Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • Pledges for the Paris agreement need to be revised at latest by 2018

    12.10.2015 | Press Releases

    Today Ministers from all over the world gather at the Rabat INDC Forum, jointly organized by the European Commission and the Moroccan government. The Forum aims to assess the adequacy of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the Paris agreement.

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  • EU supports a full phase out of emissions, but falls short of action to achieve it

    18.09.2015 | Press Releases

    CAN Europe calls for scaling up EU climate action ahead of the Paris climate summit

    The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December, adopted by its Environment Ministers today, calls for climate neutrality - a full phase out of all greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, it falls short of providing details on the EU’s contribution to achieve this.

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  • EU supports a full phase out of emissions, but falls short of action to achieve it.

    18.09.2015 | Blogs

    CAN Europe calls for scaling up EU climate action ahead of the Paris climate summit

    The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December, adopted by its Environment Ministers today, calls for climate neutrality - a full phase out of all greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, it falls short of providing details on the EU’s contribution to achieve this.

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  • EU: Put your weight behind renewables

    18.09.2015 | Press Releases

    Call for 100% renewables for people and climate ahead of Paris talks

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  • Action: Call for 100% renewables ahead of Paris talks

    18.09.2015 | Event & Actions

    Today, outside the meeting of Europe’s Environment Ministers discussing the EU’s negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December, climate groups staged a symbolic ‘tug-of-war’ between polluting fossil fuels and renewable energy. They called for EU governments to join the side of citizens and build a 100% renewable future.

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  • The Pope puts pressure on EU Environment Ministers

    16.09.2015 | Press Releases

    Today’s meeting of Pope Francis with EU Environmental Ministers in the Vatican comes at a crucial moment, just two days before an extra Environment Council where EU Member States will adopt the EU’s position for the Paris climate summit in December.

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  • Gigatonne gap in the EU pledge for Paris climate summit

    15.09.2015 | Reports & Briefs

    The EU’s carbon budget for the period 2021-2030 can vary by a staggering 6 billion tonnes. This gap is the result of important policy decisions that have been postponed for after the Paris climate summit, reveals new research by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

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  • The Commission must give teeth to the 2030 renewable target

    16.06.2015 | Op-eds

    Binding national targets have been key to the successful development of renewable energy in the European Union so far, writes Jean-François Fauconnier.

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  • Submission on land-based emissions in the 2030 target

    15.06.2015 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe made a submission on the European Commission’s Consultation on how to treat land-based emissions in the 2030 target.

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  • G7: Recognizing need for full decarbonization, but falling short on action to achieve it

    04.06.2015 | Press Releases

    CAN Europe is asking for more ambition in the fight against climate change and a 100% renewables target by 2050.

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  • Media advisory on G7 Summit 7-8 June 2015

    04.06.2015 | Press Releases

    Climate and energy issues are on the agenda of the upcoming G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany. Chancellor Merkel has reserved the Monday morning (8 June from 0900 to 1030) for discussing the topics, as climate change is one of the key agenda items for her G7 Presidency. In particular, Merkel wants the G7 to contribute to the international climate negotiations in the run up to the UN climate summit in Paris, in December 2015.

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  • G7 climate pledges not in line with climate science

    02.06.2015 | Press Releases

    With Japan's cabinet agreeing on its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution today, now all G7 countries have announced their commitments to the Paris climate agreement to be signed at the end of the year. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe's analysis reveals that these commitments will in 2025 deliver only 19% of emission reductions in comparison to 1990. This is well below the 25%-40% reduction range that rich countries needed to commit to for 2020, if the world is to stay

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  • The US unveils its pledge for Paris climate talks

    31.03.2015 | Press Releases

    The US contribution to the Paris climate agreement, filed within the agreed deadline today, should provide impetus for global efforts to tackle climate change, according to Climate Action Network Europe.

    CAN Europe stresses that tackling climate crisis requires more ambition. The new report from the NewClimate Institute shows beyond doubt considerable additional benefits of scaling up climate action.

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  • EU's energy union plans 'muddled' and lacking direction

    30.03.2015 | Op-eds

    Europe's leaders botched the opportunity of delivering a clear and forward looking vision on the EU's energy future, argues Wendel Trio.

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  • The Energy Union lacks a clear winning strategy

    19.03.2015 | Press Releases

    European leaders adopted today conclusions on the creation of an "Energy Union with a forward-looking climate policy". According to Climate Action Network Europe and its more than 120 members, the agreed conclusions should have provided a much clearer strategy for reducing energy demand and the deployment of renewables, required for the

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  • South East Europe should not become a dumping ground for dirty energy projects, say MEPs

    10.03.2015 | Press Releases

    Last Friday, 6th March, Chairs of the European Parliament Delegations for six* EU accession countries and the Vice-President of the European Parliament sent a letter to Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, urging them to ensure that the reform of the Energy Community Treaty align its members with EU membership requirements.

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  • The EU’s climate pledge for the Paris agreement sets a low standard for other emitters

    06.03.2015 | Press Releases

    Today the EU’s environment ministers signed off the EU’s commitment towards the Paris agreement on climate change. According to Climate Action Network Europe and its over 120 members, the EU’s announcement is a missed opportunity to set a high benchmark for all the pledges to the global deal.

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  • Member States and Commission in conflict over EU’s commitment to the Paris climate deal

    04.03.2015 | Press Releases

    On Friday, 6th March, the EU’s environment ministers will discuss and most likely decide upon the EU's commitment towards the Paris agreement on climate change. On behalf of over 120 members, Climate Action Network Europe highlights the causes of concern regarding attempts to dilute the EU’s pledge.

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  • Commission's Paris proposals useful, but insufficient

    25.02.2015 | Press Releases

    The European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s contribution to the Paris Climate Summit announced today advocate for a strong, legally binding outcome of the international climate negotiations. On behalf of over 120 organizations, Climate Action Network Europe welcomes the push for the legal form, but calls for more clarity on the amount of greenhouse gasses the EU will emit between 2021 and 2030.

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  • Letter to Ministers: inclusion of LULUCF undermines 2030 climate target

    17.02.2015 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Inclusion of LULUCF in the EU 2030 climate target undermines its environmental integrity.

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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