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Indicative programme - Environment Council of 20 December 2018

Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad), gepubliceerd op maandag 17 december 2018.

Place:

Europa building, Brussels

Chair:

Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism of Austria

All times are approximate and subject to change

from 8.30

Arrivals

+/- 8.45

Doorstep by Minister Köstinger

+/- 9.30

Beginning of Environment Council meeting (Roundtable)

Adoption of the agenda

Approval of non-legislative A items

+/- 9.35

Approval of legislative A items (public session)

+/- 9.45

Regulation on CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles (public session)

+/- 11.15

Clean Planet for all: Strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy

+/- 13.05

Any other business

  • Reports on recent international meetings: COP24 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Report on the implementation of the EU Strategy on adaptation to climate change
  • "Graz Declaration": Starting a new era; debriefing on informal meeting of Environment and Transport Ministers

+/- 13.25

Lunch - Discussion on the future priorities for REACH and the Greening of the EU's Chemicals Policy

+/- 15.00

Any other business

  • Adoption of measures at EU level to create the conditions for discontinuing the use of the environmentally problematic substances contained in plant protection products

+/- 15.05

Regulation on LIFE (live streaming)

+/- 16.35

Any other business (live streaming)

Presidency debriefing on current legislative proposals:

  • Regulation on Taxonomy
  • Directive on single-use plastics
  • Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) (recast)
  • Regulation on the alignment of environmental reporting obligations
  • Directive on drinking water (recast)
  • Regulation on CO2 standards for cars and vans

+/- 18.05

Any other business

  • Reports on recent international meetings: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 17-29 November 2018)
  • The 2018 London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference
  • The future of European Environment Policy - Towards an 8th Environment Action Programme. Outcome of the Informal Meeting of Environment and Transport Ministers (Graz, Austria, 29-30 October 2018)
  • Intermediary Sessions of the Meetings of the Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) and the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (Geneva, 5-7 February 2019)
  • The environmental and climate ambition of the future CAP
  • Work programme of the incoming Presidency

+/- 19.10

Press conference (live streaming)


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