The EU has repeatedly confirmed its position that the global, annual mean surface temperature should not increase by more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. To develop consistent emissions reduction trajectories up to 2050, the European Commission has worked out roadmaps. Many member states as well as industry sectors have done the same.
The project Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow - foresight for sustainable pathways towards liveable, affordable and prospering cities in a world context (POCACITO) is a research project funded by the European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development.
Navigating the Roadmap for Clean, Secure and Efficient Energy Innovation (SET-Nav) - SET-Nav intends support strategic decision marking in Europe’s energy sector, enhancing innovation towards a clean, secure and efficient energy system.
Coordination and Assessment of Research and Innovation in Support of climate Mitigation Actions - CARISMA - supports the development and diffusion of options, both technologies and practices, for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The EU Smart Cities Information System brings together project developers, cities, institutions, industry and experts from across Europe to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities and an energy-efficient urban environment.
The aim of this study is to analyse the cumulative costs of the most relevant EU legislation with a bearing on the glass and ceramic industries in the 28 EU Member States during the period 2006-2015. Specifically, the study objectives are to:
One of the priorities for the European Commission is GHG emissions and transport with a document awaited for 2016. This autumn will be essential for shaping this debate. Most expect that the post-2020 framework will be markedly different from the existing one, except that the European Commission has confirmed that standards will continue to play a role.