Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • 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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  • Lima climate talks postpone crucial decisions

    14.12.2014 | Press Releases

    More action required before the next climate summit in Paris

    At the end of the UN Climate Summit in Lima, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network Europe1 stated:

    "The limited progress that was achieved in Peru, in particular on the provision of financial support to poor countries to adapt to climate change, or repair the damages from extreme weather events, is a big let down after the positive signs

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  • Climate Change Performance Index: Global Shift Needs Further Action

    08.12.2014 | Press Releases

    Global CO2 emissions rise at lower rates, giving some reason to hope for limiting climate change

    Canada and Australia worst performers of all industrialised countries

    Global emissions have reached a new peak, but recent developments indicate a new readiness for action on climate protection. This is the message of the 10th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI); a ranking of the climate protection performance of the 58 highest emitters

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  • European Council: EU leaders agree on weak and compromised climate and energy targets.

    24.10.2014 | Press Releases

    This morning European leaders meeting at the European Council in Brussels agreed on a proposal for a new set of climate and energy targets for 2030. CAN Europe [1] is disappointed by their failure to adequately increase the levels of ambition for action on greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy and energy savings.

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  • October European Council - boom or bust for the post-2020 climate and energy policy framework

    14.10.2014 | Blogs

    During the upcoming European Summit of 23-24 October, European Union leaders should agree on a post-2020 climate and energy policy framework. As NGOs, we firmly believe that a set of three coherent, mutually supportive, ambitious and binding targets of at least 55% greenhouse gas emission reductions1, 40% energy savings and 45% renewables by 2030 is required to adequately tackle two of the European Union's biggest challenges: climate change and energy dependence.

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  • Juncker Commission’s commitment to climate action looks doubtful after Cañete hearing

    01.10.2014 | Press Releases

    This evening in Brussels, Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner-designate for Climate Action and Energy, faced tough questions from Members of the European Parliament, about his commitment to climate action and the low-carbon transformation of our energy system.

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  • My Climate Ask - Action at the EU Citizens Summit

    23.09.2014 | Press Releases

    European Citizens summit attendees call upon leaders to increase climate action at New York Climate Summit.

    On the morning of the UN Climate Summit in New York, hundreds of people attending the European Citizens Summit in Brussels sent messages calling for their governments to ramp up action on climate change.

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  • Brussels Calling – European citizens send climate asks to New York summit.

    23.09.2014 | Press Releases

    European Citizens summit attendees call upon leaders to increase climate action at New York Climate Summit.

    On the morning of the UN Climate Summit in New York [1], hundreds of people attending the European Citizens Summit [2] in Brussels have sent messages calling for their governments to ramp up action on climate change.

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  • European Parliament calls for urgent climate action

    16.09.2014 | Press Releases

    Debate held as major new report on the climate economy is launched and one week before the UN New York Climate Summit begins

    Today Members of the European Parliament engaged in a debate on the urgency of climate change calling for increased European action. The debate was held just ahead of next week's UN Climate Summit in New York [1]. Thirty-two parliamentarians from all the major political groups spoke, stressing the need for the

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  • Stronger Together

    15.09.2014 | Reports & Briefs

    Investment support and solidarity mechanisms under the EU's 2030 climate and energy framework

    The solidarity and investment mechanisms, operating as part of the EU's 2020 climate and energy package, do not adequately support energy sector decarbonisation in low income Member States, reveals a new analysis developed jointly by CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF.

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  • Open Letter to Juncker: Grave concerns of environmental NGOs

    11.09.2014 | Letters to Policy Makers

    The Green 10, the alliance of leading environmental NGOs at EU level, supported by over 20 million EU citizens and active in all 28 Member States, wrote an open letter to President Jean-Claude Juncker to express grave concerns over the direction the EU seems to be taking with the announcement of his new team.

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  • 70 new MEPs become climate ambassadors

    28.05.2014 | Press Releases

    Over 70 MEPs from 25 EU countries across almost all political groups have indicated their readiness to take a leadership role in the climate debate in the European Parliament.

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  • More than 250 MEP candidates support the call for urgent climate action in the next European Parliament

    14.05.2014 | Press Releases

    With less than two weeks to go until EU citizens elect a new European Parliament, 277 MEP candidates have declared their support for urgent action on climate and energy through signing CAN Europe's Climate Pledge. Candidates from all of the big five European political groups have pledged their support for urgent action on climate and energy [1]. The signed up candidates, coming from 24 out of the 28 member states, have committed to taking immediate action on climate change should

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  • New Analysis Ranks European MEPs and National Parties On Climate Action

    08.04.2014 | Press Releases

    Climate heroes and villains revealed

    Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe today launched a new set of 28 scorecards that rank national political parties and MEPs on their climate and energy performance in the European Parliamentary term 2009-14. It cuts through political rhetoric and enables European citizens to see the climate actions that their elected representatives have supported, challenged or ignored. [1] CAN Europe’s analysis is

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  • MEP Scorecards: Ranking European Parliamentarians on Climate Action

    02.04.2014 | Blogs

    How have political parties and MEPs performed on climate and energy? CAN Europe has developed a simple overview of how MEPs, from the current parliamentary term 2009-2014, have voted on ten issues related to climate change and energy. This analysis has been compiled into scorecards that rate national political parties and European political groups based on the voting behavior of their respective MEPs. The scorecards illustrate broadly the positions of national political parties on

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  • The MEP 2014 Climate Pledge

    02.04.2014 | Blogs

    Our Members of the European Parliament can be European climate leaders. As European citizens we have the power to make this happen. Climate Action Network Europe has launched a campaign that calls on all of our MEP candidates to commit to tackling climate change throughout their term of office should they be elected to the European Parliament.

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  • EU leaders risk planetary emergency by delaying climate decisions

    21.03.2014 | Press Releases

    EU must get its climate priorities in order before UN climate leaders summit in September

    CAN Europe [1] is shocked that EU Heads of State failed today to recognise the urgency of the climate crisis, just ahead of the release of a new IPCC scientific report warning that climate impacts are much more severe than previously thought. [2]

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  • Letter to Barroso by IIGCC on 2030 framework

    08.01.2014 | Letters to Policy Makers

    The following letter was sent to President Barroso by the Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) on the 2030 framework for climate and energy.

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  • Report launch: This is Climate Change in Europe

    04.12.2013 | Press Releases

    CAN Europe has just launched an exciting new publication, This is Climate Change in Europe. It brings together dozens of sources ranging from the IPCC, national adaptation plans, UN studies, official NATO documents and many more to provide, for the first time, a summary of current and pending climate impacts in Europe, on a country-by-country basis. 

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  • After Warsaw, EU Leaders Need To Agree Ambitious 2030 Targets

    06.12.2013 | Press Releases

    With a minimal agreement on the pathway to defining an ambitious binding climate agreement in Paris in 2015, the climate conference in Warsaw pushed most of the work that needs to be done way ahead. While the EU fought for a robust timetable for putting emission reduction commitments for the new Treaty on the table, it failed to provide the necessary incentives to get all developing countries on board, especially the emerging economies.

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



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



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