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EU Parliament shirks responsibility for climate action in future funding of Europe’s most needy regions

14.02.2019 | Press Releases

A vote today by the Parliament on the future European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Funds for 2021-2027 opens the possibilities for continued funding of fossil fuels, in spite of the EU’s obligations to reduce greenhouse gases under the Paris Agreement and its net-zero emissions Long Term Strategy.

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European Parliament greenlights clean cohesion policy

13.02.2019 | Press Releases

Today the members of the European Parliament adopted the Common Provisions Regulation, which sets the principles and common rules on how Cohesion Policy funding should be spent from 2021 to 2027. Civil society groups CEE Bankwatch Network and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcome the agreed climate-friendly provisions, including the...

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Future EU funds for the regions set to become climate-proof

22.01.2019 | Press Releases

Today the European Parliament's Committee on Regional Development (REGI) adopted the so-called Common Provisions Regulation, which sets the conditions and principles governing the funding for Cohesion Policy from 2021 to 2027. NGO groups CEE Bankwatch Network and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcome the regulation, which exceeds the European Commission’s...

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Ireland’s Climate Case hearing starts this week

21.01.2019 | Press Releases

On Tuesday, 22 January, Climate Case Ireland’s legal case hearing starts in the national High Court. The legal case, initiated by the Friends of Irish Environment, argues that the Government’s 2017 National Mitigation Plan is in violation of Ireland’s Climate Act 2015, the Constitution and human rights obligations and also...

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Featured Publications

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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Infographic: Higher ambition, greater benefits

18.04.2018 | Presentations & Infographics

In the context of the negotiations concerning the legislative proposals on the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive, Member States need to support strong renewable energy and energy efficiency targets for 2030.

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Infographic: 3 pillars for a Paris-compatible EU budget

22.02.2018 | Presentations & Infographics

How can the next EU budget serve higher climate ambition?

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Renewable Energy

 

Combined with energy savings, the various renewable energy sources provide the only solution to bringing greenhouse gas emissions to zero in a relatively short timescale.

Besides their CO2 abatement potential, renewable energy sources present numerous additional benefits such as: water, soil and air pollution reduction, energy independency, and reduction of fossil fuels imports.

Furthermore, renewable energy sources provide a unique opportunity for the European economy with the creation of millions of local jobs, bringing economic benefits to rural areas, and providing a framework for the European industry to become a leader in an increasingly important global market that will trigger massive investments in the coming decades.

For all these reasons CAN Europe is committed to supporting and promoting a 100% renewable European energy system by 2050 at the latest.

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