ENVE 

Commission for the Environment, Climate change and Energy 

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The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) is responsible for coordinating the Committee of the Regions' work in fields related to the European Green Deal, which include the environment biodiversity, circular economy and zero pollution, climate change, energy and space policies. The commission is also responsible for the Green Deal Local Working Group and other networks and platforms such as the Covenant of Mayors National Ambassadors, CoR Climate Pact Ambassadors and the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform. At global level, the commission plays a leading role in CoR involvement at UN conferences for climate change and biodiversity.

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The Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE) is responsible for preparing and providing the necessary resources and instruments for the Committee to fully play its advisory role in the EU legislative and political process.

The ENVE Commission supports the preparation of the CoR's political messages in the fields related to the European Green Deal such as: 

  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • European Union space policies
  • Biodiversity
  • Circular economy
  • Zero pollution

The team helps members draw up ENVE opinions and supports the political process within the Bureau and plenary sessions and is responsible for supporting follow-up and impact evaluation activities. It is responsible for organising commission meetings and external events in the relevant policy fields.

Activities

Green Deal Going Local Working Group

The ENVE Commission also coordinates the Green Deal Going Local Working Group. This cross-commission initiative of the European Committee of the Regions aims to place cities and regions at the core of the European Green Deal and ensure that both the EU's sustainable growth strategy and the COVID-19 recovery plan translate into direct funding for cities and regions and tangible projects for every territory. The ENVE commission also feeds into the related Green Deal Going Local campaign.

Task Force 3

The ENVE Commission is in charge of coordinating Task Force 3 which supports the Green Deal Going Local Working Group. The main purpose of Task Force 3 includes providing a tool for coordination across all commissions, political groups and with communication services. Task Force 3 thereby ensures consistency in the CoR's Green Deal legislative work and effective communication thereof.

Other Networks and Platforms

The ENVE Commission is also responsible for CoR activities related to the Covenant of Mayors, an initiative involving local and regional authorities in the fight for better climate and energy policies.

The ENVE Commission is engaged in the European Climate Pact, which aims to empower citizens to shape a greener Europe. CoR members are invited to join this initiative as CoR Climate Pact Ambassadors. Through the CoR 4 Climate Pact project the CoR supports the CoR Climate Pact Ambassadors to hold local climate events to raise awareness and accelerate climate action locally.

The ENVE Commission is in charge of co-managing the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform with the European Commission. The Platform was set up to help achieve the zero pollution ambition in dialogue with actors from different communities and areas of expertise, including local and regional authorities.

ENVE Engagement at a Global Level

At global level, the ENVE Commission plays a leading role in CoR involvement at UN conferences for climate change and biodiversity. The ENVE Commission is responsible for coordinating the CoR delegation to the UNFCCC's COPs, as was the case for the COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.  In addition, the ENVE Commission coordinates the CoR contribution to the UN Biodiversity Conferences (CBD COPs). In this context, the CoR's co-drafting of the Edinburgh Declaration on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is among its latest achievements which highlight the importance of multi-level governance at global level.​

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Studies

  • Renovation Wave: guidance for local and regional implementation

    Publication date: 26/04/2022Theme:Green Deal, Energy efficiency, EU energy policyAuthor:Arndt Münch, Manon Badouix, Bernd Schuh (ÖIR), Sabine Zillmer (Spatial Foresight)
  • Equal opportunities and responsibilities in the implementation of the European Green Deal

    Publication date: 13/01/2022Theme:Green Deal, EqualityAuthor:Haris Martinos, Herta Tödtling-Schönhofer and Paul Jeffrey (Metis GmbH)
  • Financing the Green Deal: a toolbox for the implementation of the Green Deal

    Publication date: 10/05/2021Theme:Environment policy, Climate change policy, Green DealAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Oskar Gustafsson, Jennifer McGuinn (Milieu Consulting SPRL)
  • Territorial Impact Assessment on EU Climate Targets (ex-ante, February 2021)

    Publication date: 31/03/2021Theme:Climate change policyAuthor:Igor Caldeira, Cristina Socias Monserrat (CoR), Erich Dallhammer, Bernd Schuh, Roland Gaugitsch (ÖIR GmbH)
  • Renovation Wave Study

    Publication date: 03/02/2021Theme:Green Deal, Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, EU energy policy, Environment policy, Climate change policyAuthor:Tugce Tugran, Zuzana Lukacova, Veronique Bruggeman, Jennifer McGuinn (Milieu Consulting SPRL)
  • Is the Green Deal fit for combating climate change in EU regions and cities

    Publication date: 15/12/2020Theme:Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, Green Deal, Renewable energyAuthor:Tugce Tugran, Alicia McNeill, Matthew Jones, Jennifer McGuinn (Milieu Consulting SPRL)
  • The Local and Regional Dimension in the New Circular Economy Action Plan

