European Council
Council of the European Union

Indicative programme - Environment Council of 13 October 2017

Council of the EU
  • 12/10/2017
  • 15:00
  • Media advisory
  • 562/17
  • Environment
Press contacts

Ana Crespo Parrondo
Press officer
+32 22815612
+32 470884374

Place:        European Convention Center Luxembourg (ECCL)
Chair(s):    Siim Kiisler, Minister for the Environment of Estonia

All times are approximate and subject to change

from 07.30

+/- 08.25
Doorstep by Minister Kiisler

+/- 09.30
Beginning of the Council meeting
Adoption of the agenda

+/- 9.35
Non-ETS sectors (public session)
-  Effort sharing
-  Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)

+/- 13.15
EU priorities for 3rd UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3)

+/- 13.30
Working lunch: UNEA-3 preparations (Guest: Erik Solheim, UNEP Executive Director)

+/- 15.00
Paris Agreement and COP23 preparations 

+/- 15.25
Any other business: environment
-  Report on recent international meetings:
        Aarhus Convention (MOP 6)
        Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (MOPP 3) 
        Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP 1) 
        UN Convention to Combat Desertification (COP 13)
-  Assessment of chemical substances (public session)
-  China Europe Water Platform High-Level Conference

+/- 16.00
Non-ETS sectors (public session)* 
- Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)

Any other business: climate
- Coordination and coherence between the integrated national energy and climate plans for 2030 and long-term low emission strategies (public session)
- Seminar “Science for Peace the World Over” (Erice, Italy, 20-23 August 2017)
- Ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol

At the end of the meeting
Press conference
 (live streaming)

 * If necessary, the discussions on Non-ETS will continue after lunch (in public session).