CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • European Commission challenged over the Polish electricity capacity market’s addiction to coal

    15.03.2019 | Press Releases

    Tempus Energy yesterday took the European Commission to Court for approving the Polish electricity capacity market which favours fossil fuel generation at the expense of clean energy technologies.

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  • European Parliament calls on EU leaders to step up EU climate action

    14.03.2019 | Press Releases

    In today’s vote on its resolution on the EU’s long-term climate strategy, the European Parliament called for achieving net zero emissions as early as possible and by 2050 at the latest and increasing the EU’s 2030 climate target to 55 percent emission cuts compared to 1990 levels.

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  • World's youth call for strong climate action, governments must listen

    13.03.2019 | Press Releases

    A week ahead of the EU leaders’ discussion on the EU’s long-term climate vision, on Friday, March 15th thousands of schoolchildren around the world will be striking to demand stronger action on climate change from their governments.

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  • CAN Europe calls for an increase of the EU's 2030 climate target to at least 65%

    13.03.2019 | Blogs

    As action in the next 10 years will be most decisive in limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C, the EU will need to increase its 2030 domestic greenhouse emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement (the EU's NDC-Nationally Determined Contribution) from at least 40% to at least 65% compared to 1990 emissions.

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  • Growing momentum for net zero emissions economy by 2050

    05.03.2019 | Press Releases

    EU Energy and Environment Ministers meeting in Brussels on 4 and 5 March to discuss the European Commission’s draft long-term strategy "A clean planet for all" added momentum for a climate neutral European economy by 2050.

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  • Letter to Energy and Environment Ministers on strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy

    28.02.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers

    February 2019

     

    Clean Planet for all: Strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy

     

    Dear Energy and Environment Ministers,

    On 4 March and 5 March respectively you will meet in Brussels to discuss the European Commission’s proposed long term strategy vision for a climate neutral economy – A Clean Planet for all.

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  • MEPs call for stepping up EU climate action

    20.02.2019 | Press Releases

    In today’s vote on the resolution on the EU’s long-term climate strategy, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee called for increasing the EU’s 2030 climate target to 55 percent emission cuts compared to 1990 levels, and achieving net zero emissions as early as possible and by 2050 at the latest.

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  • Net zero emissions economy receives considerable support from EU Economy Ministers

    18.02.2019 | Press Releases

    EU Economy and Industry Ministers from ten EU Member States, including Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK, meeting in Brussels today to discuss the European Commission’s draft long-term strategy "A clean planet for all" expressed their support for building a climate neutral European economy by 2050.

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  • NGO letter on the long term climate strategy ahead of the Competitiveness Council

    18.02.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers

    In this letter, NGOs Climate Action Network Europe, Carbon Market Watch, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, European Environmental Bureau, Sandbag and WWF European Policy Office call upon EU Economy and Industry Ministers to:

    1. Endorse the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy and support an EU long-term climate target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040;
    2. Call upon the European Commission to
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  • Climate change among top risks to the global economy, business leaders say

    16.01.2019 | Press Releases

    The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2019 published today shows that the world’s business leaders perceive the failure to tackle climate change as the number two risk that the world faces over the next decade, both in terms of likelihood and impact.

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  • EU environment ministers kick-off discussions on EU climate neutrality by 2050

    20.12.2018 | Press Releases

    In reaction to today’s Environment Council where EU ministers have for the first time discussed the EU’s draft climate long-term strategy put forward by the European Commission on 28 November, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

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  • EU puts an end date to capacity payments for coal, opening a door for a European-wide phase out of coal

    19.12.2018 | Press Releases

    Today the European Parliament, Commission and Council have taken a step in the right direction by agreeing to end coal subsidies by 2025, paving the way for a European-wide coal phase out. However the biggest polluters still got to buy some time despite the urgency of climate change. With only twelve years left to act to keep temperature rise below 1.5°C and thus avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change as highlighted in the latest IPCC report, every cent spent on coal will be

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  • COP24 outcome misses urgency of climate breakdown

    15.12.2018 | Press Releases

    As the COP24 climate summit comes to an end, it is clear that governments have failed to adequately respond to the catastrophic impacts of climate change that were highlighted in the landmark IPCC report on 1.5°C. Based on a now widely operational Paris Agreement the next two years need to be used to build far-reaching transformational partnerships and reach the level of ambition science makes clear is necessary.

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  • COP24: strong agreement on increasing climate targets still missing

    14.12.2018 | Press Releases

    As the COP24 climate summit draws to a close, negotiators are still struggling to agree on a significant commitment to strengthen all countries’ climate pledges by 2020.

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  • EU joins a call for greater ambition at COP24

    12.12.2018 | Press Releases

    Today at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland a coalition of countries, including the EU, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, committed to increase their climate targets by 2020. The commitment is a response to the findings of the landmark IPCC 1.5°C report.

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  • Austria’s preference for coal rather than climate finance shamed at COP24 Fossil of the Day Award

    10.12.2018 | Press Releases

    Today Austria won the shameful Fossil of the Day Award from Climate Action Network (CAN) International. Austria was given this dubious award because it is failing as the president of the EU to end subsidies to coal power plants in the current EU electricity market negotiations, while the the bloc underperforms on climate finance for developing countries, which are at the forefront of the worsening impacts of climate change.

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  • CCPI: European countries fail to take adequate climate action

    09.12.2018 | Press Releases

    The Climate Change Performance Index 2019 (CCPI), published today at the climate summit COP24 by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network (CAN) shows that three years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, none of the 56 evaluated countries nor the EU are doing enough to achieve the temperature goals agreed in Paris. Countries must urgently increase their targets and scale up action to implement

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  • Unique ‘Coalition for Higher Ambition’ calls upon the EU to step up at COP24

    08.12.2018 | Press Releases

    As the first week of this year’s climate summit COP24 draws to a close, a unique gathering of businesses, investors, local authorities, trade unions and NGOs are calling upon EU Ministers arriving at the COP next week to commit to significantly increase the current EU climate commitments by 2020, in order to secure a successful outcome of the summit.

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  • EU fails to strike agreement on excluding coal subsidies from the electricity market

    06.12.2018 | Press Releases

    EU legislators have once again failed to agree on electricity market rules that would lead to zero-emissions energy systems. Instead, under the Austrian Presidency consent, some Member States are still trying to secure massive subsidies through so-called ‘Capacity mechanisms’ to polluting and uncompetitive coal-fired power plants.

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  • Poland wins Fossil of the Day Award at COP24

    04.12.2018 | Press Releases

    The host of this year’s UN climate summit COP24, Poland won the shameful Fossil of the Day Award from Climate Action Network International today. The dubious award was handed down to Poland for promoting coal interests and turning a blind eye to the need to ramp up climate pledges by 2020.

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Contact

WENDEL

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

 

Klaus

Klaus Röhrig
EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator
klaus /at/ caneurope.org
+32 2893 0839