IEU CLIMATE Telegram 4 April 2017


Our telegram headlines today*:

# DIESELGATE: 

  • Car emissions: MEPs urge EU Commission and member states to clean up their act +++ 
  • Text adopted - Inquiry into emission measurements in the automotive sector - P8_TA-PROV(2017)0100 - Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - Strasbourg - Provisional edition +++ 
  • Opening remarks on Emissions Enquiry Report (EMIS) to European Parliament plenary - Elżbieta Bieńkowska +++ 
  • EPP: Car emissions: high fines will deter carmakers from cheating +++ 
  • Dieselgate: S&Ds tighten controls and ensure consumer compensation for EU citizens +++ 
  • GUE/NGL: EU Commission and member states must take political responsibility for Dieselgate +++ 
  • Hans-Olaf Henkel (LKR) zum Diesel-Abgasskandal: EU sollte Richtlinien in Zukunft deutlicher und strenger formulieren – am besten gemeinsam mit den USA +++ 
  • Europe Is Dead Serious About Killing Off Diesel Cars - MIT Technology Review +++ 
  • Transport & Environment: MEPs reject EU vehicles agency but strengthen checks on cars and national regulators +++ 
  • BEUC: European Parliament votes to prevent next Dieselgate +++ 
  • Adoption of Dieselgate report to help reclaim emissions regulation from car industry - Corporate Europe Observatory +++ 

# EU ETS

  • The carbon buyers’ club: international emissions trading beyond Paris - Bruegel
  • CAN Europe: Carbon market reform enters final stretch
  • EEA: Reported data on large combustion plants covered by Directive 2001/80/EC
  • European Coal Emissions Decline but German Lignite Stations Keep Pumping On - The Energy Collective
  • Brussels clears Finland to hand out aid for indirect ETS costs - Carbon Pulse
  • WV Stahl: Emissionsrechtehandel vor entscheidenden Verhandlungen in Brüssel - Stahlindustrie sieht Wettbewerbsfähigkeit massiv bedroht

# UNFCCC

  • Accelerating Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals - New Partnership between UNFCCC Secretariat and Gold Standard
  • Major Cities Must Ramp Up Low Carbon Spending to Meet Paris Goals - USD 375 billion Required by 2020

# CLIMATE FINANCE

  • Bundesumweltministerium: Grünes Licht aus Brüssel für deutschen Waldklimafonds

# CLIMATE DAMAGE

  • EU Commission Answer - Extreme climate events - E-000548/2017

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 7953 2017 Init Priorities for the EU's maritime transport policy until 2020: Competitiveness, Decarbonisation, Digitalisation to ensure global connectivity, and efficient internal market and a world-class maritime cluster Draft Council conclusions

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