Climate Targets

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate & Energy Targets

  • Judging the EU climate strategy: Will it be enough to prevent the worst climate breakdown?

    26.11.2018 | Press Releases

    The European Commission is expected to publish its proposal for a long-term EU climate strategy on Wednesday, 28 November. This proposal will set the stage for negotiations among European governments about how much the EU should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and what action it should take to make sure it achieves the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. The IPCC’s recent report says that the next 12 years are

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  • Briefing: EU Long Term Strategy and the Paris Agreement

    23.11.2018 | Reports & Briefs

    This briefing concerns the draft EU Long-Term Strategy. It explains that while setting a net zero by 2050 target would be a clear improvement as compared to the current roadmap, it would likely not be sufficient to meet the EU’s fair share of efforts to keep temperature rise below 1.5°C.

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  • Join CAN Europe events at the COP24 climate summit!

    27.11.2018 | Event & Actions

    This December government leaders will gather in Katowice, Poland, for the  COP24 climate summit. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will convene to advance implementation of the Paris Agreement. They are expected to commit to put forward higher 2030 climate targets by 2020, deliver a robust Paris Agreement rulebook and provide predictable and meaningful financial support for developing countries. Click to find out more on CAN Europe's side events.

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  • First auction of Polish capacity mechanisms sinks billions of euros into subsidising the country’s addiction to coal

    20.11.2018 | Press Releases

    The Polish electricity grid operator has just published the official preliminary results of the first capacity market auction in Poland to award contracts to power plants from 2021 onwards. Capacity mechanisms, which are

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  • 10 EU countries call for raising the bar of the EU’s long term climate plan

    20.11.2018 | Press Releases

    In a letter to the European Commission sent last week, environment ministers representing 10 EU Member States have called upon the EU’s executive to clearly support a target of reducing emissions to net zero by 2050 and propose a higher 2030 target in the draft long-term climate strategy to be published on 28 November.

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  • Court’s decision makes a case for excluding dirty energy from capacity mechanisms subsidies

    15.11.2018 | Press Releases

    The General Court of the European Union has decided today to annul the European Commission’s decision not to raise objections to the aid scheme establishing a ‘capacity market’ in the United Kingdom. The ruling puts into question many capacity mechanisms in place across Europe, including the Polish capacity market which is based on the UK model.

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  • Electricity market must serve higher climate ambition

    12.11.2018 | Op-eds

    As negotiations on the EU’s new electricity market enter their crucial trialogue phase, the bloc faces a litmus test for the credibility of its climate ambition. With only two trialogues left, the fate of coal subsidies is still not sealed while COP24 is approaching, writes Joanna Flisowska.

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  • The EU must urgently ramp up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    26.10.2018 | Press Releases

    Preliminary estimates published today in the European Environment Agency (EEA)’s annual ‘trends and projections’ assessmentsshow a 0.6% emissions increase in 2017 from 2016. IPCC scientists have made a call for bold and faster climate action to limit global warming to 1.5°C, and the EU must wake up now.

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  • 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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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