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ACER launched three public consultations on implementation of Clean Energy Package

​The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) launched today three public consultations on the implementation of the Clean Energy Package. The period for feedback will be shorter than usual, given the tight deadlines mandated in the regulations. 

CCC Writes to the new Prime Minister

The letter, outlining the need for clear and decisive action on climate change, comes from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

European Parliament publishes new rules on green investments

Parliament negotiators reached an agreement with Council on Monday on new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable.

Wales must join forces with others to ensure ‘no countries are left behind’ in climate change effort

Wales must join forces with states and regions to ensure ‘no countries are left behind’ in efforts to combat the long-term effects of climate change, Minister Lesley Griffiths has pledged at COP25 in Madrid on 7 December 2019. 

Scottish Government makes Transport pledge at COP25

Scotland has joined a coalition of countries, cities and companies working towards net-zero transport ahead of the 2050 Paris Agreement target.

European Commission presents Green Deal

The European Commission today (11 December) presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

European Environment Agency publishes State of the Environment Report

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published today states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report says, however, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.

Welsh Government publishes climate change adaptation plan

The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths has further strengthened the Welsh Government’s response to climate change with the launch of new climate change adaptation plan for Wales, Prosperity for All: A Climate Conscious Wales, published last week.

National Infrastructure Commission Wales Annual Report 2019

National Infrastructure Commission Wales (NICW) published its Annual Report 2019 on Wednesday 27 November, with energy raised as one of the key issues to be addressed. 

EU Bank launches ambitious new climate strategy and Energy Lending Policy

The board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today agreed a new energy lending policy and confirmed the EIB’s increased ambition in climate action and environmental sustainability.

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