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Submissions on Policy Issues to European Union

Open Letter to Mr José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission

Subject: 2030 reduction commitment must be achieved domestically Brussels, 17 January 2014 Dear President Barroso,   Next week, on 22 January you are expected to decide on a White Paper regarding a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. ACT Alliance, Carbon Market Watch, Client Earth, the Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the Environmental Investigation […] more »

Open Letter: Essential conditions on the GHG Target for 2030 – reforming the EU Effort Sharing Decision to unlock benefits of economy wide reductions

To: Ms Eva Jensen, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner for Climate Action Copy to: Mr Jurgen Muller, Cabinet; Mr. Stefaan Vergote, DG Clima 10 October 2013 RE: Essential conditions on the GHG Target for 2030 – reforming the EU Effort Sharing Decision to unlock benefits of economy wide reductions Dear Ms Jensen, In addition to […] more »

Submission to the EC Consultation on policy options for market-based measures to reduce the climate change impact from international aviation

Carbon Market Watch, a project by Nature Code, welcomes the opportunity to provide its views to the European Commission on the Consultation on the policy options for market-based measures to reduce the climate change impact from international aviation. more »

Policy Briefing on the European Parliament Report on 2030 Climate Package

The current EU Effort Sharing Decision1 (ESD) ensures that the EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) target for 2020 is legally binding for Member States and economy wide in scope. It covers almost 60% of Europe’s GHG emissions. Those sectors must deliver significant emissions reductions in the period from 2020 to 2030 if the EU is to develop on a competitive low carbon pathway. A legal framework for non-ETS emissions is therefore essential for the 2030 Climate package. In addition, effective policies in the ESD sectors can yield many other benefits such as job creation and improved public health. We urge the Parliament to utilize its upcoming report on the 2030 package to engage in a constructive debate and help secure the future and reform of the ESD. more »

Submission to the EC for Stakeholder consultation on Assumptions to be used for new EU ETS carbon leakage list

A public consultation asked the opinion of stakeholders on issues related to the determination of the new carbon leakage list. These issues concern in particular certain assumptions that have to be made when applying the overall approach spelled out in the EU ETS Directive. In response to this consultation Carbon Market Watch – Nature Code submitted these comments. more »

Submission to EC Consultation on Green Paper: A 2030 Framework for Climate & Energy Policies

Herein this submission we take the opportunity to provide our main messages, answers to questions and our recommendations for action. more »

EC Consultation on structural options to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System

Carbon Market Watch, a project by Nature Code, welcomes the opportunity to provide its views to the European Commission on the Consultation on structural options for the EU Emissions Trading System. While supporting the submission of the Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe), we would like to take the opportunity to provide more detailed comments […] more »

Open letter to the EC for a market-based measure to reduce aviation emissions through ICAO

In light of this Friday’s Council of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) where the future of a global aviation measure to combat climate change will be decided, 25 NGOs from around the globe signed and sent to the ICAO’s Secretary General an open letter in which they call for the urgent need of a […] more »

Letter to President Barroso: Refrigeration in Revised F-Gas Regulation

Letter submitted on behalf of EEB, CAN-E, WWF, Greenpeace, IGSD, DUH, CDM Watch, ClientEarth, and EIA to express grave concern that the Commission may eliminate or weaken the proposed bans on the use of HFCs in refrigeration from its proposal to revise the F-Gas Regulation. more »

Open Letter to Environment Council to Tackle Gigantic Kyoto-unit Surplus

CDM Watch together with 33 other national and international organisations sent letters to all 27 EU Member States urging them to agree on a common position at the upcoming Environment Council meeting regarding the surplus of AAUs and carry-over options from CP1 to CP2 during COP18. The letter asks EU ministers to support the G-77 + China proposal to cancel CP1 surplus at the end of CP2 and eliminate any possible surplus in CP2. It also asks each MS not to use AAUs for compliance during a CP2 and not to aquire JI credits of countries that have not signed up to a 2CP. more »