Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • Letter to Secretary general on impact assessment for the 2030 climate and energy framework

    20.11.2013 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe, the Coalition for Energy Savings and the European Renewable Energy Council wrote the following letter to the Secretary General on the Impact assessment for the 2030 climate and energy framework.

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  • CAN Europe Position paper on post-2020 EU climate and energy targets

    31.10.2013 | CAN Europe Positions

    CAN Europe calls upon the European Union (EU) to recognise that its commitment to making a fair contribution to the effort to avoid dangerous climate change means that it should reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 95% by 2050 below 1990 levels. Only the upper end of the EU's 2050 commitment to reduce emissions by 80% to 95% will allow the EU to make a fair and safe contribution to keeping global average temperature rise below 2°C.

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  • Conference: Climate Impacts in Europe

    29.10.2013 | Event & Actions

    Climate Action Network Europe, GLOBE EU and the Climate Parliament invite you to attend a half-day conference at the European Parliament on climate impacts in Europe.

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  • EU needs new pledge on the table to push international climate action forward

    14.10.2013 | Press Releases

    Environment Ministers' call for climate pledges in 2014 rings hollow without increased EU ambition

    Today EU Environment Ministers set the stage for the EU to play a steering role in pushing an international climate deal forward. History has shown that arriving at the COP [1] with clear, coherent positions is one of the best ways the EU can positively impact these negotiations.

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  • Submission on Green Paper on 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

    15.06.2013 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe made a submission on the European Commission’s Green Paper Consultation on a 2030 Climate and Energy Framework.

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  • Letter to Environment and Energy Ministers on priority for renewable energy and energy efficiency

    16.05.2013 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe, the Coalition for Energy Savings and the European Renewable Energy Council wrote the following letter to Ministers ahead of the European Council 22nd May 2013 on Energy and Competitiveness.

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  • Letter to Environment and Energy Ministers on ambitious climate & energy policy

    18.04.2013 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe, the Coalition for Energy Savings and the European Renewable Energy Council wrote the following letter to Ministers on Europe's needs for an ambitious Climate and Energy Policy.

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  • Briefing on a new climate and energy package

    31.01.2013 | Reports & Briefs

    We welcome the European Commission’s determination to develop a clear and ambitious post 2020 climate and energy package. Only through reaching the upper end of the 80 to 95% emission reduction target by 2050 will the EU have assumed its responsibility to avoid dangerous climate change. 

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  • Closing the ambition gap: What can Europe do

    04.12.2012 | Reports & Briefs

    In a new briefing [1], CAN Europe shows how the EU is already on course to reach 25% emissions reductions by 2020, with the final number being closer to 27% if proposed further reductions from various EU initiatives are fully implemented. If the EU would make full use of the opportunities identified by research groups and NGOs, it could reduce domestic emissions beyond 30%.

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  • CAN Europe Position paper on post-2020 EU climate and energy targets (2)

    31.10.2012 | CAN Europe Positions

    The European Union, its economy and the international community need binding, coherent and more ambitious 2020 and post-2020 EU climate and energy targets.

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  • CAN Europe Position on post-2020 EU climate and energy targets

    31.10.2012 | CAN Europe Positions

    CAN Europe calls upon the EU to recognize its historical responsibility and increase the ambition of its current and long-term climate and energy targets and policies. Only when achieving the upper end of the 80%-95% emission reduction target in 2050 (as indicated in the European Commission’s Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 20504 ) will the EU be able to take its responsibility to avoid dangerous climate change.

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  • Environment Ministers must get serious about climate change

    19.06.2012 | Blogs

    On the 11th of June, EU environment ministers discussed several climate change issues. They had debates on the provision of financial support to developing countries for reducing emissions and adapting to climate change, as well as on action to reduce emissions domestically. Both of these issues must be advanced to have any chance of a globally binding deal in 2015.

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  • Briefing on Member States position on the 2050 Energy Roadmap

    14.06.2012 | Reports & Briefs

    Since the communication from the European Commission (EC) on the Energy Roadmap 2050, in November 2011 , energy ministries in all 27 Member States have been discussing an official European Council position. The following analysis, prepared by CAN-Europe and based on leaked draft Council conclusions, outlines Member States’ positions on different aspects of the Energy Roadmap as well as the benefits of the no-regrets option.

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  • Member States positions on the Energy Roadmap 2050

    08.05.2012 | Presentations & Infographics

    Member States positions on the discussion about the Energy Roadmap 2050 Council position.

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  • Bloomberg report: Clever with numbers but what does their 30% equal?

    27.04.2012 | Blogs

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance launched its new report yesterday in Brussels, analysing the costs of moving toward a 30% GHG cuts in the EU. The report lays out a number of different possible cost scenarios if the EU moved beyond the current 20% climate target. Unfortunately the report is far from thorough and falls short of presenting an adequate picture of the true costs and benefits. CAN-Europe notes for example that the Bloomberg report does not analyse the health or social benefits of

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  • Submission to regulate maritime emissions

    03.04.2012 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe believes that addressing shipping emissions in the EU is long overdue.

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  • Poland: Merely looking backward is not a way forward

    16.03.2012 | Blogs

    A veto is an act of desperation, but it carries weight if used wisely. The more you use it, the more meaningless it becomes. The Polish media is already speculating about the prospect of a third Polish veto, if the Low-Carbon Roadmap is on the agenda of the June Energy Council. By stubbornly rejecting the EU’s shared vision to move towards a green energy future, Poland is ultimately vetoing modernisation of its own economy and further isolating itself. Meanwhile the EU’s climate agenda

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  • Poland holds EU climate ambition hostage

    09.03.2012 | Press Releases

    Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe was appalled to see the obstructionist tactics used by Poland ahead of today’s meeting of Environment Ministers. While Poland seems intent on skirting its climate responsibilities, other EU countries were ready to support increased climate ambition by 2020 and to approve milestones for a cost effective emissions reductions pathway by 2050.

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  • Briefing: Achieving a 30% domestic carbon reduction target.

    31.05.2011 | Reports & Briefs

    CAN Europe, Greenpeace, and WWF engaged Öko Institut and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) to explore in depth the different options for the EU Member States to contribute to a 30 percent carbon target. The institutes were also asked to assess different EU financing mechanisms to leverage additional investments in the EU Member States, and help to equally share the costs and benefits of more climate

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  • Submission on the EU's 2050 Energy Roadmap

    02.05.2011 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe made a submission to the European Commission’s Consultation on the EU's 2050 Energy Roadmap.

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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