    Publication date: 06/10/2020Theme:Circular economyAuthor:Camille Borett, Guillermo Gea, Lucille Labayle, Tugce Tugran, Tony Zamparutti (Milieu Consulting SRL)
  • Boosting the Capacity of LRAs to implement the Green Deal: a toolbox for the climate pact

    Publication date: 16/09/2020Theme:Climate change policy, Green DealAuthor:Alicia McNeill, Tugce Tugran, Jennifer McGuinn (Milieu Consulting SPRL)
  • Adapting to climate change: Challenges and opportunities for the EU local and regional authorities

    Publication date: 16/09/2020Theme:Climate change policy, Multi-level governance and devolutionAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Sarah O’Brien, Tugce Tugran and Camille Borrett (Milieu Consulting SRL)
  • Integrated water management and policy coherence in regions and cities

    Publication date: 27/03/2020Theme:Water policyAuthor:Alicia McNeill and Tony Zamparutti (Milieu Consulting SPRL, Belgium).
  • Financing biodiversity action: opportunities and challenges for EU subnational governments

    Publication date: 19/03/2020Theme:BiodiversityAuthor:Agnieszka Markowska, Lucille Labayle, Paola Banfi, Jennifer McGuinn (Milieu Consulting SPRL, Belgium)
  • Towards sustainable neighbourhoods and small communities – Environmental policy below municipal level

    Publication date: 11/02/2020Theme:Environment policy, Multi-level governance and devolutionAuthor:Marco Cuevas, Carlo Miani, Hugo Ruiz and Evelyn Clara Rosenberg (adelphi consult GmbH, Germany)
  • The role of local and regional authorities in National Energy and Climate Plans taking into account the recommendations by the European Commission

    Publication date: 27/09/2019Theme:Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Argyro Kepesidi and Sarah O’Brien
  • Financing climate action (part 2): cities and regions investing in energy

    Publication date: 19/09/2019Theme:Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Agnieszka Markowska and Sarah O’Brien (Milieu Consulting SPRL)
  • Contribution of EU local and regional authorities to a successful implementation of the EU Long Term Strategy

    Publication date: 15/04/2019Theme:Environment policyAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Guillermo Gea, Matthew Jones, Sarah O’Brien and Tugce Tugran (Milieu Ltd, Belgium).
  • Water Reuse – Legislative Framework in EU Regions

    Publication date: 24/10/2018Theme:Water policyAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Alicia McNeill and Melanie Muro (Milieu Ltd, Belgium).
  • Models of Local Energy Ownership and the Role of Local Energy Communities in Energy Transition in Europe

    Publication date: 25/09/2018Theme:Energy efficiency, market and technology, Energy Union and infrastructureAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Sarah O’Brien, Nicola Crook and Catarina Monteiro (Milieu Ltd, Belgium)
  • Towards an 8th Environment Action Programme – Local and regional dimension

    Publication date: 31/07/2018Theme:Environment policyAuthor:Mariya Gancheva, Sarah O’Brien, Catarina Monteiro and Alessia Valentino (Milieu Ltd)
  • A European Strategy for plastics in the circular economy - Local and regional dimension

    Publication date: 14/06/2018Theme:Environment policy, Waste policyAuthor:Marine Briard, Sarah O’ Brien and Florent Pelsy (Milieu Ltd, Belgium).
  • Contribution of EU local and regional authorities to the 14th meeting of the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD COP 14)

    Publication date: 30/05/2018Theme:BiodiversityAuthor:Sandra Jen and Marta Ballesteros (Milieu Ltd, Belgium).
  • Effective multi-level environmental governance for a better implementation of EU environment legislation

    Publication date: 08/10/2017Theme:Environment policyAuthor:Jennifer McGuinn, Lise Oulès, Harriet Bradley and Alicia McNeill (Milieu Ltd).
  • Financing climate action: opportunities and challenges for local and regional authorities

    Publication date: 14/09/2017Theme:Climate change policyAuthor:Ludovica Rossi, Mariya Gancheva and Sarah O’Brien (Milieu Ltd)
  • EU Energy Market Policy: Local and Regional Experience

    Publication date: 24/01/2017Theme:Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor:Maarten Afman and Sofia Cherif (CE Delft), Giorgia Rambelli and Stephan Sina (ICLEI), and and Christine Lucha (Ecologic Institute).
  • An overview of regions and cities with-in the global climate change process - a perspective for the future

    Publication date: 22/12/2016Theme:Climate change policyAuthor:Giorgia Rambelli (ICLEI Europe), Lena Donat (Ecologic Institute) and Gilbert Ahamer & Klaus Radunsky (Federal Environment Agency Austria).
  • Regional and Local Adaptation in the EU since the Adoption of the EU Adaptation Strategy in 2013

