IEU Climate Telegram 23 September 2019

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UN CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT: 

  • Actions not words: what was promised at the UN’s landmark climate summit? +++ 
  • In Face of Worsening Climate Crisis, United Nations Summit Delivers New Pathways, Practical Actions to Shift Global Response into Higher Gear +++ 
  • 87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit +++ 
  • Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists warn climate change ‘hitting harder and sooner’ than forecast +++ 
  • Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action +++ 
  • Chinese Leadership Critical to Tackle Climate Change, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Anniversary Reception for People’s Republic of China’s Founding +++ 
  • The EU at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York today +++ 
  • Speech by EU Council President Tusk at the UN Climate Action Summit +++ 
  • Speech by EU Council President Tusk at the meeting on the action for the Amazon
  • EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and China’s Special Representative on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua: meeting in New York at the UN Climate Action Summit
  • EU Commission: Updated 2050 long-term strategy
  • EuroparlTV: How the EU is fighting climate change
  • Udo Bullmann (S&D/SPD) zum UN-Nachhaltigkeitsgipfel in New York: „Ehrgeizigere Ziele nötig“
  • CAN Europe: Despite growing protests, EU leaders fail to back higher EU 2030 climate target
  • Germanwatch: Merkel mit klarem Bekenntnis zu Klimaneutralität bis 2050 für Deutschland und internationalem Waldschutz - aber ansonsten keine neuen Zusagen
  • CER: Moving back the finishing line: The EU's progress on climate

EU CLIMATE TARGETS

  • Reaching climate neutrality – conditions & actions on how to get there
  • Les ambitions climatiques de la nouvelle Commission européenne - La Fondation Robert Schuman
  • Continued Swedish leadership for climate action

CARBON PRICING

  • Industry can compete amid higher carbon prices, say business leaders - Carbon Pulse

CARBON FOOTPRINT

  • Deputy Secretary-General, during Round Table on Minimizing Carbon Footprints, Highlights United Nations Projects to Reduce Emissions at Offices Worldwide

CLIMATE FINANCE

  • Climate Finance Hits $43 Billion in 2018 But More Funds Vital to Enact Paris Accord, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Multilateral Development Banks Event - UN
  • Multi-stakeholder initiative has potential to unlock EUR 4BN in financing climate action in cities
  • UN Climate Action Summit: EIB and fellow MDBs commit to collectively raise annual climate finance to USD 175 billion by 2025 in response to climate crisis
  • EIB President Werner Hoyer announces new climate ambitions and presents transformative initiative for urban climate finance at the UN General Assembly

AVIATION EMISSIONS

  • EP Think-tank: At a Glance - ICAO Agreement on CO2 emissions from aviation

GERMAN CLIMATE PACKAGE

  • Auswärtiges Amt: Deutschland mit ambitionierten Klimazielen
  • Vor dem UN-Klimagipfel: Eine Einschätzung des Klimapakets durch das Wuppertal Institut
  • Deutsche Bank Research zum Klimaschutzpaket: Fauler Kompromiss oder Spiegelbild der Gesellschaft?

EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG CLIMA
    • ANNEX to the Proposal for a Council Decision Draft DECISION No 2/2019 OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED BY THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE SWISS CONFEDERATION ON THE LINKING OF THEIR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEMS of … amending Annex I and II to the Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems

EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 12204 2019 Init COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy)
  • St 12308 2019 Init Preparation for the Council meeting (Environment) on 4 October 2019 Preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings (Santiago de Chile, Chile, 2-13 December 2019) draft Council conclusions
  • St 12309 2019 Init Clean Planet for all: EU's strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy Policy debate
  • St 12360 2019 Init Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • St 12360 2019 Add 1 Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament
  • St 12360 2019 Rev 1 Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment - Mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament


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