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Energie en klimaat

Onze aarde warmt op, en snel. De gevolgen van klimaatverandering laten zich steeds duidelijker gelden. De dramatische gevolgen hiervan beperken, is één van de belangrijkste prioriteiten van de Europese Unie. Dit doet de EU onder andere aan de hand van haar energiebeleid; minder uitstoot van broeikasgassen, meer energieverbruik uit hernieuwbare energie en meer energie-efficiëntie zijn hierbij key. 

JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2019

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12 February 2019 09:00–13:00

The JPI Urban Europe community welcomes you to the fourth JPI Urban Europe policy conference with the main aim to launch the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and to...

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Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Icon EVENT Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

19 February 2019 13:00–18:00

Please save the date for the 2019 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place organised by the European Commission. 
The conference will...

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Building a climate-neutral Europe with natural bio-based construction materials

Icon EVENT Building a climate-neutral Europe with natural bio-based construction materials

29 January 2019 14:00–19:00

To debate policies and initiatives to promote the use of innovative materials to decarbonise construction the ISOBIO Horizon 2020 project partners invite policy makers, industry, civil society...

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High level conference on climate change and ocean conservation

Icon EVENT High level conference on climate change and ocean conservation

19 February 2019 10:00–13:00

The conference aims at gathering Ministers, representatives from the industry, civil society, public authorities and research to discuss the ways to mitigate and deal with impacts of climate...

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Adapting to Climate Change: are our solutions working?

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20 February 2019 15:00–18:00

Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and the White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York aim to provide effective policy and solutions to these...

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Designing future energy policies – Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

Icon EVENT Designing future energy policies – Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

22 January 2019 09:00–14:00

Friends of Europe is delighted to invite you to “Designing future energy policies – Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition”, the first ever Brussels’ conference on the...

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Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

Icon EVENT Designing future energy policies: Social sciences and humanities to accelerate the energy transition

20 November 2018 10:56

Energy policies cannot fulfil their maximum potential if the knowledge stemming from social sciences and humanities research is not factored into the decision-making process. Citizens should be at...

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Energy Transition – the Pathway Towards a Low–Carbon Europe

Icon EVENT Energy Transition – the Pathway Towards a Low–Carbon Europe

27 November 2018 14:30–18:00

We know that the world needs a climate friendly energy system that can provide power for more people than we are now, and create less emission than today. This changes need to happen so fast that...

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Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets: Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas

Icon EVENT Science for Post 2020 Environmental Targets: Insights from Earth Observation of Protected Areas

27 September 2018 13:47

New generations of satellites and scientific developments are opening vast opportunities for monitoring and understanding nature and biodiversity. As we approach 2020 when strategies such as the...

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EU Circular Business Conference 2018: Sustainable Products in a Circular Economy

Icon EVENT EU Circular Business Conference 2018: Sustainable Products in a Circular Economy

26 September 2018 09:00–18:30

The Circular Businesses Conference aims to promote a broad mobilization of stakeholders from the primary, industry and services sectors, together with the public actors and the citizens around the...

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Energie en klimaat

Klimaat en energie vormen een gedeelde bevoegdheid tussen de Europese Unie en de EU-lidstaten. Dit betekent dat zowel de EU als de EU- lidstaten juridisch bindende maatregelen mogen nemen, maar dat lidstaten dit enkel kunnen doen op gebieden waarover de EU zelf haar bevoegdheden niet (meer) uitoefent.

Het Directoraat-Generaal Klimaat (CLIMA) ontwerpt het EU- beleid rond het tegengaan van klimaatverandering. CLIMA werd opgericht in 2010 (voorheen deel van DG Milieu) en valt onder de verantwoordelijkheid van de Eurocommissaris voor Klimaatactie en energie, Miguel Arias Cañete (Spanje). Voor energie is het Directoraat-generaal Energie (ENER) bevoegd, waarbij Maroš Šefčovič (Slowakije) de Eurocommissaris voor de Energie Unie is.

De Europarlementsleden bespreken het thema klimaatactie in de Commissie Milieubeheer, Volksgezondheid en Voedselveiligheid (ENVI). Energiezaken worden in de Commissie Industrie, onderzoek en energie (ITRE) van het Europees Parlement behandeld.

De Raad Milieu (ENVI) behandelt naast het milieubeleid van de EU, ook internationale milieukwesties, waaronder klimaatverandering. De Raad TTE ten slotte werkt aan de verwezenlijking van de doelstellingen van de EU op het gebied van vervoer, telecommunicatie en energie.

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