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Post date: 7 Nov 2016
Type: News

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016.  
Post date: 7 Nov 2016
Type: Event

A LIFE-line for 144 innovative projects investing for a better environment and climate action.     In November 2016, the European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million to be invested into 144 new projects in 23 Member States.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2016
Type: News

On 5 October 2016, the European Parliament approved the retification of the Paris Agreement in the presence of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the President of COP 21 Ségolène Royal. With the Parliament's approval, the political process for the European Union to ratify the Agreement is concluded.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2016
Type: News

On 30 September 2016, EU ministers, in a historic move, approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force.  
Post date: 3 Oct 2016
Type: News

President Juncker's State of the Union Speech     On 14 September 2016, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement without delay in his State of the Union Speech to the European Parliament.  
Post date: 15 Sep 2016
Type: News

On 9 September 2016, Thermaflex North West Europe, a company which develops and manufactures insulation and pre-insulated piping solutions for thermal energy distribution, was recognised for creating the most positive environmental impact by the international non-profit organisation, B Lab, on the annual ‘Best for the World’ nomination.
Post date: 9 Sep 2016
Type: News

  The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is looking for experts to evaluate project proposals on climate action, environment, energy efficiency and innovation in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).   More specifically, these experts will act as peer reviewers in the evaluation of project proposals in these areas:  
Post date: 8 Sep 2016
Type: News

This catalogue, published by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission, briefly presents the 189 projects resulting from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 one stage calls for proposals in the Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials".    
Post date: 6 Sep 2016
Type: Publication

The study "Identifying Levers to Unlock Clean Industry" aims to feed the new Energy Union Integrated Strategy on Research, Innovation and Competitiveness. To reach the overriding goal of creating growth and jobs, the competitiveness of the EU28’s manufacturing industry has to be improved. This is in part possible via a stronger diversification of traditional industries in the production of clean solutions (partly due to their own high energy demand), thereby increasing growth and export potential.
Post date: 31 Aug 2016
Type: Publication