Carbon removals under scrutiny

Key dates: The talks between EU governments and the European Parliament on the higher 2030 climate target – ongoing (the Portuguese presidency aims to wrap them up) Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) refers to removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and storing them permanently on land, underground or in the oceans. It could be based on Read more about Carbon removals under scrutiny[…]

Europe is taking the lead on pricing pollution from ships

Key dates  24-28 May: IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships  14-18 June: IMO 76th Marine Environmental Protection Committee The Parliament, EU member states and the Commission trilogue negotiations on the MRV rules for the collection of data on shipping emissions – ongoing June: The EU Commission proposal to bring international shipping in Read more about Europe is taking the lead on pricing pollution from ships[…]

EU needs to step up efforts to price aviation emissions

Key dates: June 2021: Publication of the Commission proposal to review the EU ETS and implement CORSIA Imminent: the European Commission was mandated to publish, before CORSIA becomes operational, a report about CORSIA and how to implement it in the EU. This report has been written but has not been published. CORSIA became operational on Read more about EU needs to step up efforts to price aviation emissions[…]

Global carbon markets must be climate (not greenwashing!) tools

Key dates:  The COP26 was postponed until November 2021, the dates for UNFCCC “inter-sessional” climate conferences for 2021 are not set yet 25 January: High-level “Davos Dialogues” The presentation of the “Carney Taskforce” report on scaling voluntary carbon markets Governments didn’t find common ground on the rules for global carbon markets at the latest UN climate Read more about Global carbon markets must be climate (not greenwashing!) tools[…]

The EU’s climate policy super year is the last chance to tackle industrial pollution

Key dates: 5 February: Deadline for public consultations on the EU emissions trading system, effort sharing regulation and land-use, land-use change and forestry regulation 22-26 February: EU industry days  23 March: Deadline for public consultation on the industrial emissions directive 18 March & 21 June: EU environment Council 25-26 March: European Council June: The Commission Read more about The EU’s climate policy super year is the last chance to tackle industrial pollution[…]