Brussels Briefing on Environment – All you need to know for November 2014

In this latest Brussels Briefing on Environment leading environment journalist Sonja van Renssen provides an overview of the latest EU environment policy developments.

All you need to know about:

– The new Commission takes office on 3 November; 1st Vice President Timmermans will cover sustainable development
– EU leaders agreed on 2030 climate and energy targets
Upcoming UN climate talks in Lima after talks in Bonn failed to deliver
The future of the EU ETS, now that heads of state have endorsed a new “market stability reserve” Parliament will start working on the issue immediately
During the Environment Council meeting on 28 October, Ministers expressed concerns about new recycling targets

What is coming up:

– CO2 emissions from shipping; plastic bags; transport; biofuels & indirect land-use change; fuel quality and biodiversity

Featuring statements by: Connie Hedegaard, outgoing Commissioner for Climate Action, and Janez Potočnik, outgoing Environment Commissioner.

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