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Media advisory – Environment Council, 20 Dec 2021

Media advisory – Environment Council, 20 Dec 2021

Indicative programme

All times are approximate and subject change

Chair Andrej Vizjak is the Minister for Environment and Spatial Planning in Slovenia

+/- 08.30 Arrivals (Live streaming).

+/- 08.45 Doorstep of minister Vizjak

9.30 Start of the Council meeting

Approval of items not in the “A” category

09.40 Approval legislative “A” itemsPublic session)

09.45 Fit For 55 package (Public session)
– Overview of progress
– Legislative proposals
– Revision of Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a system to trade greenhouse gas emissions allowances (ETS).
– Revision to Regulation (EU), 2018/842, on binding annual greenhouse gas emission cuts by Member States between 2021 and 2030 (ESR).
– Revision of Regulation 2018/841 (EU), on greenhouse gas emissions, removals from landuse, land use change (LULUCF),
– Revision of Regulation 2019/631, setting CO2 emission performance limits for new passenger cars as well as new light commercial vehicles
– Regulation establishing the Social Climate Fund

11.45 Other businesses (Public session)
– The Mobility Package in the context of European Green Deal Ambitions
Reports from the most recent international meetings
26th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) at Glasgow, 31 October – 12 Nov 2021

12.15 Regulation regarding batteries and waste batteries, repealing Directive 06/66/EC (and amending Regulation (EU), No 2019/1020 (Public session)

13.30 Lunch: Informal discussion about the preparations for UNEA5.2 (with Commissioner Sinkeviius and Ms Inger Andersen Executive Director of UNEP and Mr Espen Barkth Eide President of UNEA-5 and NOR Ministry of Climate and Environment).

15.00 Communication on the EU Soil Strategy 2030 – Reaping all the benefits of healthy soils (Healthy soils for people, food and climate)Public session)

16.30 Other businesses (Public session)
– Third Clean Air Forum (Madrid 18-19 November 2021).
Current legislative proposals:
– Proposal to a Regulation on minimizing deforestation/forest degradation in relation to products on the EU Market
– Proposal to regulate waste shipments
– Implementation and implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030
(continuation). Reports on the main international meetings of recent years
– 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CBD COP 15.1) (Kunming, hybrid), 11 – 15, October 2021
Aarhus Convention & PRTR Protocol:
– Seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties, Aarhus Convention (MoP 7).
-Joint high-level segment under the Meetings of the Parties of the Aarhus Protocol on PRTRs and its Protocol on PRTRs
– Fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties of the Protocol on PRTRs (4MoPP 4) (Geneva Hybrid) 18-22 October 2021
– 22nd Meeting Of The Contracting Parties To The Barcelona Convention And Its Protocols (Antalya 7-10 December 2021).
– Informal Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Urban Matters The role of European Cities in the Green Transition and in achieving the objectives of the Green Deal (virtual 26 November 2021).
– Workshop on REACH Authorisation and Restriction Reform (Brdo 9 November 2021).
– Coordination is needed to regulate new genomic methods that have been applied to plants
– The Work Programme of the Incoming Presidency (not in Public Session)

After the meeting (+/- 18.30, a press conference was held inLive streaming.

The arrangements for the press conferences

Press conferences will be held in a hybrid format. EU accredited journalists will now be able to attend and ask questions remotely.In person at the Justus Lisius press room.

Register if you haven’t registered for any previous Environment Council press events.This linkTo do so, you can ask questions remotely.

Deadline for registration: Monday, 20 December 2021, 17.30

Anyone who has already registered for past press briefings and press conferences of Environment Council does not need to do so again.

After the deadline, further instructions will be sent out to all registered participants.

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