Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • MEPs call for more ambition in future clean energy laws

    17.01.2018 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament adopted its position on three legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, namely the revisions of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, and the new Governance Regulation, which will guide the EU’s zero-carbon transition in the coming decade and beyond.

    MEPs raised the ambition of the future clean energy laws, by voting in favour of increasing the EU’s 2030 renewable energy and energy

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  • EU governments’ positions would stifle renewable energy revolution

    18.12.2017 | Press Releases

    Today EU Energy Ministers have adopted their positions on four legislative proposals under the Clean Energy Package, which will guide the EU’s energy transition in the coming decade and beyond.

    Turning their backs on the Paris Agreement, the ministers opted for a feeble renewable energy target, lax rules for ensuring that all EU countries contribute to the energy transition and massive coal subsidies in the EU’s power market.

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  • Joint NGO statement on the Effort Sharing Regulation

    15.12.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and the European Parliament ended in deadlock this week. 

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  • Two-faced EU governments are gutting Europe’s key climate law, say 6 NGOs

    15.12.2017 | Press Releases

    Statement on behalf of Climate Action Network Europe, Carbon Market Watch, European Environmental Bureau, Sandbag, Transport & Environment, and WWF European Policy Office.

    EU governments must step back from irreparably weakening Europe’s biggest climate law, six of Europe’s leading environmental NGOs have said, after talks between member states and the European Parliament ended in deadlock this week. The proposed Effort Sharing Regulation sets binding national

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  • CAN Europe letter ahead of the Energy Council on 18 December

    13.12.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    For Energy Council on 18 December

    Brussels, 13 December 2017

    Dear Minister,

    Ahead of Energy Council on Monday 18 December, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe would like to call on you to adopt an ambitious position on the Market Design Initiative, the Renewable Energy Directive, and the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation.

    Current proposals in the Estonian Presidency compromise texts for these files

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  • EU governments at a crossroads - clean or dirty energy?

    13.12.2017 | Press Releases

    On 18 December, EU Energy Ministers are expected to reach an agreement on four legislative files under the Clean Energy Package, namely those regarding renewable energy, governance and the internal market for electricity.

    Worryingly, the draft documents for the meeting show that they are stubbornly insisting on an outdated, blatantly unambitious position on the renewable energy target and weak rules for helping countries make energy transition. They are also

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  • Briefing '27% target = putting the brakes on the EU's renewable energy transition'

    12.12.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    In this briefing, CAN Europe explains why sticking to a 27% renewable energy target would put the brakes on the energy transition in the EU and why the target needs to be raised to at least 45%.

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  • One Planet Summit needs to boost EU climate action

    08.12.2017 | Press Releases

    The One Planet Summit, organized by French President Emmanuel Macron and taking place in Paris, France on 12 December will gather over 50 heads of state to celebrate the second year anniversary of the Paris Agreement and trigger new ambitious climate action [1].

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  • MEPs call for reducing EU emissions to net zero by 2050 the latest

    07.12.2017 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees adopted their position on the future Governance Regulation, which will create a framework for the zero-carbon transition in the EU. MEPs voted in favour of increasing the EU’s long term target to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 the latest [1] and supported robust rules for how to reach the 2030 climate and energy targets.

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  • Voting Recommendations - Governance of the Energy Union

    06.12.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    CAN Europe together with Birdlife Europe, E3G, the European Environmental Bureau, Fern and WWF EPO prepared joint recommendations for the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Committees votes on the future Governance Regulation on 7 December.

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  • MEPs vote for stronger energy targets

    28.11.2017 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament’s Industry Committee voted on its positions on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive for the period 2021 – 2030.

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  • Crunch time as EU decides on clean energy laws

    27.11.2017 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament and Energy Ministers are currently finalising their respective positions on the Clean Energy Package - eight legislative proposals that will guide energy policy all across Europe for the next decade. They must step up and strengthen the proposals if Europe is serious about tackling climate change and making European policies work

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  • COP23 delivers a plan for increasing climate ambition

    17.11.2017 | Press Releases

    EU gets homework to scale up action at home

    The COP23 UN climate summit slowly comes to an end in Bonn, Germany today, with countries expected to adopt a roadmap for the Talanoa Dialogue - a process which should ultimately result in scaling up countries’ 2030 climate pledges following the next UN Climate Summit in 2018.

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  • EU urged to scale up climate target by Netherlands

    16.11.2017 | Press Releases

    At the UN Climate Summit in Bonn today the Dutch Climate Minister Erik Wiebes urged the EU to up its 2030 climate target from the current ‘at least’ 40% to 55%, bringing it closer to what is required to keep the Paris Agreement goals within reach and adding momentum to the UN climate talks expected to conclude tomorrow.

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  • Climate Change Performance Index 2018: High commitment to Paris - insufficient action at home

    15.11.2017 | Press Releases

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    • Global energy transition taking up speed - but no country is doing enough
    • Countries have to strengthen targets and implementation
    • Sweden, Lithuania, Morocco and Norway leading the table - USA in free fall
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  • EU fails to deliver on Paris Agreement by setting its carbon market for another decade of failure

    09.11.2017 | Press Releases

    Today the EU institutions reached an agreement on the redesign of one of the bloc’s key climate policies, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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  • CAN Europe Side Event at COP23: Increasing action between now and 2020

    06.11.2017 | Event & Actions

    Reducing emissions drastically in the near term, before 2020, is a precondition for countries to be able to meet the long term goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

    In this side event Climate Action Network Europe discusses the most important means countries can take to reduce their emissions immediately, and elaborate on why more speedy and effective action will minimise the damage to our societies imposed by climate change.

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  • Letter to Ambassadors on Governance ahead of COREPER meeting on 27 October

    25.10.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    This letter was sent ahead of the COREPER meeting on the 27th of October 2017

    Dear Ambassador,

    During the meeting of COREPER on 27 October you will have the opportunity to provide political guidance on several elements of the Governance regulation, mainly on defining a framework to ensure the delivery of the renewable energy target (Articles 4, 5, 25, 27). The Governance regulation is a key building block of a successful Energy Union, and the nest for many

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  • Briefing on Aligning the EIB Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) with the Paris Agreement

    24.10.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is being reviewing its Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) in 2017. Its EPS is part of the EIB Energy Lending Criteria1 adopted in July 2013, and set at a level of 550 g CO2/kWh.

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  • MEPs call for more renewables

    23.10.2017 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted on its opinion on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021 – 2030.

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Contact

WENDEL

Wendel Trio
CAN Europe Director
wendel /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2894 4677

 

ZANNA2

Zanna Vanrenterghem
Climate Ambition Project Coordinator
zanna /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2893 0839