Today, ambassadors of the European Union Member States approved the reform of the trading scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowances, which is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial and e
On behalf of the European Union, Siim Kiisler, Minister of the Environment, emphasised at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, that the European Union will fulfil its climate targets for 2020.
At today’s session, the government approved Estonia’s accession to the convention of the International Maritime Organisation, which aims to protect the marine environment from alien species that may be transported through ballast water from ships.
Today, under Estonia’s guidance, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a provisional agreement on a regulation on land-use and forestry (LULUCF), which contributes to the achievement of the climate goals.
Earlier this morning, under the guidance of Estonia, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union signed a provisional agreement to amend the waste management directives. By 2025, the level of recycling municipal waste will increase to 55% and by 2030, to 60%.
At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting in Luxembourg, EU ministers agreed on next year’s fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea; Estonian opportunities for fishing central herring and sprat.
On the 15th and 16th of September, Canada, China and the EU co-hosted a Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change in Montréal, Canada. The aim of the meeting was to galvanise global momentum on climate action and implementing the Paris agreement.