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IEU Environment Telegram 29 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  RAW MATERIAL ALLIANCE:  Nouvelle Alliance pour renforcer la chaîne de valeur des matières premières +++  Speech by Commissioner Breton at the launch of the European Raw Materials Alliance +++  Speech by Vice-President Šefčovič at the launch of the European Raw Materials Alliance +++  ASD supports the launch of the European Raw Materials Alliance +++  INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION:  EU Consultation: Industrial pollution – European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (updated rules) +++  GREEN FINANCE:  OECD: More efforts needed from governments, regulators and business to unlock full potential of sustainable finance +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL At a Glance - Coronavirus vaccines strategy - 29-09-2020 ACRYLAMID Constanze Krehl: .„Kommission muss strengere Grenzwerte vorschlagen“ - Schädliches Acrylamid in Kleinkind-Nahrung ECHA Final issue of ECHA Newsletter published EP ENVI COMMITTEE ENVI: This week | 1 October 2020 | Bee guidance, air quality, climate budge

IEU Climate Telegram 29 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE NEUTRALITY:  EMP-E 2020: Modelling Climate Neutrality for the European Green Deal - 6-8 October 2020, Online +++  EU COUNCIL REGISTRY:  ST 11198 2020 INIT Presidency non-paper regarding climate mainstreaming in the decommissioning files +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY:  AMENDMENTS 1 - 340 - Draft motion for a resolution EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change - PE657.317v01-00 *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Energy Telegram 29 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY TRANSITION:  The energy transition demands a clear vision for the future, says EESC +++  OIL:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The Green Deal and future role of oil: outlook for European industry - E-003187/2020(ASW) +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER and the EFTA Surveillance Authority increase their cooperation +++  E.DSO-ENCS-ENTSO-E Webinar Sessions “Cybersecurity: Data Sharing” +++  ENTSO-E: Vision for the future of the power system - Webinar series +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTRY COMMISSION OPINION on the draft programming document for 2021-2025 of the Joint Undertaking for ITER and the development of Fusion Energy COMMISSION DECISION on approving the Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Joint Declaration of Intent COMMISSION OPINION on the draft programming document of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the period 2021 - 2023 CELEX CELEX:52020PC0584: Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf

IEU Environment Telegram 28 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  1 in 4 imported products found to be non-compliant with REACH and CLP +++  Paul Krajnik is the new chair of ECHA’s Management Board +++  GMO:  EU Commission authorises a genetically modified soybean for food and feed +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  EU Council approves €87.4 billion in financial support for member states under SURE +++  EU Commission welcomes decisions to provide €87.4 billion in financial support to 16 Member States under SURE +++  BIODIVERSITY EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Improving integration of action to protect wild pollinators in order to safeguard biodiversity - E-004322/2020(ASW) EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY AMENDMENTS 1 - 180 - Draft opinion Establishing a Recovery and Resilience Facility - PE655.963v01-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 11153 2020 INIT Draft Council Decision on the conclusion of the amendments to the Agreement for co-operation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substance

IEU Climate Telegram 28 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU ETS:  ECB: When markets fail – the need for collective action in tackling climate change +++  CLIMATE TARGET 2030:  EP ENVI Committee: Increasing the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target is necessary and feasible +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Setting interim targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions under the European Green Deal on the basis of delegated acts - E-003644/2020(ASW) +++  DEFORESTATION:  EP Committee on Agriculture and Rural  Development: OPINION with recommendations to the Commission on an EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation - PE650.488v02-00 +++  Hildegard Bentele (EPP/CDU): An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation +++  UNFCCC UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit Key Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance (PAICC) Work Taken Forward RUSSIA Gazprom: SMOTR satellite to be used for greenhouse gas emissions monitoring EU

