Input to the EU Environment Council Meeting, Brussels, 6 October 2021

Types: Letter
Published: 23 September 2021
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This letter was sent to environment ministers of all European Union member states ahead of the EU Environment Council meeting due to take place in Brussels on 6 October 2021.

The letter outlines the EEB’s views on the various environmental issues that ministers are due to discuss. It sets out the EEB’s demands, as a representative of over 170 environmental organisations from across EuropeThe letter focuses on the following:

  1. The EU’s position at Aarhus MoP-7
  2. EU-ETS: Proposal for a revision of Directive (EU) 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading to implement the ambition of the new 2030 climate target
  3. Effort Sharing Regulation: Proposal for a revision of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 contributing to climate action to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement
  4. LULUCF: Proposal for a revision of Regulation (EU) 2018/841 on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) in the 2030 climate and energy framework
  5. Proposal for a revision of Regulation (EU) 2019/631 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles
  6. Regulation establishing a Social Climate Fund
  7. Conclusions on the preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meetings (Glasgow, 1-12 November 2021)
  8. New EU Forest Strategy for 2030
  9. Preparations for the Convention on Biological Diversity meetings (11-24 October 2021 online and 25 April until 8 May 2022 in Kunming)
Input to the EU Environment Council Meeting, Brussels, 6 October 2021
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