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IEU Environment Telegram 4 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
SPECIAL SECTION COVID 19: Coronavirus Global Response: European Commission pledges €300 million to Gavi +++ Speech by EU Commission President von der Leyen at the Global Vaccine Summit +++ Speech of EC Vice President Věra Jourová on countering disinformation amid COVID-19 “From pandemic to infodemic” +++ EU Commission approves €250 million Irish scheme to support micro and small companies affected by coronavirus outbreak in restarting their activities +++ EU Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme to support research and development, testing and production of coronavirus-relevant products +++ EP Returning to free movement across borders is of utmost importance +++ EP Briefing - The economy and coronavirus: Weekly Picks - 04-06-2020 +++ EP Briefing - National COVID-19 contact tracing apps - 15-05-2020 +++  EFSA‘Food safety is everyone’s business, now and in the future’ – celebrating World Food Safety Day 2020Outcome of the consultation with Member …

IEU Climate Telegram 4 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
UNFCCC: Enhancing Support for LDCs for Climate Action +++ Delivering Climate Finance in 2020 and Beyond - UNFCCC +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS: New cars and vans sold in 2018 more CO2 intensive, final data confirms +++ EEA: Monitoring of CO2 emissions from passenger cars – Regulation (EC) No 443/2009 +++ EEA: Monitoring of CO2 emissions from vans – Regulation 510/2011 +++ EP Answer to a written question - Motor-driven work equipment and minimisation obligation with regard to air pollutants - E-001701/2020(ASW) +++  INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: EP DRAFT OPINION on A New Industrial Strategy for Europe - PE652.430v01-00 +++ DRAFT OPINION on a new strategy for European SMEs - PE652.568v01-00 +++  EU GREEN DEALDRAFT REPORT on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - How to finance the Green Deal - PE650.587v01-00EP Answer to a written question - Green Deal check on 4th PCI list projects - E-001989/2020(ASW) FOREST STRATEGYEP OPINION on the EU’s role in protecting and res…

IEU Energy Telegram 4 June 2020

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ENERGY REGULATION: Meeting of the Energy and Managing Authorities (EMA) network +++ A solution for reported auction restrictions is published as part of the Gas Network Codes Functionality process - ENTSOG & ACER +++ A solution for reported auction restrictions is published as part of the Gas Network Codes Functionality process - ENTSOG +++ CEER Paper on Cybersecurity in the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package +++ E.DSO publishes brochure on DSO services for our customers: ‘Lead the Transition – Serve the Customers’ +++ Eurelectric webinar: E-quality - Shaping an inclusive energy transition +++ Energy Community Advisory Committee amends its Rules of Procedure +++  RENEWABLES: RE100 Leadership Awards 2020: companies going above and beyond to accelerate a clean energy future +++  WIND ENERGY: WindEnergy Hamburg Press Conference: Wind industry ready to deliver Europe’s green recovery +++ Wind wins lion’s share in Italian renewable energy auction +++…

IEU Environment Telegram 3 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SPECIAL SECTION COVID 19: EU Commission takes steps to make €11.5 billion available for crisis repair and recovery in 2020 +++ EU Commission takes first step towards adoption of a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe +++ Coronavirus: mise à jour de la directive sur les agents biologiques pour mieux protéger la santé et la sécurité des travailleurs +++ S&Ds reject Commission classifying COVID-19 as mid-level threat – a slap in the face for frontline workers +++ ENVI News 2020 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ OECD: Emergency responses for the supply of disinfectants against Covid-19 +++  WATER MANAGEMENT: We need a paradigm shift in water management +++  PESTICIDES: Farm to Fork Strategy: EU Commission publishes a roadmap for revision of rules on sustainable use of pesticides +++ Answer to a written question - Pesticide use in the EU - E-000828/2020(ASW) +++  BIODIVERSITYBiodiversity Strategy: committee debate - Committe…

IEU Climate Telegram 3 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: 
UNFCCC: Annual Emissions Inventories Submitted on Time Despite COVID-19 +++  GHG EMISSION : EEA: EU greenhouse gas emissions kept decreasing in 2018, largest reductions in energy sector +++ EEA: Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2018 and inventory report 2020 +++ EEA: Trends and drivers of EU greenhouse gas emissions +++  EU GREEN DEAL: Highlights - A Just Transition Fund - Committee on Budgets +++ CAP Reform and the European Green Deal - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++ Sassoli zu Green Deal: Verringerung von Ungleichheit unerlässlich für die Bewältigung des Klimanotstands +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONSEU Commission: Average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans registered in Europe increased in 2018, requiring significant emission reductions to meet the 2020 targetsEEA: Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2018 CLIMATE SCENARIOSPIK: Klima-Szenarien nutzbar machen:  Online-Plattform für Ents…

