Our publications consist in a wealth of published documents on Energy & Climate data

RARE – French network of regional energy agencies: Observation of greenhouse gas emissions at regional level

The observation of the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions requires advanced methods of monitoring, particularly at regional level. The aim of these manuals is to create a “Tool ” for the observation of energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions at regional level. The manuals offer an overview on the issues treated and […]

ClimactRegions Project-Manual:”Strategies and actions to Mitigate Climate Change” adapted to the regional context of the Partners

Manual on: Strategies and actions to Mitigate Climate Change Local groups and regions have a leading role to play in facing climate challenges. They possess not only a thorough knowledge of local conditions, resources, and needs, but also know the expectations of citizens. They assign public financing; they complete projects with long term effects on […]

ClimactRegions Project-Manual: “Dedicated Modes of Governance” adapted to the regional context of the Partners

Manual on: Dedicated Modes of Governance Mitigation of climate change often involves complex and controversial solutions (changes in land use, access to and shared use of resources, etc.) requiring the involvement of multiple players at different levels. They reveal gaps relating to traditional government institutions and to areas of intervention of public policies. Governance processes […]

Black carbon and ozone pollutants may be driving tropical expansion

Black carbon and ozone pollutants may be driving tropical expansion
Man-made pollutants may be responsible for the expansion of the tropics in the northern hemisphere, according to recent research. Black carbon aerosols and tropospheric ozone, formed from human activities, are heating the atmosphere and shifting major atmosphericncirculation patterns further north, which could create drier conditions in the subtropics…

A mecanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions. Neil Swannick (UK/PES)

DRAFT OPINION of the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy
A mecanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions
Rapporteur: Neil Swannick (UK/PES)

Rio+20 reconfirms cities and regions role in the future of sustainable development

28/06/2012 – Whilst appreciating the challenging task faced by those involved in the negotiations, it is undeniable that the Rio Conference failed to live up to expectations and set out the necessary roadmap needed to ensure the protection of our planet. Yet the opportunity missed by world leaders to agree a vision for our precious earth, was an opportunity gained for our world’s cities and regions.

Commission adopts two ETS regulations on monitoring, reporting, verification and accreditation

21/06/2012 – Today the European Commission completed the adoption procedure under comitology process for two Regulations on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and on verification and accreditation of verifiers under the EU Emissions Trading System.

Emissions trading: single EU Registry activated

20/06/2012 – Today the European Commission has activated the single EU registry for all users. This follows the completion of the activation process announced on 3 May.

Extending ozone treaty would support GHG reduction goals

Extending the Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances to include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) could have important benefits for climate change action, say scientists in a recent analysis. HFCs are currently part of the Kyoto Protocol as greenhouse gases, but this protection will end with the expiry of Kyoto commitments this year…

Reporting and exchanging air quality information using e-Reporting

This report is a fundamental part in the transition process towards a new reporting mechanism for reporting and sharing ambient air quality data and information, called e-Reporting.