19 Jun 2018
AGENDA ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL 25 JUNEBrussels Daily
Ministers will adopt conclusions on delivering the EU action plan for the circular economy.
CO2 standards for cars and vans
The Council will hold a live-streamed policy debate on the regulation on CO2 standards for cars and vans. The Commission will present its current legislative proposal on CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles.
Environment ministers will hold a policy debate on the drinking water directive which will be live streamed. Its main goal is to protect people from the adverse effects of drinking contaminated water. The proposed update to this directive is a direct result of the first ever successful European citizens’ initiative Right2Water which had collected more than 1.8 million signatures.
Protecting bees and other pollinators
The Commission will inform ministers on the need for EU action on pollinators, given the dramatic decline in the occurrence and diversity of honeybees and of many European wild insect pollinators including wild bees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths. Numerous pollinator species are extinct or threatened with extinction.
Paris Agreement in trade agreements
The French delegation will inform ministers on a proposal on a Paris Agreement clause in trade agreements.
Austrian presidency work programme
The Austrian delegation will present the work programme of the incoming presidency.