IEU Energy Telegram 3 June 2020

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ENERGY REGULATION: Dispute Resolution Review launched - Energy Community +++ Gas distribution tariff in Ukraine risks unauthorized offtakes +++ EFET: EU and UK trade bodies call for an efficient future energy EU-UK relationship +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: dena: Energieeffizienz-Netzwerke noch erfolgreicher als erwartet +++  RENEWABLES: Is renewable energy the definition of resilience? +++  WIND ENERGYKabinett beschließt Änderung des Windenergie-auf-See-Gesetzes - BMWiBDEW zur Anhebung der Ausbauziele für Windenergie auf See IAEANew IAEA Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Database Facilitates National Data Reporting and Sharing WATER FOOTPRINT OF ENERGYEnergy policy must consider water footprint of energy sector, suggests EU study USAUS EIA: Natural gas storage capacity remains relatively unchanged in 2019 GAZPROMLatest activities by GazpromGas supplied to boiler house in Bolshoy Kamen PDA for start-up and commissioning purposesGazprom and RusGazDobycha reach …

IEU Environement Telegram 2 June 2020

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ECHA: ECHA: Join us online to discuss safer chemicals +++  GREEN RECOVERY: S&Ds tell Ursula von der Leyen to remain firm when negotiating the Recovery Plan with the Council +++  FOOD WASTE: Answer to a written question - Minimising the amount of food waste - E-003671/2019(ASW) +++  CELEXCELEX:52020PC0441: Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing a European Union Recovery Instrument to support the recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERText adopted - Criminalisation of sexual education in Poland - P9_TA(2019)0058 - Thursday, 14 November 2019 - Brussels - Final editionText adopted - Genetically modified maize Bt11 × MIR162 × MIR604 × 1507 × 5307 × GA21 and genetically modified maize combining two, three, four or five of the single events Bt11, MIR162, MIR604, 1507, 5307 and GA21 - P9_TA(2019)0057 - Thursday, 14 November 2019 - Brussels - Final editionText adopted - Genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × N…

IEU Climate Telegram 2 June 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CARBON BORDER ADJUSTMENT: EP Briefing - Possible carbon adjustment policies: An overview - PE 603.500 - Committee on International Trade +++ EP Briefing - Trade Related Aspects of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. A Legal Assessment - PE 603.502 - Committee on International Trade +++ EP Briefing - Four briefings on Trade-related aspects of carbon border adjustment mechanisms - PE 603.493 - Committee on International Trade +++  CARBON LEAKAGE: EP Briefing - Economic assessment of Carbon Leakage and Carbon Border Adjustment - PE 603.501 - Committee on International Trade +++  GREENHOUSE GASES: European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) data from EUTL +++ EU greenhouse gas emissions kept decreasing in 2018, largest reductions in energy sector +++  GREEN DEALDRAFT OPINION on Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - How to finance the Green Deal - PE652.287v01-00Einladung  Wuppertal Lunch als Webinar #CoronaTransformation - Klimapolitik am Scheideweg: …

IEU Energy Telegram 2 June 2020

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EUSEW: EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 focuses on green recovery and growth +++  ENERGY SECURITY: New report outlines good practice to reduce energy sector risks during a pandemic +++  ENERGY EFFICIENCY: EIB support to Ukraine for public building energy efficiency programmes +++  WIND ENERGY“You’ve got to pay for the right to build offshore wind.” What?! - Wind Europe EEXEEX gains majority share of volume and open interest in Dry Freight Market HYDROGENKünftige Nationale Wasserstoffstrategie / „Bundesregierung muss auf grüne Gase setzen“ - Greenpeace Energy BATTERY TECHCalcium as a potential game changer in battery technology EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERDraft agenda - Thursday, 4 June 2020 - PE652.547v01-00 - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy EU COMMISSION REGISTERDG ENERCOMMISSION OPINION pursuant to Article 51(1) of Regulation (EU) 2019/943 and Articles 52(6) and 53(6) of Directive (EU) 2019/944 – United Kingdom – Certification of TC Beatrice OFTO …

