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Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "The 2015 CO2 target has already been achieved – this is good news. This demonstrates clearly the efficiency...

IPCC report highlights need for collective and significant action to keep warming below 2°C

Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action, said: ''The report is clear: there really is no plan B for climate change. There is only...

2030 climate and energy goals for a competitive, secure and low-carbon EU economy

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said: "Climate action is central for the future of our planet, while a truly European energy policy is...

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

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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...

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