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March 2017 - (Links below & green)

- Just three EU countries step up to the plate for Paris climate deal – ranking
- Europe must not backslide on aviation’s climate responsibility
- EU Court rules on pollution freebies ahead of final emissions trading talks
- EU countries take a small step to address carbon market oversupply

Editorial
 

Only three EU countries are on the right track to reach the Paris climate deal goals, a new report by Carbon Market Watch and Transport & Environment reveals. Sweden tops the EU Climate Leader Board which ranks countries according to their positions on the Effort Sharing Regulation. We hope that other member states follow the example of Sweden, France and Germany and step up their game in the run up to the next environment minister meeting in June.

Negotiations have started on the recent European Commission proposal to continue exempting international flights from the EU’s emissions trading system (EU ETS). While the EU ETS currently covers 35% of total international aviation emissions, the proposal reduces 
this coverage to only 8% until at least 2021. Julie Girling, the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on the file in the environment committee cautioned other decision makers not to let Europe slip back on gains already made to curb the sector’s growing climate impact.

And finally, a
 ruling by the EU’s top court on a Luxembourg case involving the unfair allocation of free pollution permits comes at a crucial time ahead of final talks between the EU Member States and the European Parliament on the EU ETS. More auctioning and less freebies would be key to bringing the derailed system back on track.

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Press Statement -  28 March 2017 

Just three EU countries step up to the plate for Paris climate deal – ranking 


Only three countries in Europe are on the right track to deliver on the Paris climate agreement, a new ranking published today reveals. The EU Climate Leader Board looks at the position of each European government towards the EU’s largest climate law, the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR).d strengthened the rules for the aviation sector.
READ HERE

Article by Kelsey Perlman - 22 March 2017 

Europe must not backslide on aviation’s climate responsibility
 

The European Parliament’s environment committee has nominated Julie Girling from conservative group ECR to lead their talks on aviation’s role in the EU’s Emissions Trading System.Discussing the European Commission’s recent proposal to continue the exclusion of international flights from the EU ETS, Ms Girling urged colleagues not to let Europe slip back on gains already made to curb the sector’s growing climate impact. 
READ HERE

Article by Agnes Brandt and Kaisa Amaral - 30 March 2017

EU Court ruling on pollution freebies sends strong message ahead of final emissions trading talks


As the European Parliament and the EU Member States enter the final stages of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) negotiations to revise the rules for the post-2020 period, the Court ruled against steel giant ArcelorMittal, that has reaped enormous benefits from the current system.
READ HERE

Press Statement - 28 February 2017
 EU countries take a small step to address carbon market oversupply

Today the EU environment ministers adopted their position on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) revision. While the ministers proposed some improvements to the original proposal, more is needed to align one of the EU’s key climate laws with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

READ HERE

Aviation emissions and the EU's carbon market

The European Commission proposes to continue exempting international flights from the scope of the EU Emissions Trading System, leaving a big part of emissions unaddressed at least until 2021. 
Read more in our latest Policy Brief

Calendar: 

  • Civil Society Workshop – The road to a low carbon economy: strengthening the connection between local, national and European climate policy (registration) Madrid 5-6, April 2017
  • NGO Webinar on aviation and EU ETS, 25 April
  • Webinar on Carbon Markets, 2 May

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Publications:

  • Policy Brief: Addressing aviation emissions under the EU Emissions Trading System
  • Event Report: (pdf) When Will Europe Act? How the aviation sector can reduce emissions through the EU ETS
  • Policy Brief and infographic: EU Climate Leader Board – Where countries stand on the Effort Sharing Regulation
  • Open letter regarding the use of GCF resources to support large hydropower

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