AEGPL Nieuws week 28

1| EU’s next top model could unlock Paris Agreement

New legislation rubber-stamped by the European Parliament’s energy committee on 10 July means that the European Commission must put together a mid-century climate plan by next year. During a kick-off event for the public consultation on Tuesday, EU climate chief Miguel Arias Cañete confirmed that the strategy will not be a legal act but a series of milestones. He added that, while the current approach to reduce emissions by at least 80% is compatible with a 2°C objective, the long-term strategy will look at multiple pathways to achieve a range of ambition levels, including pathways to achieve the 1.5°C goal. This will also include looking into pathways to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050. Read more…

 

 

2| European Commission welcomes Parliament committee votes on Clean Energy Package

On 10 July, the European Commission welcomed the endorsement by the European Parliament of three key proposals of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. A joint meeting of the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees voted by a clear majority in favour of the proposal on the Governance of the Energy Union (on which a political agreement was reached by the co-legislators on 20 June). In addition, the Industry Committee also voted favourably and with a strong majority on new rules for improving energy efficiency and on increasing renewable energy use in Europe. Political agreements by the co-legislators on these two proposals were reached on 19 June and 14 June, respectively. Read more…

 

 

3| Parliament committees fail to agree on cuts in car emissions

MEPs of the European Parliament’s transport committee voted on 10 July in favour of a non-binding opinion supporting the Commission proposal on emissions cuts from new cars and vans, discarding more ambitious targets that were proposed by several political groups. The industry committee failed to reach an agreement on their opinion. NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) regretted the votes as they argue that Commission proposal will undermine Europe’s chances to meet Paris climate goals and deteriorate the competitiveness of the auto industry. The lead environment committee of the European Parliament will vote on its report on 10 September, after which the regulation will go to plenary in early October. Read more…

 

 

4| Air pollution: agriculture and transport emissions pose problems in meeting agreed limits

Emissions from agriculture and transport continue to pose problems for European Union Member States in meeting EU and United Nations air pollution limits, according to updated data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on 9 July. While emissions of most air pollutants remain on a downward trend, for instance NOx emissions dropped by 3.7% from 2010, ammonia emissions continued to rise in 2016. Six EU Member States exceeded ceilings for one or more pollutants in 2016. In general, the road transport sector is the largest contributor to total NOx emissions in the EU, while fuel combustion in the heating sector is the largest contributor to total primary PM emissions. Read more…

 

 

5| Ex-IPCC Vice-Chair: EU contribution to Paris goals is ‘unambitious and outdated’

The EU needs to “significantly improve its policy package” for 2030 in order to align itself with the emission trajectories of the Paris Agreement, according to climate scientist and former vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Jean-Pascal van Ypersele. He explained that what the EU deposited in the UN framework was prepared in 2014, before the Paris Agreement, which is now outdated, considering the new agreed objectives. He said that reaching net zero GHG emissions by 2050 requires a great effort to renovate the entire building stock, to completely change the mobility system, to develop renewable energy on a massive scale and to transform the industry so that it is much more efficient. Read more…

 

The AEGPL Team
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