EU policy - Sustainable development and climate change

Sustainable development

COM 2001/264
Commission Communication of 15 May 2001 ‘A Sustainable Europe for a Better World: A European Union Strategy for Sustainable Development’ (Commission proposal to the Gothenburg European Council).


COM 2003/829
Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 23 December 2003 "The World Summit on Sustainable Development one year on: implementing our commitments".


COM 2005/658
Commission Communication of 13 December 2005 on the review of the Sustainable Development Strategy – A platform for action.


COM 2005/670
Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Thematic Strategy on the sustainable use of natural resources.


Climate change

COM 2000/88
Communication from the Commission of 8 March 2000 on EU policies and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: towards a European Climate Change Programme (ECCP).


Decision 2002/358/EC
Council Decision 2002/358/EC of 25 April 2002 concerning the approval, on behalf of the European Community, of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the joint fulfilment of commitments thereunder.


Directive 2003/87/EC
Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC.


Decision 280/2004/EC
Decision 280/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 concerning a mechanism for monitoring Community greenhouse gas emissions and for implementing the Kyoto Protocol.


COM 2005/35
Commission Communication of 9 February 2005 "Winning the battle against global climate change".

Regulation 2006/842
Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases.

COM 2007/2
Communication from the Commission, of 10 January 2007, entitled: "Limiting Global Climate Change to 2 degrees Celsius - The way ahead for 2020 and beyond".

COM 2007/354
European Commission Green Paper of 29 June 2007 on adapting to climate change in Europe - options for EU action.

COM 2007/540
Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 18 September 2007 – Building a global climate change alliance between the European Union and poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Decision 406/2009/EC
Decision No 406/2009/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the effort of Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to meet the Community’s greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments up to 2020.

COM 2010/265
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 26 May 2010 - Analysis of options to move beyond 20 % greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage.