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Directorate-General Climate Action (CLIMA)

Met dank overgenomen van Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General develops EU policies for combatting climate change and is responsible for the supervision and financing of projects that support this policy.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • to participate in international negotiations on climate change
  • to explore and set up policies that might deal with the consequences of climate change
  • the development and implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System
  • to promote low carbon and similar clean technologies
  • to monitor and aid member states in implementing their national strategies to combat climate change
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 94 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
03.02.2017  Amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021.
Regulation com(2017)54
 
03.02.2017  Executive summary of the impact assessment accompanying the document: Amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities.
Working paper swd(2017)30
 
03.02.2017  Impact assessment accompanying the document: Amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading.
swd(2017)31
 
02.02.2017  Conclusion of the agreement to amend the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer adopted in Kigali.
Decision com(2017)51
 
01.02.2017  Implementation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide.
Report com(2017)37
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 16 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
02.03.2016  Signing of the Paris Agreement adopted under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Decision com(2016)62
 
12.01.2016  Amendment of Decision No 529/2013/EU to include reference levels for forest management, minimum values for the definition of forest and base year of emissions for ...
Decision com(2015)687
 
06.10.2014  Laying down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels.
Directive com(2014)617
 
23.05.2014  Conclusion of the agreement with Iceland on the joint fulfilment of commitments in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Decision com(2014)290
 
23.05.2014  Signing of the agreement with Iceland on the joint fulfilment of commitments in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Decision com(2014)291
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 1 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
25.07.2012  Amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC clarifying provisions on the timing of auctions of greenhouse gas allowances.
Decision com(2012)416