15 Jun 2017
AGENDA ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL 19 JUNEBrussels Daily
Environment Council, Luxembourg, Agenda highlights
|Background brief – Environment Council of 19 June 2017|
The Council will discuss recent developments in international climate change. Ministers will restate the strong commitment of the EU and its member states to the Paris Agreement and the process for its full implementation.
• the overall goal is a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030 compared with 1990 levels
• the non-ETS sector emission reduction should amount to 30% by 2030 compared with 2005
Ministers will look at the progress made and hold a policy debate on the two legislative proposals to cut greenhouse gas emissions in sectors not covered by the emission trading system: the effort-sharing regulation and the regulation on land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF).
Together with the revision of the emission trading system (ETS), these two pieces of legislation are intended to deliver on the EU’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Action plan for nature
Ministers are expected to adopt conclusions on the Commission’s Communication on the EU Action plan for nature, people and the economy. The aim of this plan is to improve and boost the implementation of the nature directives to their full potential.
Under any other business, the Council will also be briefed on the latest developments as regards the legislative proposals on waste (circular economy).