IEU Energy Telegram 28 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EEX:  EEX: Börsenrat bestärkt Erweiterung der Produktpalette für zusätzliche osteuropäische Märkte +++  GAS IMPORTS:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Nord Stream 2 - E-004260/2020(ASW) +++  ENERGY REGULATION:  Market Monitoring Report: ACER and CEER invite you to join their 28th October webinar presenting the key findings +++  EU gas market rules successful and ACER-CEER recommend decarbonisation to be built on the current market design +++  Secretariat’s Policy Guidelines aim to bring to life renewables self-consumption in the Energy Community  +++  RENEWABLES RGI on Europe in Transition: How can we accelerate the shift to an integrated, renewables-based energy system HYDROGEN Events - How to scale up zero-emission commercial vehicles? ACEA-Hydrogen Europe conference BATTERY TECH IEA: Innovation in Batteries and Electricity Storage NUCLEAR ENERGY New Chair of IAEA Board of Governors Elected EU Commission: Answer to a written questi

IEU Agenda Weekly Telegram 28 September 2020

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Our IEU AGENDA headlines*:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  28 September 2020 +++  29 September 2020 +++  30 September 2020 +++  1 October 2020 +++  2 October 2020 +++  3 October 2020 +++  Outlook October2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS Meetings of EU Commission expert groups E02385 - Competent Authorities for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) E02730 - Expert Group for Agricultural Markets, in particular concerning aspects falling under the single CMO Regulation E03419 - Customs Expert Group X03565 - Medical Device Coordination Group E03662 - Commission Expert group to act as "shadow" Strategic Configuration of the Horizon Europe Programme Committee E03718 - Commission Expert Group on EU Space Programme X02584 - Copernicus User Forum E03401 - Expert group on intra-EU investment environment E01106 - Best practices in Road Safety E02789 - Expert group for monit

IEU Environment Telegram 25 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  NANOTECH:  OECD: NANOMET - Towards tailored safety testing methods for nanomaterials +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Briefing - Coronavirus: The second wave? [What Think Tanks are thinking] - 25-09-2020 +++  Coronavirus response: Commission holds roundtable to discuss comprehensive approach to tackling non-performing loans in the EU +++  How the coronavirus pandemic shook up our relationship with food - EP Research Service +++  THE BALTIC:  EU Commissioner Sinkevičius is tackling environmental threats in the Baltic region +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTRY DG ENV REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Regulation (EU) No 995/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 laying down the obligations of operators who place timber and timber products on the market (the EU Timber Regulation) Biennial report for the period March 2017 - February 2019 EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 11188 2020 INIT Proposal for a DIRECTIVE O

IEU Climate Telegram 25 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  LIVE: UN Climate Change Roundtable – a ‘just transition’ through climate action is key says Guterres +++  CLIMATE TARGET 2030:  2030 climate target: committee debate. Ending EU-driven global deforestation: vote - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  CLIMATE SPENDING:  Presentation of ECA Review and study by the IEEP on climate spending and documenting - Committee on Budgetary Control +++  EU CONSULTATION REMINDER EU Green Deal – revision of the Energy Taxation Directive EU Green Deal (carbon border adjustment mechanism) Ozone layer protection – review of EU rules *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Energy Telegram 25 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  Electricity market integration between Ukraine and Moldova tops agenda of EU4Enegy High-Level Policy Talks +++  EFET issues RED II compliant contractual standard to boost trading across the European certificates markets +++  GERMANY:  Aktuelle Berechnungen von ZSW und BDEW: Erneuerbare Energien haben in den ersten drei Quartalen 2020 48 Prozent des Stromverbrauchs gedeckt +++  EU COMMISSION REGISTRY:  DG ENER COMMISSION OPINION on the draft programming document of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the period 2021 - 2023 *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one day. We show the headlines of our monitoring content, only.   To ask for a weekly trial click here . To subscribe to your services real-time - click here .

IEU Environment Telegram 24 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  One in four imported products found to be non-compliant with REACH and CLP +++  EU INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY:  EP OPINION on a New Industrial Strategy for Europe - PE652.430v03-00 +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control's new risk assessment shows need to step up coronavirus response in the EU +++  Questions and Answers: Coronavirus and the EU Vaccines Strategy +++  ECDC publishes new COVID-19 Risk Assessment for EU/EEA and Guidelines for non-pharmaceutical interventions +++  At a Glance - How the coronavirus pandemic shook up our relationship with food - 24-09-2020 +++  Pressestatement zum von der EU-Kommission und der EU-Infektionsbehörde ECDC vorgelegten Risk Assessment zur Corona-Pandemie +++  BIODIVERSITY Europa-SPD: „Umsteuern für mehr Artenschutz“ - Studie zur Biodiversität in der Handelspolitik ANILINE EU Commission consults on limiting aniline in toys THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION UN Special Rapporteur

