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Coal Phase Out

  • 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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  • European trends show no future for coal in Southeast Europe

    19.05.2015 | Op-eds

    This Op-Ed was published on Energetika.net on 19.5.2015 (behind paywall)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Energy Community reform: What will the EU push for ?

    26.08.2014 | Op-eds

    Ahead of the ministerial meeting in the Western Balkans on the EU energy reform, Dragana Mileusnic calls for the adoption and the implementation of the new energy rules as soon as possible. A clear and speedy EU message will benefit not only the people but it will also ensure security of energy supply in the whole region.

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  • Climate efforts undermined by EU’s coal addiction, new report reveals

    22.07.2014 | Press Releases

    CO2 emissions from coal power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, reveals the Europe’s Dirty 30 report, released today by CAN Europe, WWF, the European Environmental Bureau, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and Climate Alliance Germany.

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  • Europe’s Dirty 30: How the EU’s coal-fired power plants are undermining its climate efforts

    22.07.2014 | Reports & Briefs

    This report by CAN Europe, HEAL, WWF, EEB and Klima Allianz Germany exposes the top 30 CO2-polluting power plants in the EU, with Germany and the UK ranking joint first, with nine of the dirtiest coal plants each. If the EU is serious about meeting its climate targets and protecting the health of its citizens, it must act against its coal addiction.

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  • EU extends life of Europe's biggest polluter while IPCC calls for coal phase out

    14.04.2014 | Press Releases

    The European Commission (EC)'s February decision to allow Polish state owned energy company PGE to continue operating two outdated production units at Belchatow, Europe's largest coal power plant and biggest CO2 emitter, is being challenged by NGOs. According to a letter two groups sent recently to the EC (1), the Commission's decision ignores a previous agreement the plant operator made with lenders to shut down two units by the end of 2015.

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Contact

JOANNA

Joanna Flisowska
Senior Coal Policy Coordinator
joanna / at / caneurope.org
Based in Katowice, Poland

klara

Magdalena Klarenbach
Coal Policy Officer
klara / at / caneurope.org
Based in Krakow, Poland

 Viktor 

Viktor Berishaj
Energy Policy Coordinator for Southeast Europe
viktor /at/ caneurope.org

+32 4714 38 442

ELIF

Elif Gündüzyeli
Turkey Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator
elif /at/ caneurope.org
Based in Istanbul, Turkey

cansu

Elif Cansu
Turkey Policy Officer
cansu /at/ caneurope.org
Based in Istanbul, Turkey