Air pollution and climate news
22 December 2016 : The staff at CITEPA wish you a very Merry Christmas and will be back on 5 January with the latest air/climate/energy news
Directive (EU) 2016/2284 of the European Parliament and the Council Conseil of 14 December 2016 on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants was published in the EU Official Journal (n°L 344) . This is the revision of the National Emissions Ceilings Directive (2001/81/EC).
The EU Council formally adopted the Directive on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants (revision of Directive 2001/81/EC on national emission ceilings). The European Parliament, meeting in plenary, formally approved the Directive on 23 November 2016. The new Directive will shortly be published in the EU Official Journal.
http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/PE-34-2016-INIT/en/pdf (final text of the directive)
30 November 2016: Energy efficiency and renewables - the Commission presents a new policy and legislative package for 2021-2030
As part of the EU Energy Union strategy (adopted on 25 February 2016), the European Commission presented a new policy and legislative package for the 2021-2030 period comprising in particular:
• a proposal for a directive revising Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency,
• a proposal for a directive revising Directive 2010/31/EC on the Energy Performance of Buildings,
• a proposal for a directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources for the 2021-2030 period (taking over from Directive 2009/28/EC which covers the 2013-2020 period).
See CITEPA's Technical Summary (Fiche de Synthèse) on the EU Energy Union UE_ENERGIE_POL-AUTR_UnionEnergie_Communication_80_2015 (only available to CITEPA members).
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-4009_en.htm (press release)
https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/news/commission-proposes-new-rules-consumer-centred-clean-energy-transition (all the documents presented)
The Climate Convention (UNFCCC) Secretariat published an update of its progress tracker of implementation of the actions defined under Decision 1/CP.21 adopted at COP-21, in particular the tasks to be undertaken by the APA working group and the two UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, SBSTA (Scientific and technological advice) and SBI (implementation).