SPEECH/14/2165  26-11-2014 - Speech at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima” 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 26 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima” Mr, Ms President, Honourable Members, Let me first thank you for the draft Resolution on the...
SPEECH/14/1620  11-11-2014 - European Union: a Global Leader in Climate Action 
European Commission - Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] European Brussels, 11 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech before the ENVI committee of the European Parliament Dear Members, Allow me to start my first intervention as a commissioner before the ENVI committee stressing, as I did...
MEMO/14/608  31-10-2014 - Contribution of EU-funded research to IPCC's 5th Assessment Report 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 October 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) is planning to publish its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on 2 November 2014. It will provide an up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change, since it integrates the...
IP/14/1202  28-10-2014 - EU gears up for 2030 with more emissions reductions 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, today releases its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate action. According to latest estimates, EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 fell by 1.8% compared to 2012 and reached the lowest levels since...
STATEMENT/14/337  24-10-2014 - Statement by EU Commissionner Connie Hedegaard on 2030 agreement by European Council 
European Commission - European Commission Brussels, 24 October 2014 Statement Commenting on the agreement, Connie Hedegaard said: ''The EU climate action commissioner is very proud that the 28 EU leaders, despite economic uncertainty and other severe international crises, were able to get their act together on this pressing climate challenge.
IP/14/1138  16-10-2014 - 100 European cities sign up to action on climate change 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Today marks a major milestone for the European Commission's Mayors Adapt initiative, with 100 European cities now committed to take action to tackle climate change.
IP/14/1095  07-10-2014 - Climate action: Reducing the carbon content of transport fuels 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 7 October 2014 The European Commission has adopted a proposal to implement existing obligations in the 2009 amendment of the Fuel Quality Directive. Article 7a of the Fuel Quality Directive obliges suppliers to reduce by 6% the life cycle greenhouse gas intensity of fuel and...
IP/14/780  08-07-2014 - Climate action: Commission uses polluters' revenues to fund clean energy projects across Europe 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 July 2014 The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in...
MEMO/14/465  08-07-2014 - Questions and Answers on the outcome of the second call for proposals under the NER 300 programme 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 July 2014 What is the NER 300 programme? NER 300 is one of the world's largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims to successfully demonstrate environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) technologies on a...
IP/14/765  02-07-2014 - Employment: Commission outlines measures to maximise job opportunities in the green economy 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 2 July 2014 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy and resource-efficient economy.