Air pollution and climate news
21 October 2014: Climate – comparison of China and the USA's climate action (Climate Action Tracker)
- Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 18:08
The joint project Climate Action Tracker (CAT), which monitors and assesses national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction pledges for 2020 made to date, published a policy brief comparing climate action implemented by China and the USA in the following sectors: electricity production, industry, buildings and transport. The CAT is conducted by the international consultancy Ecofys, the German NGO Climate Analytics and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
23-24 October 2014: 2030 climate-energy package – the European Council to make a final decision on the proposed targets
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:22
At the European Council, Heads of State and Government of the 28 Member States are to make a final decision on the targets proposed as part of the EU climate-energy package for 2020-2030, presented by the European Commission on 22 January 2014.
See CITEPA's monthly newsletter C'est dans l'Air n°176 p.1 and n°182 p.4.
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/press/press-releases/latest-press-releases?lang=en (the conclusions will be published here)
- Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 11:40
6th part of the 2nd session of the ad hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP-2-6) (in Bonn). The ADP Group is tasked with preparing a negotiating text on the post-2020 climate regime. The basic elements of the text are to be approved at the 20th Conference of the Parties to the Climate Convention (Lima, December 2014).
- Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 16:17
The Paris region hosted the first World Summit of Regions for Climate in Paris, organised in partnership with the NGO R20 Regions of Climate Action, founded by former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. The event brought together some 700 participants, including representatives of regions and other subnational governments and authorities from around the world. The aim of the Summit was to generate momentum via a bottom-up approach mobilising regions ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the Climate Convention which will take place in Paris in late 2015. The Summit resulted in a joint declaration, calling for the adoption of an international climate agreement at the COP-21.
- 7 October 2014: Canada – the Commissioner of the Environment's audit says Canada will not meet its 2020 GHG emissions reduction target
- 7 October 2014: Fuels – proposal for rules to calculate carbon intensity (after five years of negotiations)
- 6 October 2014: Climate/energy – Joint Informal Environment & Energy Council
- 30 September 2014: Industrial emissions –BAT conclusions for production of pulp, paper and board
- 28 Septembre 2014: CO2 emissions from cars – gap between test conditions and real-world conditions (ICCT study)
- 29 September 2014: Alternative fuels – Council adopts Directive
- 29 September 2014: Fluorinated gases – 2014 annual report on EU production, import and export data (EEA)
- 25 September 2014: Non-road mobile machinery – new Commission proposal