The Council will hold the first debate on the review of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS), which is the main tool of EU's climate policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. Ministers will discuss if the proposed reforms will enable the EU ETS play its role in delivering on the EU's climate objectives after 2020.
Ministers will also have an exchange of views on how to ensure that the environmental dimension continues to play a full role in the European Semester process. Specifically, they will discuss the phasing out of environmentally-harmful subsidies and the implementation of environmental policies and legislation.
The Council will also reflect on how to put into practice the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development 'Transforming our world', which was adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York.
The ministers will also address the issue of emissions from cars and manipulation of emission control systems in cars relating to the air quality in the EU.