protocol

They have committed to jointly achieve a 20% reduction in their combined greenhouse gas emissions for the period 2013-2020 compared to the level in...

EU meets Kyoto targets under first commitment period (2008-2012)

18 November 2015 marked the last day to comply with greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments. This means that Member States had to match their...

Commission sets out strategy to curb CO2 emissions from trucks, buses and coaches

Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said "Today we are taking the next steps to curb emissions from road transport. We first regulated cars and...

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...

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

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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...

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...

Results of the public consultation on reducing fluorinated greenhouse gas emissions – further acti…

Between September and December 2011, the Commission held an online public consultation on actions to address emissions of fluorinated gases. The consultation was designed...

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