    Publication date: 25/10/2016Theme:Climate change policyAuthor:Evelyn Lukat, Jenny Tröltzsch, Giacomo Cazzola, Zoritza Kiresiewa, Daniel Blobel (Ecologic Institute), Alberto Terenzi, Julia Peleikis, Vasileios Latinos (ICLEI), Ray Purdy, Peter Hjerp (UCL).
  • Multi-level governance and partnership practices in development and implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP)

    Publication date: 29/06/2016Theme:Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuthor:Arne Riedel (Ecologic Institut) and Giorgia Rambelli (ICLEI), Alexander Storch (Umweltbundesamt Wien).
  • Local and Regional State of Play and Policy Recommendations Concerning Sustainable Heating and Cooling: Focusing on EU Level Policy

    Publication date: 16/06/2016Theme:Energy efficiency, market and technology, Renewable energyAuthor:Christine Lucha and Andreas Prahl (Ecologic Institute), Bettina Kampman and Sofia Cherif (CE Delft), Carsten Rothballer (ICLEI), Alexander Storch (EEA Vienna).
  • The implementation of the Natura 2000, Habitats Directive 92/43/ECC and Birds Directive 79/409/ECC (Preparation for an ex-post territorial impact assessment)

    Publication date: 21/04/2015Theme:BiodiversityAuthor:Ecologic Institute, UCL Centre for Law and the Environment
  • File Note on Circular Economy Package for the Territorial Impact Assessment Workshop

    Publication date: 07/09/2014Author:Francesca Montevecchi (Institute for Managing Sustainability, Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Hubert Reisinger (Umweltbundesamt GmbH)
  • Multilevel-governance of our natural capital: the contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets - Part B: Recommendations

    Publication date: 11/06/2014Author:McKenna Davis and Holger Gerdes (Ecologic Institute) and Pamela Muehlmann (ICLEI)
  • Multilevel-governance of our natural capital: the contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets - Part A: Analysis and case studies

    Publication date: 11/06/2014Author:McKenna Davis and Holger Gerdes (Ecologic Institute) and Pamela Muehlmann (ICLEI)
  • - Executive summary of a survey on the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative “A resource-efficient Europe”

    Publication date: 17/07/2013Author:Vienna University of Economics and Business - Institute for Managing Sustainability (Zoran Rušnov, Umberto Pisano and Norma Schönherr)
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  • - Summary of a Survey on the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative “A Digital Agenda for Europe" - Executive Summary

    Publication date: 01/06/2013Author:Vienna University of Economics and Business, Research Institute for Managing Sustainability (RIMAS) (Zoran Rušnov and Norma Schönherr)
  • Ambitious waste targets and local and regional waste management

    Publication date: 31/05/2013Author:Ecologic Institute (Albrecht Gradmann), Umweltbundesamt Österreich (Thomas Weissenbach (main author) and Hubert Reisinger) and RIMAS (Francesca Montevecchi)
  • Adaptation to Climate Change

    Publication date: 09/04/2011Author:Ecologic Institute, Berlin/Vienna
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Composition

  • portrait of Kata TÜTTŐKata TÜTTŐPresident/Chair
  • portrait of Rastislav TRNKARastislav TRNKAFirst Vice-President / First Vice-Chair
  • portrait of Emmanuel DISABATOEmmanuel DISABATOSecond Vice-President / Second Vice-Chair

​Secretariat​

Head of Unit: Elisa GAROSI

Deputy Head of Unit: Andrea BODOVA

Assistant to the Head of Unit and general support to ENVE activities: Livia VADUVA

 

B2.1 Sector Environment (ENVE):

  • José FONSECA LAVADO , in charge of ENVIRO team coordination; UNFCCC and CBD COPs, Green Deal policy, CoR4Climate Pact
  • Stefano PANOZZO, in charge of LIFE, EAP, Zero pollution, Chemicals, Air, Plastics, Nature, Noise, Sustainable communities
  • Marta MANSANET CANOVAS, in charge of CoR4Climate Pact, Biodiversity, CBD COPs, platforms and awards
  • Jean TANTI, general support to the Environment Sector and Green Deal communication
  • Lena Herrmann (Trainee), Support on research, events and Green Deal Going Local campaign

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B2.2 Sector Climate, Energy and Green Deal (CLIMA):

  • Alessandra ANTONINI, in charge of Climate, Energy and Green Deal team coordination,
    Covenant of Mayors coordination
  • Jeroen VANDEUR, in charge of Energy Policy, Multilevel E&C Dialogues, Space policy
  • Mario GRUBISIC, in charge of Climate policy, Green Deal Going Local Working Group, Green Deal Task Force
  • Teresa GARCÍA PÉREZ in charge of COPs, Green Deal policy, Covenant of Mayors
  • Claudia LOLLO, general support to Climate, Energy and Green Deal sector


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