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EU Environment Council

Volume 601: debated on Monday 26 October 2015

I will attend the EU Environment Council in Luxembourg on 26 October.

Following the adoption of the agenda the list of “A” items will be approved.

During the legislative deliberations, there will be a policy debate on the proposal for a directive reforming the EU emissions trading system.

There will be a non-legislative discussion on greening the European semester, with regard to environmentally harmful subsidies and the implementation of environmental legislation. There will also be a discussion following the September UN special summit on sustainable development, which adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Over lunch Ministers will be invited to discuss the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The following Any Other Business items will be discussed:

1. Recent informal meetings preparing for the Paris climate change summit.

2. The ‘Make it Work’ initiative for better regulation on European environmental policy.

3. Real driving emissions and manipulation of emission control systems in cars, and links to air quality in the EU.