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NGOs contest €39bn in free carbon emission allowances for industry

Publication | December 10, 2014 at 10:30

A coalition of leading environmental organisations has filed a request for an internal review with the European Commission, contesting the legality of its recent decision to continue granting free carbon emission allowances to industries under...

New ETS plan puts burden on European taxpayers instead of polluting industry

Press release | June 19, 2013 at 14:38

Brussels – A new plan to patch up Europe’s ailing carbon market endorsed by the European Parliament’s environment committee today will fall short of restoring an effective system to encourage clean investments and lower carbon emissions, warned...

European Parliament supports temporary Emissions Trading Scheme fix

Press release | July 3, 2013 at 13:41

Brussels - Greenpeace welcomes today’s vote in the European Parliament to support a stronger than expected fix to the EU’s ailing carbon market, but warns that the plan will have only a temporary effect. Without further structural changes, such...

Ecofys Report: The next step in Europe’s climate action: setting targets for 2030

Publication | June 11, 2013 at 0:00

Policy report commissioned by Greenpeace EU

Stronger carbon market would net EU governments over €60 billion

Press release | November 6, 2012 at 12:36

Brussels – European countries could increase revenues from a strengthened EU carbon market by more than €60 billion between 2013 and 2020, according to a report released today and commissioned by WWF and Greenpeace. The report also shows that...

Warning: temporary carbon market fix will not solve EU’s climate challenge

Press release | December 10, 2013 at 10:54

Brussels – Greenpeace welcomed the European Parliament’s final approval today of the ‘backloading’ proposal to temporarily curb the oversupply of allowances in the EU carbon market. However, this will only have a short-term impact. In fact, as...

Strengthening the EU emissions trading scheme and raising climate ambition

Publication | June 11, 2012 at 14:09

This Greenpeace / WWF report assesses the causes of the EU carbon market crunch and recommends policy options to repair it.

Commission quick fix plan for carbon market must lead to real emissions reductions

Press release | July 25, 2012 at 12:30

Brussels – Greenpeace and WWF cautiously welcomed a plan by the European Commission today to prop up the EU’s ailing carbon market. The plan aims to temporarily reduce the amount of carbon emission allowances that can be traded on the market by...

Green groups welcome emergency fix to floundering carbon market

Press release | November 12, 2012 at 12:37

Brussels, 12 November - Environmental groups CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF welcomed a proposal today by the European Commission outlining temporary changes to revive the failing Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The ETS has suffered from an excess...

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