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.

Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2010 and inventory report 2012

This report is the annual submission of the greenhouse gas inventory of the European Union to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. It presents greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2010 for EU-27, EU-15, individual Member States and economic sector.

Nitrogen oxide emissions still a major problem in Europe

Air pollution emitted from sources such as traffic, industry and households is still above internationally agreed limits in many European countries, according to data published today. The accompanying report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms an initial assessment published earlier this year, showing 12 EU Member States exceeded limits under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive in 2010.