Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • Council risks weakening of EU energy efficiency policy

    23.06.2017 | Press Releases

    On 26 June, EU Energy Ministers are expected to reach an agreement on the revision of the bloc’s main energy saving law for after 2020. Worryingly, they are considering throwing the policy into disarray by significantly watering down its cornerstone measure: the annual energy savings obligation. This would profoundly undermine the EU's commitments under the Paris Agreement, which requires boosting energy savings investments.

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  • Briefing Assessment: First Compromise text of the proposed Governance of the Energy Union

    21.06.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    The Governance Regulation is an opportunity to support increasing climate ambition and a faster energy transition in Europe.

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  • MEPs welcome ambitious governance report

    21.06.2017 | Press Releases

    In reaction to the discussion on the Governance Regulation taking place in the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Commitees today, Caroline Westblom, EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator at CAN Europe said:

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  • Letter to European Council leaders: implementation of the Paris Agreement

    21.06.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear President/Prime Minister/Chancellor,

    We understand you will be discussing the regrettable withdrawal by the US federal administration from the Paris Agreement.

    Climate Action Network Europe very much welcomed the EU's reaction to this decision and the expression of its clear support to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement. We similarly welcomed the strong support of so many other major carbon emitters as well as the determination of hundreds of US States,

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  • EU commitment to Paris Agreement needs substance

    21.06.2017 | Press Releases

    EU heads of state and government meeting in Brussels on 22-23 June are expected to express their support to the full implementation of the Paris Agreement. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes the dedication shown by the EU, but urges leaders to translate their words into action by calling for deeper emission cuts than currently foreseen and providing more support to climate action in developing countries.

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  • EU Ministers make little progress on key climate policy

    19.06.2017 | Press Releases

    In reaction to the discussion on the Effort Sharing Regulation taking place at the Environment Council today, Caroline Westblom, EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator at CAN Europe said:

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  • Parliament fails to align EU climate policy with the bloc’s Paris pledge

    14.06.2017 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament voted today on the revision of the “Climate Action Regulation implementing the Paris Agreement” (Effort Sharing Regulation, or ESR), which covers emissions from transport, waste, buildings and agriculture for the coming decade.

    The Parliament failed to translate its recent numerous statements reaffirming the EU’s commitment to the Paris Agreement into substantial emission cuts. In its current shape, the impact of the Effort Sharing

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  • Polish MEP misuses energy efficiency file to promote coal

    12.06.2017 | Press Releases

    The author of the European Parliament’s report on the new Energy Efficiency Directive, Polish MEP Adam Gierek, proposes to dismantle future EU energy efficiency policy and promotes measures that would extend the life of coal power plants.

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  • Zero poverty, zero emissions: EU must step up action for climate-just development, say civil society groups

    06.06.2017 | Press Releases

    With the opening of the European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels today, European development and environmental groups are urging the EU to take more ambitious actions in the fight against climate change.

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  • Historic breakthrough as EU and China unite on climate

    02.06.2017 | Press Releases

    Clarification added on 02/06/2017, 8:00PM CET: The EU and China agreed to step up cooperation on climate change today, but the statement is to be published at a later moment.

    In a statement to be released today at a joint high-profile summit in Brussels, the EU and China reaffirm their unequivocal commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and establish a closer partnership on climate action and the clean energy transition.

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  • US decides to pull out of the Paris Agreement

    01.06.2017 | Press Releases

    In reaction to today’s announcement by the US President Donald Trump, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

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  • Media advisory ahead of the EU-China Summit

    31.05.2017 | Press Releases

    On 1-2 June, the EU and China will hold a high-profile summit, with climate at the forefront of the agenda. The two partners are expected to reaffirm their unequivocal commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to spearhead cooperation on the clean energy transition.

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  • MEPs improve proposal for key climate policy

    30.05.2017 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today on the revision of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), which covers emissions from transport, waste, buildings and agriculture, for the coming decade.

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  • European Parliament’s report calls for ramping up renewables

    23.05.2017 | Press Releases

    The draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive for the period 2021 - 2030 leaked to the press yesterday calls upon the EU to raise its 2030 renewable energy target to at least 35% and re-introduce binding national targets for 2030.

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  • EU’s risky energy efficiency debate

    19.05.2017 | Op-eds

    Since EU governments started negotiating their position on the revision of the bloc’s energy efficiency laws, proposals have been going from bad to worse. Member states have to step their game up, warns Dora Petroula.

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  • Infographic: The EU needs an at least 45% renewable energy target for 2030

    18.05.2017 | Presentations & Infographics

    The infographic shows the multiple benefits of raising the EU 2030 renewable energy target from a mere 27% to at least 45%.

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  • European Parliament’s report calls for radical improvement of climate and energy policies

    17.05.2017 | Press Releases

    A draft report on the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation released today calls upon the EU to embrace the zero-carbon transition and scale up climate action to be more consistent with the Paris Agreement.

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  • Briefing on energy efficiency and Emissions Trading Scheme

    27.04.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    As the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union enter the phase of intense negotiations on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, it is important to underscore that a higher energy efficiency target will help the EU in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and thus also in implementing its commitments under the Paris Agreement. Therefore, increasing the energy efficiency target should be welcomed as an opportunity to revise the EU's inadequate climate target and

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  • Briefing: Five things you should know about Energy Union Governance

    05.04.2017 | Reports & Briefs

     

    The governance regulation brings together climate and energy policies, climate change mitigation and adaptation and aims at managing the low-carbon transition as a whole. This short briefing presents you five things you need to know about the regulation. Spoiler: the text still needs to be strengthened for it to become the transition framework it has the potential to be.

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  • Climate action can bring the EU closer to its citizens

    22.03.2017 | Press Releases

    On Saturday, EU Heads of State and Government will gather in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the EU and discuss its future. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe urges EU leaders to put climate action at the heart of a new vision that will help revitalise the European project. Unfortunately, a preparatory document for the Rome declaration does not contain any references to climate change.

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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

 

ZANNA2

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