The impact of flying on climate has been in the news lately. How big of a problem are aviation emissions and what is being done about them in Europe?
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IEEP and the European Biogas Association hosted a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019. The following reflections recollect discussions on the governance of sustainable bioenergy and biogas in the EU.
This report arises from the Commission’s Environmental Implementation Review process, a biennial assessment of Member State performance on implementation of EU environmental law and policy.
Although the EU has an aspirational goal of an 80-95% GHG emissions cut for 2050, compared to 1990 levels, currently planned measures and intermediate goals are not in-line even with the low end of this aim. Additionally, the EU would have to over perform if 1.5 degrees were the aim, as developing economies cannot realistically be expected to reduce emissions as quickly.
This briefing provides an overview of key issues at stake in the meeting and progress made on the implementation of SDGs by the EU and globally in the run up to the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to be held at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York 16 - 18 July 2018. It has been produced to support to the European Parliament delegation prior to the Forum.
We are at a unique moment where a new picture of cooperation on the global climate scene is taking shape. The Talanoa Dialogue gathers contributions from a wide range of stakeholders, but is this a new path to global decision making or just a branding exercise?