European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative Programme - Environment Council of 28 February 2017

Council of the EU
  • 24/02/2017
  • 16:00
  • Media advisory
  • 82/17
  • Environment
Press contacts

Ester Arauzo-Azofra
Press officer
+32 22815361
+32 473630723

Place:        Europa building, Brussels
Chair(s):    Dr Jose A. Herrera, Minister for sustainable development, the environment and climate change of Malta

All times are approximate and subject to change

+/- 08.00
Doorstep by Minister Herrera

+/- 09.00
Beginning of Council meeting
Adoption of the agenda
Adoption of non-legislative A Items

+/- 09.10
Review of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) (public session)

Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Greening the European Semester and the environmental implementation review (EIR)

+/- 13.45
Working lunch on EU Environmental Implementation Review (EIR)

+/- 15.15
Review of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) (public session)

Other business
-      Emissions Trading System (ETS) - Aviation (public session)
-      Low-emission mobility
-      Paris Agreement: International developments
-      EU action plan for the circular economy
-      Natura 2000 in the European solidarity corps
-      Luxembourg circular economy hotspot (Luxembourg, 20-22 June 2017)
-      Environmental concerns regarding Belarus nuclear power plant
-      Scientific Conference on "Sustainable development and climate changes in the light of the encyclical letter of Holy Father Francis, entitled Laudato Sí" (Warsaw, 15 October 2016)
-      Environmental liability and mining waste

+/- 17.30
Press conference
(Justus Lipsius building press room - live streaming)