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IEU Environment Telegram 29 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ECHA:  Restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under REACH +++  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the EU Leaders' videoconference on COVID-19 +++  BDI-Präsident Dieter Kempf zu Corona-Maßnahmen und zur Regierungserklärung: „Die Beschlüsse sind sehr schmerzhaft“ +++  GREEN RECOVERY:  2020 Ministerial Council Statement: A Strong, Resilient, Inclusive And Sustainable Recovery From Covid-19 +++  BIODIVERSITY Biodiversity at the EU Regions Week and Green Week 2020 CARCINOGENS & MUTAGENS Briefing - Limits on exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work: Fourth proposal - 29-10-2020 FARM TO FORK EP Subject files - Farm to Fork Strategy - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY AMENDMENTS 1 - 181 - Draft opinion New Circular Economy Action Plan - PE658.981v02-00 EFSA BRIEFS Peer review of the pesticide

IEU Climate Telegram 29 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  2030 CLIMATE TARGET:  2030 Climate Target Plan: Commission invites initial feedback on four future legislative proposals +++  UBA zu den EU-Klimazielen: 60 Prozent weniger Klimagase bis 2030 sind möglich +++  CLIMATE CHANGE  MITIGATION:  Climate change mitigation policies and measures (greenhouse gas emissions) +++  Member States' greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projections - European Union Open Data Portal +++  CLIMATE FINANCE Climate finance: EU and member states' contributions continued to increase in 2019 CARBON PRICING Energy Community De-Carbon Day weighs carbon pricing options CARBON BOARDER ADJUSTMENTS EU carbon border Adjustment, maritime sector emissions: committee debates - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety FORESTRY REGULATION NGO Mighty Earth on Climate Finance Day: financial actors called to act against soy-related deforestation. NGO Mighty Earth: European Parliament Urges the EU to Stop Deforestation

IEU Energy Telegram 29 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  CEER October Newsletter +++  HYDROGEN:  EP DRAFT OPINION on a hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe - PE658.815v02-00 +++  HYDROENERGY:  NEOS an EU-Kommission: Wasserkraft darf gegenüber anderen Erneuerbaren nicht benachteiligt werden +++  EURELECTRIC Magnus Hall steps down as President of Eurelectric and reflects on the past years ENERGY LABEL New energy labelling rules kicking in on 1 November: what to expect? RENEWABLES How Will You Contribute to the Renewables 2021 GSR? EU COUNCIL REGISTRY Required amount of gas totaling 72.3 billion cubic meters injected into Russian UGS facilities in preparations for winter EU COUNCIL REGISTRY CM 4164 2020 REV 2 Informal videoconference of the members of the Working Party on Energy EU COMMISSION REGISTRY DG ENER COMMISSION OPINION pursuant to Article 20(5) of Regulation (EU) 2019/943 on the implementation plan of Finland *Note  We publish our IEU telegrams delayed by one

IEU Environment Telegram 28 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Coronavirus resurgence: EU Commission steps up action to reinforce preparedness and response measures across the EU +++  Statement by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with Peter Piot, Special Advisor to the President, on additional measures for the EU's response to coronavirus +++  Startschuss für Corona-Forschung in Görlitz - CASUS erhält eine Million Euro zur Optimierung von COVID-19-Testings +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - COVID-19 crisis and uniform criteria for travel advice and quarantine rules - P-004493/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Clarification on the failure to assist Italy at the start of the COVID-19 crisis - E-004296/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Transparency of clinical data for the EU strategy on COVID-19 vaccines - E-003810/2020(ASW) +++  ECHA:  ECHA: Tracking chemicals of concern in products – SCIP database

IEU Climate Telegram 28 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL:  EP REPORT on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - How to finance the Green Deal - A9-0198/2020 +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Expected economic success of the Green Deal - E-003822/2020(ASW) +++  vbw zum politischen Dialog „European Green Deal“: vbw zum politischen Dialog „European Green Deal“ +++  GREEN FINANCE:  EU-Taxonomie für nachhaltige Finanzierung: „Nachhaltige Finanzierung muss allen emissionsarmen Technologien offenstehen“ +++  CARBON BORDER ADJUSTMENT:  EFET position paper on the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism +++  FORESTRY REGULATION EU Commission sets Forest Reference Levels in a delegated act UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS ACEA: Publications - Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility - 2020 progress report IPCC IPCC: The Sixth Assessment Report is underway. UNFCCC Join Capacity-Building Events to Tackle Clim

IEU Energy Telegram 28 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER: Whilst gas wholesale markets for the most part function efficiently, challenges remain for both electricity and retail energy markets across Europe +++  New Pan-European energy retail and consumer protection report highlights key trends across the Energy Community Contracting Parties +++  EFET; Removing barriers to efficient price formation and market entry in European electricity markets +++  EFET: Market inefficiencies in the Member States of the European Union (Central and Eastern Europe) +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE:  EP: Briefing - Revision of the TEN-E Regulation - 27-10-2020 +++  BMWi-Staatssekretär Feicht: „Schaufenster intelligente Energie“ (SINTEG) geht erfolgreich zu Ende +++  ENERGY TRANSITION:  29 European islands announce plans for their clean energy transition +++  Nabu: Jetzt die Weichen für eine naturverträgliche Energiewende stellen +++  ENERGY CHARTER Energy transition is highlighted at the Baku Internat

IEU Environment Telegram 27 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  EU-funded project launches a clinical trial for coronavirus treatment in Italy +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - The Commission and consideration of tort law relating to liability of Member States for damages caused by a vaccine - E-004821/2020(ASW) +++  RECYCLING:  Umweltbundesamt: Verpackungsverbrauch 2018 weiter gestiegen - Mehrweg und Recycling müssen ausgebaut werden +++  ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY:  In-Depth Analysis - Environmental liability of companies’ Selected Possible Amendments of the ELD - 26-10-2020 +++  Briefing - Environemtnal damage. For an implementation of the companies' liability. Remedial perspectives - 26-10-2020 +++  LEAD U.S. EPA Recognizes Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2020 THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION Briefings on the sixteenth meeting of the POPs Review Committee and on the outcomes of the sixteenth Chemical Review Committee South-South Cooperation in implementing the Rotterdam Convent

IEU Climate Telegram 27 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  EU GREEN DEAL:  Briefing - European climate pact - Pre-legislative synthesis of national, regional and local positions on the European Commission's initiative - 26-10-2020 +++  EU Answer to a written question - Redefining the European Green Deal - P-002643/2020(ASW) +++  Member States' greenhouse gas (GHG) emission projections +++  CLIMATE NEUTRALITY:  5th EU Aeronautics Conference: Aeronautics towards recovery and climate neutrality +++  DEFORESTATION:  Subject files - An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  Text adopted - The EU’s role in protecting and restoring the world’s forests - P9_TA(2020)0212 - Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - Brussels - Final edition +++  CLIMATE CHANGE PIK: Eisverlust durch Erwärmung führt zu Erwärmung durch Eisverlust: ein Teufelskreis UNFCCC Climate Dialogues: Virtual Climate Action Continues Winners of the 2020

IEU Energy Telegram 27 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER approves principles for sharing costs of ensuring firmness and remuneration of long-term transmission rights +++  CEER Status Review Report on Regulatory Frameworks for Innovation in Electricity Transmission Infrastructure +++  Sonya Twohig appointed as ENTSO-E Secretary-General +++  CEDEC Virtual Annual Congress on 18 November AM +++  EFET response to ACER consultation on all NEMOs DA products +++  IEA:  2nd Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables +++  IEA Speaker Series with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President, European Commission +++  ENERGY MERGERS:  EU Commission clears acquisition of iCR by MVM +++  EU Commission clears acquisition of Garrett by KPS +++  La Commission de l'UE lève en partie les engagements pris par Gaz de France pour obtenir l'autorisation de son acquisition de Suez en 2006 +++  WIND ENERGY Coherent policies are key to a competitive EU wind supply chain deliv

IEU Environment Telegram 26 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  SUSTAINABILITY:  EU Commission launches public consultation on sustainable corporate governance: to foster long-term sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour +++  EU consumers should enjoy a “right to repair” and enhanced product safety +++  A sustainable single market should have consumers and the Green Deal at its core, say S&Ds +++  EP Text adopted - Chemicals strategy for sustainability - P9_TA(2020)0201 - Friday, 10 July 2020 - Brussels - Final edition +++  BIODIVERSITY:  Main results of the Environment Council: Biodiversity +++  EU Council adopts conclusions on the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 +++  Press statement by EU Commissioner Sinkevičius, in charge of Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, after the Environment Council +++  EP Subject files - EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  EP Subject files - 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD (COP

IEU Climate Telegram 26 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE LAW:  Main results of the Environment Council: Climate Law +++  European climate law: Council reaches agreement on large parts of the proposal +++  Achieving climate neutrality - EESC opninion +++  EP ENVI COMMITTEE:  Meeting of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) +++  TRANSPORT EMISSIONS:  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - ‘Zero-emission’ mobility as political propaganda - P-005222/2020(ASW) +++  EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Transport decarbonisation: From the motorway to the Rhine-Danube waterway - E-003509/2020(ASW) +++  Exported used cars ‘dumped’ on developing nations, driving up pollution, UN warns +++  UNFCCC Climate action: UN chief encouraged by Japan’s 2050 net zero pledge  Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY AMENDMENTS 1 - 80 - Draft opinion The effects of climate change on human rights and the r

