Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • Lacklustre Commission energy package inconsistent with Paris Agreement

    30.11.2016 | Press Releases

    The ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ package released by the European Commission today is not consistent with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and disregards the fact that the climate crisis poses an urgent existential threat. According to Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, the package will not help the EU reap the benefits of a shift to a fully renewable and efficient energy system.

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  • Climate Change Performance Index 2017

    16.11.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    With the historic Paris Agreement having recently entered into force, this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017 confirms a boost for renewable energy and positive developments in energy efficiency. While these encouraging trends are happening on a global scale, the necessary energy revolution is still happening too slowly. On the policy-side, the CCPI still tracks a lack of ambition in many countries but some are catching up this year.

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  • EU countries’ emission targets fall short of Paris Agreement goals

    19.07.2016 | Press Releases

    European Commission misses opportunity to put in place a ratchet-up mechanism and to set an ambitious starting point for reductions.

    EU countries’ climate targets, included in the proposal for the Effort Sharing Regulation published by the European Commission today are too weak to prevent devastating climate change in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

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  • Briefing: A trick list of how countries can avoid climate action in their non-ETS sectors

    15.07.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    This briefing discusses the loopholes that some countries are pushing for in order to reduce the efforts they would have to make to cut emissions in the non-ETS sectors.

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  • No cheating from the start

    13.07.2016 | Press Releases

    Commission’s proposal for post-2020 emission cuts likely to reward countries who will miss their 2020 target. 

    The European Commission’s proposal for post-2020 reductions of emissions outside the Emission Trading Scheme risks rewarding countries who are not on track or slow in reaching their current binding target for 2020. 

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  • Briefing: No cheating from the start, 2030 climate targets for EU Member States

    13.07.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The pdf CAN Europe briefing: No cheating from the start (233 KB) shows that opting for a more ambitious approach for the starting level of reducitons in the non-ETS

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  • Letter to Minister and Vice-President on exclusion of civil society from informal meeting

    06.07.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe and ETUC sent the following letter to the Slovakian Minister Solymos and Vice-President Šefcovic ahead of the Informal Environment Council on 12-13 July 2016, where the chemical industry is the only stakeholder invited to address the meeting of ministers, while representatives from civil society are not.

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  • Letter to Environmental Council: bring EU climate ambition in line with Paris

    14.06.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe sent the following letter to Environment Ministers ahead of the June 2016 Envi Council meeting

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  • Useful Climate & Energy Targets Resources

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Here you find a range of useful external climate & energy targets resources. For all climate & energy targets related CAN Europe publications, go here.

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  • GA April 2016: National targets for non-ETS sectors

    28.05.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    This ppt from the CAN Europe Assembly in April 2016 stresses the importance of strong national targets that are agreed well in advance of the first Paris review in 2018

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  • CAN Europe Post-Paris Briefing on the review of the 2030 target

    02.05.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The briefing on the review of the 2030 target was developed in spring 2016 to give a brief overview and update on the review of the 2030 target and its relevance for EU climate policy after the UNFCCC international climate agreement that was made in Paris in December 2015.

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  • CAN Europe Post-Paris Briefing on the low-carbon roadmap

    02.05.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The briefing on the low-carbon roadmap was developed in spring 2016 to give a brief overview and update on the low-carbon roadmap and its relevance for EU climate policy after the UNFCCC international climate agreement that was made in Paris in December 2015.

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  • CAN Europe Post-Paris Briefing on the European Semester

    02.05.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The briefing on the European Semester was developed in spring 2016 to give a brief overview and update on the European Semester and its relevance for EU climate policy after the UNFCCC international climate agreement that was made in Paris in December 2015.

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  • GA April 2016: Increasing EU climate and energy ambition

    26.04.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    This ppt from the CAN Europe Assembly in April 2016 provides an overview oincreasing the EU's climate and energy ambition

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  • EU leaders must show greater ambition on climate action

    21.04.2016 | Op-eds

    To show leadership abroad, the EU must show its credentials through commitment to action. 2016 offers the perfect moment to do this, by pushing through a significant package of climate and energy legislation, write Montserrat Mir, Wendel Trio and Eliot Whittington.

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  • Long-term climate targets

    21.04.2016 | Blogs

    On the basis of an overview of existing scenarios, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in 2007, highlighted that in order to keep temperature rise to below 2°C, industrialised countries would need to reduce their emission by 80% to 95% by 2050. The European Member States agreed in 2009 that they would reduce their emission by 80 to 95% by 2050.

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  • 2020 Climate & Energy Targets

    20.04.2016 | Blogs

    Many European countries have established targets for 2020 for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, for increasing the use of renewable energy or for reducing energy consumption.

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  • Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition on Paris ratification

    20.04.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    The following letter was sent to EU Heads of State and Government.

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  • Media advisory ahead of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony

    19.04.2016 | Press Releases

    A record number of over 150 countries will sign the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, keeping up the momentum on climate action. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, calls upon the EU leaders to walk the talk in honouring the Paris Agreement and ensure coherence between the Agreement's objectives and the EU's climate targets.

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  • Climate & Energy Targets

    17.03.2016 | Blogs

     

    Setting targets is an important policy instrument that has proven to drive progress in achieving specific objectives. Most countries in the world have greenhouse gas emission reduction targets or specific objectives for the development of renewable energy and/or for reducing energy consumption.

    The EU and most other European countries have set such targets both for 2020 and for 2030. The EU has agreed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, and by at

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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