16 Dec 2018
AGENDA ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL 20 DECEMBERBrussels Daily
The Environment Council is expected to reach a partial general approach on the new LIFE programme for 2021-2027. The proposed regulation will ensure that the EU’s flagship programme for environmental protection, climate action and the conservation of European wildlife species and habitats continues beyond 2020.
Environment ministers will discuss a proposed regulation to set CO2 emission standards for trucks and buses. This regulation would, for the first time, make heavy-duty vehicles subject to greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
Ministers will debate the EU’s ambitious long-term strategy for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Two of the eight scenarios proposed by the Commission spell out how the EU could reach net zero emissions by 2050.
EU’s 2050 long term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (European Commision)
Among other subjects of the Council, the Austrian Presidency will inform the ministers on the directive on single-use plastics and the regulation on CO2 standards for cars and vans.