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Eurobrief September 2015
In this issue
Quarterly economic report – Q2 2015
EU-ETS latest developments
COP21 latest developments
CCS: Commission adopts new SET Plan to accelerate the European Energy System Transformation
CCS: ZEP’s Executable Plan for enabling CCS in Europe
CDP publishes report on carbon pricing in the corporate world
World Bank and Ecofys report on Carbon Pricing 2015
1st Draft Council conclusions on Governance system of the Energy Union
State of the Energy Union Roadmap published
ENVI draft opinion “Towards a European Energy Union” adopted
Report on trends in energy consumption and energy efficiency 2000-2012
Commission Roadmap on REFIT and Report on the implementation of the E-PRTR regulation
European Court of Justice rules on SHVC
ECHA publishes new webpages on European chemicals legislation
ECHA publishes new webpages on substituting hazardous chemicals
The importance of minerals: guaranteeing jobs, growth and essential products
Global Waste Management Outlook Report by UNEP & ISWA
Commission Roadmap for Initiative on waste water reuse
OECD Working Paper analysing Critical Minerals Today and in 2030
The Concrete Initiative organises event on Sustainable Construction
Latest news on EU Standards
EU-ETS: CEMBUREAU highlights need for full free allocation to best performers
CEMBUREAU responds to Waste Market functioning consultation
Luxembourg Presidency presents 1st Competitiveness Check-up
Commission report on tax reforms in EU Member States
World Economic Forum publishes report on Global Competitiveness
OPEN DAYS 2015 – 13th European week of regions and cities
Public Hearing on Biodiversity
Involving women and young people for more inclusive construction SMEs
Infrastructures – Which funding strategy for the backbone of our economy
Circular Economy: European Priority No time to waste!
Will the Climate Conference keep its promises?
Adaptation to climate change, from cities to buildings
Info Day on Smart Cities & Communities - Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’
Trading subsystems for carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services in protected areas
Citizens at the Heart of the Sustainably-built Environment
Fitness Check of EU Nature Legislation (Birds and Habitats Directives)
The Role of City-Regions in the Achievement of a Low-Carbon Economy
The EU-ETS: an engine to drive innovation and industrial competitiveness in the EU
CEMBUREAU press releases
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CEMBUREAU Q2 2015 report shows slowing GDP momentum across eu

Brussels 29 September 2015 – Published today, the latest CEMBUREAU Quarterly Economic Report highlights that although real GDP has continued to grow in Q2 2015, the momentum has slowed compared to the previous quarter (+0.4% vs +0.5%). In this respect, business and consumer confidence indicators have fallen slightly in Q2 but have remained steadily above 2014 levels since January 2015.

Position papers
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Cement industry responds to Emissions Trading Directive proposal consultation

On 8 September 2015, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to enhance cost-effective emissions reductions and low carbon investments

Latest release
Quarterly economic report – Q1 2015

Latest quarterly figures (Q1 2015) reveal some economic momentum across Member States as GDP growth gained speed in many EU Member States (MS). However, divergences in economic performances persisted and recovery from the cumulated GDP losses is still lagging behind in some of the MS that were most affected by the subdued economic cycle across the EU since Q4 2008.