Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • EU leaders recognise the need to strengthen climate targets by 2020

    18.10.2018 | Press Releases

    In response to the landmark IPCC report on global warming of 1.5°C published last week, 28 EU Heads of State and Government have called upon all countries of the world to commit, at the upcoming COP24 climate summit in Poland, to review the levels of ambition of their Paris Agreement pledges by 2020.

    The EU now needs to translate this statement into an action plan on how and when its Member States will agree on a new 2030 target, in line

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  • Letter to EU ministers on Capacity Mechanisms

    17.10.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Ahead of the trilogue meeting on the Electricity Market Regulation on 18 October 2018, 31 networks and organisations representing citizens from across Europe urge EU ministers to ensure that capacity mechanisms remain a last resort solution and that they no longer subsidise the burning of fossil fuels, coal in particular.

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  • Europeans demand: stop burning our money with coal!

    11.10.2018 | Press Releases

    Despite their unprofitability and their harmful impacts on our climate, environment and health, coal power plants still receive massive public subsidies. This is why more than 115,000 Europeans have signed the petition “Let’s move beyond coal!” to call on EU leaders to stop pouring taxpayers’ money into coal through so-called capacity mechanisms.

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  • EU divided on the need to increase its 2030 climate target

    09.10.2018 | Press Releases

    15 EU environment ministers called today for increasing the EU’s climate target to limit warming to 1.5°C. The other ministers did not support such a commitment, turning their backs on the landmark IPCC report published yesterday.

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  • Leaked EU strategy at odds with new IPCC report on 1.5°C

    08.10.2018 | Press Releases

    In a draft long-term EU climate strategy leaked by the media today, the European Commission proposes three options for the EU’s long-term target: 80% emission reductions by 2050, reaching net zero emissions by 2070 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

    None of these targets reflect the urgency of action to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C enshrined

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  • Europe needs to step up climate action as scientists deliver unequivocal evidence for the need to stay below 1.5°C

    07.10.2018 | Press Releases

    One day ahead of the EU Environment Ministers meeting expected to adopt the EU’s position for the upcoming UN Climate Summit COP24, the world’s leading body of climate scientists gave strong scientific evidence for the need to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C. The new IPCC report, ordered and endorsed by all world’s governments, showed that many of the dire consequences of future warming can be avoided by respecting this limit. It also confirmed that it is still possible,

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  • CAN Europe position on long term targets

    04.10.2018 | CAN Europe Positions

    CAN Europe members agreed by consensus to regard the Paris Agreement's goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C as the only acceptable goal for all policy making and planning aimed at averting dangerous climate change.

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  • Statement of the Coalition for Higher Ambition ahead of the ENVI Council on 9th October

    02.10.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    A unique coalition of businesses, associations, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society organisations have called upon EU Environment Ministers to step up Europe's climate commitments.

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  • CAN Europe's application to the European General Court to intervene in the People's Climate Case

    01.10.2018 | Submissions to Consultations

    CAN Europe, has applied to the European General Court to intervene in the People’s Climate Case – a case in which families and youth have challenged the EU in order to protect their fundamental rights from  the insufficiency of the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target. Through this intervention, CAN Europe aims to increase the pressure on the EU to live up to its Paris Agreement responsibilities.

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  • Capacity mechanisms must not become a lifeline to unprofitable coal

    24.09.2018 | Press Releases

    Polish utility Enea gave today the green light to build the new coal power plant ‘Ostrołęka C’, despite the unprofitability of the project and protests of environmental groups. Poland plans to use capacity mechanisms to make up for the projected economic loss, a stunning example of why reformed EU capacity mechanisms must stop benefiting dirty and costly forms of energy.

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  • CAN Europe's reaction to the State of the European Union speech

    12.09.2018 | Press Releases

    Reacting to the State of the European Union speech given by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

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  • Juncker’s State of the Union: what’s the plan for the climate?

    10.09.2018 | Press Releases

    Tomorrow’s State of the European Union address is a perfect opportunity for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to reveal the progress so far in the development of the new EU long-term climate strategy. Stating his support for reducing emissions to net zero at the latest by 2050 and keeping temperature rise to 1.5C would be an appropriate and timely response to the unprecedented heat waves and forest fires that we have witnessed over the summer and the

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  • Infographic: Costs of inaction on climate change in Europe

    07.09.2018 | Presentations & Infographics

    This infographic shows that climate-related extreme weather events already cost Europe dearly. It also shows that the future costs of climate change depend very much on how fast we cut carbon emissions and will be significantly reduced if we keep temperature rise to 1.5C.

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  • Some Member States disturbingly back Poland in its struggle to keep coal alive

    07.09.2018 | Press Releases

    Ahead of the next trilogue on the Electricity Market Design on 11 September, France, UK, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Ireland and Poland have just issued joint comments on the new rules regarding capacity mechanisms, which stand in stark contradiction to their commitment to fully implement the Paris Agreement.

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  • Letter to Commissioner Cañete by CSOs Requesting Continued Support for Energy Community 2030 EE/RES/GHG Targets

    31.07.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Commissioner Mr Arias Cañete

    The Energy Community, which has brought together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated pan-European energy market, has been at the forefront of the Western Balkan countries' efforts to join the EU ever since it was founded in 2005.

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  • CAN Europe position on adaptation to climate change in Europe

    10.07.2018 | CAN Europe Positions

    The EU’s current Adaptation Strategy was launched in 2013 with the intention to scale up the European Union’s resilience to the growing impacts of climate change that it is facing.

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  • Recommendations on market design

    05.07.2018 | Reports & Briefs

    In November 2016, the European Commission, as part of the 'Clean Energy for all Europeans' package, published a set of four legislative documents that were meant to set out the structures and rules of a more integrated future energy market, the so-called market design files.

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  • 14 EU countries call for strong action to limit warming to 1.5°C

    25.06.2018 | Press Releases

    Paris-proof coalition expands and pushes for much more climate action

    Environment Ministers of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom meeting in Luxembourg today have called upon the EU to make significant further efforts to fight

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  • Ministerial on Climate Action: chance for climate leadership

    20.06.2018 | Press Releases

    The high-profile Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA), taking place on 20-21 June in Brussels and co-convened by the EU, China and Canada is one of the most important moments for global climate diplomacy this year. The three hosts, together with ministers representing more than 30 other major powers, are expected to advance discussions towards a successful outcome of the next climate summit COP24 in December 2018 in Poland.

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  • Clean Energy Package close to an end but far from Paris Agreement

    20.06.2018 | Press Releases

    After reaching yesterday a deal on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), early this morning the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed also on the new Governance Regulation for the period 2021-2030. Like the 2030 renewable energy target, the agreed 2030 target for energy efficiency of 32,5% and the agreed rules for how to ensure the targets are met fall short of what is needed to comply with the Paris Agreement.

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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