implementation

Representatives from ENEP met with William Neale, Member of Cabinet to Karmenu Veila, the European Commissioner for Environment and Maritime Affairs on Monday 6th February, to discuss the future environmental policy agenda in 2017.The visit conincided with the launch of a major initiative of the European Commission the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) that seeks to target the causes of poor implementation, facilitate capacity building,

The European Commission adopted the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) on the 3rd February 2017. It is a new process allowing the European Commission to help Member States with the implementation of EU environmental laws. The benefits of the implementation will directly affect citizens, administrations and the economy in a positive way. The Environmental Implementation Review will focus on the reasons for the existing issues in the implementation process.

The EU Emissions’ trading system (ETS) determines the price for global warming emissions. The European Parliament is currently discussing improvements to the scheme including raising the price for using coal in as an energy source.so there is less incentive for companies to use it. To add perspective with numbers, the surplus of emissions allowances has dramatically risen since 2015. This year, it is 3 billion while in 2015 it was 1.8 billion.

The EU Emissions’ trading system (ETS) determines the price for global warming emissions. The European Parliament is currently discussing improvements to the scheme including raising the price for using coal in as an energy source so there is less incentive for companies to use it. To add perspective with numbers, the surplus of emissions allowances has dramatically risen since 2015. This year, it is 3 billion while in 2015 it was 1.8 billion.

The Justice and Environment NGO, which is part of the European Network of Environmental Law Organisations, recently released a joint statement on 2nd February with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth, and CEEweb for Biodiversity regarding the way that developments are implemented. They stated that there are not enough procedures in place to assess the negative impacts that future developments have on natural areas.