IEU Smart Cities Weekly Telegram 1 June 2020

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COHESION ALLIANCE: Cohesion and partnership must be the driving force for European recovery +++  REGIONAL POLICY: Coronavirus: Increased flexibility under EU Cohesion policy helps Italian regions to cope with the crisis +++ Rural responses to the COVID-19 crisis +++ Questions and answers on REACT-EU, cohesion policy post-2020 and the European Social Fund+ +++ The impact of the COVID-19 on EU regions and cities +++ EP Study - Research for REGI Committee-The Role of Evaluation in Cohesion Policy - 27/05/2020 +++  URBACT: Community-led housing – a key ingredient of urban housing policy +++  URBAN EUROPESaving Europe’s cities with proper policy analysis and bold interdisciplinary approaches .- JPI Urban Europe EUROCITIESEU budget and recovery – Reclaiming the future for cities after COVID-19 SMART SPECIALISATION2020 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development EIP-SCCConsultation of the EIP-SCC Space for Cities Initiative100 Intell…

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 1 June 2020

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Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION: EU Commission Calendar +++ 1 June 2020 +++ 2 June 2020 +++ 3 June 2020 +++ 4 June 2020 +++ 5 June 2020 +++ Outlook June 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPSMeetings of EU Commission expert groupsMEETING OF THE DIRECTORS' GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS (DGAS) - 2020AI HLEG Meeting (To be confirmed)9th meeting of the Commission Informal Expert Group High-Level Forum on Capital Markets UnionVirtual meeting of Ecosystem Monitoring SubgroupECCG59 joint with 97 CCC GEN 4 June 2020 - VideoconferenceAAQD EG relating to the National Emissions Ceilings DirectiveEXPERT GROUP FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MARKET OBSERVATORY SUBGROUP STONE FRUIT90th Meeting of the CITES Scientific Review GroupSME Envoy Network Meeting (regular)2020-06-11- (Videoconference) Expert Group for Horizontal Questions concerning the CAPECCG60 joint with TCG18th Meeting of Group of Experts of the competent CITES Management AuthoritiesStanding Forestry Committee6th meeting of the Co…

IEU Environment Telegram 29 May 2020

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GREEN RECOVERY: Kick-starting the EU economy by incentivising private investments +++ Remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the press conference on an enhanced InvestEU Programme and its new Strategic Investment Facility +++ Discours du Commissaire Breton lors de la conférence de presse sur l'accroissement de la capacité d'InvestEU +++ Questions and Answers: The proposed InvestEU Programme +++ Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager at the press conference on Solvency Support Instrument +++ Questions and Answers: Solvency Support Instrument +++ MdEP Rasmus Andresen /Grüne/EFA zu "Next Generation EU" und MFR 2021-2027 - der neue Vorschlag der EU Kommission +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL SECTIONEU Commission approves € 1.6 billion Polish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak and provide liquidity supportCoronavirus: practical advice for safe travelNew report provides window onto EU drug ma…

IEU Climate Telegram 29 May 2020

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IPCC: IPCC extends Working Group I literature cut-off date, postpones final lead author meeting +++  EU GREEN DEAL: Climate law, shortage of medicines and “Farm to Fork” strategy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  OZONE: 42nd Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol +++  NECPEnergy Community Conference delivers climate action plan for Moldova MARITIME EMISSIONSAnswer to a written question - Maritime transport and emissions reduction - E-000342/2020(ASW) CLIMATE REFUGEESAnswer to a written question - Climate refugees - E-000616/2020(ASW) EU PARLIAMENT REGISTERAMENDMENTS 599 - 884 - Draft report Establishing the Just Transition Fund - PE652.418v01-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTERST 8386 2020 INIT Amended proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the Just Transition FundST 8386 2020 ADD 1 ANNEX to the Amended proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PAR…

IEU Energy Telegram 29 May 2020

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ENERGY MERGERS: EU Commission clears acquisition of ABB's power grid division by Hitachi +++  ENERGY REGULATION: Regulatory and administrative requirements to entry and trade on gas wholesale markets in the EU +++ EFET response to ENAGAS consultation on Winter Plan 2020-2021 +++ EFET response to Terna consultation on CCC +++  EUSEW: Save the date – EUSEW goes digital! +++ CLEAR 2.0 - Connecting consumers to renewables -Belgium - Copy.pdf +++ cVPP - Putting communities in charge of their local renewable energy generation - Netherlands.pdf +++ D2T2 - Europe’s breakthrough technology in tidal energy - Ireland.pdf +++ Fair (FER) - New knowledge and skills to tackle energy poverty - Croatia.pdf +++ Friendly Bill - Helping citizens understand their energy bills - Portugal.pdfiBRoad - Renovating homes_easy and efficient for every homeowner - Greece.pdfREMOTE - Energy security in challenging locations - Italy.pdfWeltfairsteher - Education is the key to a su…

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