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15 July 2015: Proposed revision of NEC directive - the European Parliament's Environment Committee vote
The European Parliament (EP)'s Environment Committee (ENVI) adopted the report prepared by UK MEP Julie Girling on the proposal for a directive on the reduction of national emissions of certain air pollutants (revision of Directive 2001/81/EC on National Emission Ceilings [NEC]). The proposal was presented by the Commission on 18 December 2013 as part of its 2030 Air Package. The report will be put before the EP for a plenary vote in October 2015.
See CITEPA's monthly newsletter C'est dans l'Air n° 175 pp.1 and 4 and n° 192 p.3.
14 July 2015: ETS - the Commission presents a proposal for a directive to revise Directive 2003/87/EC for the 4th phase (2021-2030)
The European Commission presented a proposal for a directive to revise Directive 2003/87/EC establishing the EU Emissions Trading System in line with the targets and principles of the 2030 climate/energy policy framework agreed by the European Council on 24 October 2014. The proposal establishes the legal framework implementing these principles and the ETS targets agreed for 2030.
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5358_fr.htm (press release)
http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets/revision/documentation_en.htm (documents published)
8 July 2015: ETS - the European Parliament backs the informal agreement on the market stability reserve (MSR)
The European Parliament (EP), meeting in plenary, adopted the informal agreement on the compromise text concerning the proposal for a decision on the establishment and the operation of a market stability reserve (MSR) under the EU greenhouse gas Emissions Trading System (ETS). The informal deal was reached on 6 May 2015 between EP representatives and the Latvian Presidency of the EU, endorsed on 13 May 2015 by the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the Member States (Coreper) and then adopted by the EP's Environment Committee on 26 May 2015. The proposal is part of the structural reform of the ETS. The future decision must now be formally adopted by the EU Council before being published in the EU Official Journal.
See news item dated 26 May 2015 in this section and CITEPA's monthly newsletter C'est dans l'Air n° 176 p.3.
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20150703IPR73913/html/Parliament-adopts-CO2-market-stability-reserve (press release)
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+TA+P8-TA-2015-0258+0+DOC+PDF+V0//EN (text adopted)
International scientific conference "Our common future under climate change" in Paris, organised by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as part of the preparations for COP-21. Four themes are on the agenda: state of knowledge on climate change, scenarios exploring our common future, responding to climate change challenges, and collective action and trnasformative solutions.