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 which includes biodiversity, circular economy and zero pollution, climate change, energy and space policies. The commission is also responsible of the Green Deal Local Working Group and others networks and platforms such as Covenant of Mayors National Ambassadors, CoR Climate​ Pact Ambassadors and Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform. At global level, the commission plays a lead 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 drawing up of the political messages of the CoR in the fields related to European Green Deal such as: 

  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • Space policies of the European Union
  • Biodiversity
  • Circular Economy
  • Zero-Pollution

The team assists the Members in drawing up ENVE opinions supporting the political process within the Bureau and Plenary Session 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 at placing cities and regions at the core of the European Green Deal and ensuring 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 Forc​e 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 is amongst others to provide a tool for coordination across all commissions, political groups and with communication services. The Task Force 3 thereby ensures consistency in the CoR's Green Deal legislative work and their effective communication.

Other Networks and Platforms

The ENVE commission is further 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 in holding local climate events to raise awareness and accelerate climate action locally.

ENVE Commission is in charge of co-managing with the European Commission the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform. The Platform is set out 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, ENVE Commission plays a lead role in CoR involvement at UN conferences for climate change and biodiversity. The ENVE Commission in charge of the coordination of CoR delegation to the UNFCCC's COPs, as was the case for the COP26 in Glasgow in 2021.  In addition, 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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 13/01/2022Thema:Green Deal, Equal opportunitiesAuteur:Haris Martinos, Herta Tödtling-Schönhofer and Paul Jeffrey (Metis GmbH)
  • Financing the Green Deal: a toolbox for the implementation of the Green Deal

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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 03/02/2021Thema:Green Deal, Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, EU energy policy, Environment policy, Climate change policyAuteur: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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 06/10/2020Thema:Circular economyAuteur: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

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

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

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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 11/02/2020Thema:Environment policy, Multi-level governance and devolutionAuteur: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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 19/09/2019Thema:Climate change policy, Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuteur: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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 24/10/2018Thema:Water policyAuteur: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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 31/07/2018Thema:Environment policyAuteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 14/06/2018Thema:Environment policy, Waste policyAuteur: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)

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

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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 24/01/2017Thema:Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 22/12/2016Thema:Climate change policyAuteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 25/10/2016Thema:Climate change policyAuteur: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)

    Publicatiedatum: 29/06/2016Thema:Energy efficiency, market and technologyAuteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 16/06/2016Thema:Energy efficiency, market and technology, Renewable energyAuteur: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)

    Publicatiedatum: 21/04/2015Thema:BiodiversityAuteur:Ecologic Institute, UCL Centre for Law and the Environment
  • File Note on Circular Economy Package for the Territorial Impact Assessment Workshop

    Publicatiedatum: 07/09/2014Auteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 11/06/2014Auteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 11/06/2014Auteur: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”

    Publicatiedatum: 17/07/2013Auteur: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

    Publicatiedatum: 01/06/2013Auteur: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

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

    Publicatiedatum: 09/04/2011Auteur:Ecologic Institute, Berlin/Vienna
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Samenstelling

  • portrait of Kata TÜTTŐKata TÜTTŐVoorzitter
  • portrait of Rastislav TRNKARastislav TRNKAEerste vicevoorzitter
  • portrait of Emmanuel DISABATOEmmanuel DISABATOTweede vicevoorzitter

​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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