IEU Climate Telegram 24 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  UNFCCC:  UNFCCC Launches New Event Platform ‘Climate Hub 360’ +++  UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit +++  LIVE: UN Climate Change Roundtable - a 'just transition' through climate action is key says Guterres +++  CLIMATE TARGETS 2030:  EP ENVI Committe: The week ahead - 28 September 2020 +++  CLIMATE NEUTRALITY:  REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law) - A9-0162/2020 +++  CCUS IEA; CCUS in Clean Energy Transitions GREEN FINANCE Bruegel: Which is the right shade of green? EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY Draft agenda - Thursday, 1 October 2020 - PE658.700v01-00 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 10983 2020 INIT Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the framework for a

IEU Energy Telegram 24 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  Most trans-European energy projects allocate costs on a territorial basis, decisions appear to be taken to enable EU grants +++  ​4th Monitoring Report on Cross-Border Cost Allocation Decision +++  ​ACER Market Monitoring Report 2019 - Gas Wholesale Markets Volu​me +++ ​ Opinion on position limits on Nordic Power contract +++  ENERGY4EU:  EU4Energy High Level Policy Talk tackles implementation of the Law on Energy and Water Supply in Georgia +++  COAL:  WWF-Treffen: Vertreter:innen aus Kohleregionen engagieren sich für nachhaltige Förderung +++  HYDROGEN Wasserstoff als Baustein für eine kohlenstoffarme Wirtschaft – die Rolle der Regionen GAZPROM Gazprom approves programs for reconstruction and re-equipment of gas production and transmission facilities for years 2021–2025 EEX Opinion on position limits on EEX TTF gas contracts EU COUNCIL REGISTRY CM 3634 2020 INIT WORKING PARTY ON ENERGY CM 3587 2020 INIT Informal videoconfere

IEU Environment Telegram 23 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  Webinar 24 September 2020: Know your obligations when exporting hazardous chemicals outside the EU +++  AIR POLLUTION:  Experts discuss possible strengthening of UNECE Air Convention measures in response to latest air pollution science +++  CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  DRAFT REPORT on the New Circular Economy Action Plan - EP Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  DRAFT OPINION on the new Circular Economy Action Plan - EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy +++  RECYCLING Recycling Technologies joins Chemical Recycling Europe EU COMMISSION REGISTRY DG ENV COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE EVALUATION of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) DIRECTIVE 2010/75/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 24 November 2010 on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT EVALUATION of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) DIRECTIVE

IEU Energy Telegram 23 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*: ENERGY REGULATION Gas volume of the latest ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Report is published ACER finds EU gas market rules successful and recommends decarbonisation to be built on current market design Energy Community gas markets punch below their weight concludes wholesale market monitoring report __________________________ ENERGY EFFICIENCY Slovakia: Investment Plan for Europe - EIB helps Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) to deliver more energy efficiency investments Lithuania: EU backs energy efficiency - €110 million loan for smart meters and IT __________________________ NUCLEAR ENERGY Russian President: Meeting with nuclear industry workers __________________________ RENEWABLES CEER response to the Commission's Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy consultation Wind Europe: European Green Deal Call is launched __________________________ GAZPROM Alexey Miller: Gazprom to become one of major players in global helium market Gazprom continues wo

IEU Climate Telegram 23 September 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CHINA:  German EU Council Presidency: China's announcement of new climate targets +++  CLIMATE LAW:  REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law) - A9-0162/2020 +++  2030 CLIMATE TARGETS:  Focus on Europe's 2030 Climate Ambition with Vice-President Timmermans +++  EU ETS Brennstoffemissionshandel: Bundesregierung beschließt Eckpunkte zum Schutz der Industrie - Ausgleichsmaßnahmen setzen Schwerpunkt auf Investitionen in emissionsarme Technologien GERMANY Bundeshaushalt 2021: Bundesregierung investiert so viel wie nie zuvor in den Klimaschutz SHIPPING EMISSIONS World Maritime Day 2020 – Sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet - EP Research Service DEFORESTATION Highlights - Putting an end to EU-driven global deforestation - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Foo

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