IEU Energy Telegram 26 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  ACER & CEER: Energy bills continue to be very different across EU Member States +++  Final ACER/CEER Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Markets in 2019 +++  EFET European Gas Hubs Benchmarking Study: 7th Edition +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE:  EP Text adopted - Revision of the guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure - P9_TA(2020)0199 - Friday, 10 July 2020 - Brussels - Final edition +++  Text adopted - A comprehensive European approach to energy storage - P9_TA(2020)0198 - Friday, 10 July 2020 - Brussels - Final edition +++  ENERGY MERGERS:  VKU-Pressestatement zum Offenen Brief an Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier zum EON/RWE Deal +++  NUCLEAR ENERGY Germany To Remain Key IAEA Member After Nuclear Power Exit, Director General Grossi Says Kommentar von Greenpeace Energy: IAEA-Chef fordert längere AKW-Laufzeiten in Deutschland - "Atomkraft hilft nicht dem

IEU Weekly Agenda Telegram 26 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  Our IEU AGENDA this week:  EU COMMISSION:  EU Commission Calendar +++  26 October 2020 +++  27 October 2020 +++  28 October 2020 +++  29 October 2020 +++  30 October 2020 +++  Outlook November 2020 +++  EU COMMISSION - EXPERT GROUPS Meetings of EU Commission expert groups E02821 - Expert Group on Land Transport Security E03612 - Expert Group on Organic Production E03621 - EU Rail Passenger Security Platform E03234 - Recovery Expert Group (for mutual tax recovery assistance) E03527 - Expert Group on Digital Cultural Heritage and Europeana E03721 - Expert group on the implementation of the legislative package to transmit and exchange payment data in order to combat VAT fraud E00860 - Advisory Group on the Food Chain and Animal and Plant Health X03565 - Medical Device Coordination Group E03604 - Commission expert group on aviation safety E03140 - C2020 CPG/054 - Electronic Customs Coordination Group (ECCG) E03533 - Expert Group on Drones E03632 - Co

IEU Environment Telegram 23 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  COVID-19 SPECIAL:  Latest Eurobarometer survey (July-August): Economic situation is EU citizens' top concern in light of the coronavirus pandemic +++  ECDC publishes new COVID-19 Risk Assessment for EU/EEA and UK +++  ONE kritisiert Intransparenz bei Corona-Impfstoff-Verträgen +++  FARMING & ENVIRONMENT:  EU Parliament: A greener, fairer, and more robust EU farm policy +++  EU farm policy reform: Statements by Parliament’s chief negotiators +++  EU farm policy reform as approved by MEPs +++  European regions welcome the European Parliament's position on CAP governance, and urge the Council to take the same position +++  Europa-SPD: Nein zu diesen Agrar-Regeln +++  Sven Giegold (EFA/Grüne) zur Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik: Rabenschwarze Woche für Natur und Klimaschutz  +++  Grüne: GAP: Schlag ins Gesicht unserer Kinder! - Kommission muss GAP-Vorschlag zurücknehmen, sonst ist der GreenDeal nur noch Greenwashing!“ GUE/NGL: Rejection of the C

IEU Climate Telegram 23 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  CLIMATE LAW:  European climate law: Council reaches agreement on large parts of the proposal +++  EP Subject files - The EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety +++  Pascal Canfin's reaction to the European Environment Ministers' decision on the Climate Law. +++  CAN Europe: EU environment ministers back bolder climate action by 2030 +++  GREEN DEAL:  EU Competition policy and the Green Deal +++  EU - CHINA:  China carbon neutrality in 2060: a possible game changer for climate +++  EU PARLIAMENT REGISTRY AMENDMENTS 1 - 309 - Draft report The impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in developing countries - PE657.479v01-00 EU COUNCIL REGISTRY ST 12214 2020 INIT 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) - Partial G

IEU Energy Telegram 23 October 2020

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Our telegram headlines today*:  ENERGY REGULATION:  Meeting of the European Electricity Regulatory Forum +++  Energy Community Secretariat intervenes in discussion related to gas network code on Romania-Ukraine border +++  EFET response to ACER consultation on barriers to price formation and participation +++  ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE:  Energy Infrastructure Forum 2020 +++  Engaging Civil Society in the Energy Transition: the Role of Grids +++  SET Plan conference 2020: Making the SET Plan fit for the EU Green Recovery +++  DG ENERGY Highlights - Presentation by the Director General of DG ENER, Ms Ditte Juul Jørgensen - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy EP ITRE COMMITTEE ITRE committee: the week ahead HYDROGEN EP DRAFT OPINION on on a hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe - PE658.815v01-00 FOSSIL FUELS EU Commission: Answer to a written question - Improving the viability of fossil fuel power stations by co-firing with wood - P-004755/2020(ASW) COAL EU Commission:

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