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A Just Transition Mechanism to bolster EU’s climate ambition

14.01.2020 | Press Releases

Today the European Commission has revealed the first act of the European Green Deal, the Just Transition Mechanism, a funding scheme set to address the investment needs of Europe’s regions in their move to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. This should provide new impetus for drastic emissions cuts in the short term.

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COP25 : a profound disconnect between people and politicians on the climate emergency

15.12.2019 | Press Releases

After a year of unprecedented mobilisations calling for urgent climate action, world leaders at COP 25 failed to step up climate action in line with the 1.5°C objective of the Paris Agreement. The lack of ambition at COP25 puts more pressure on the EU to come forward with a substantially...

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EU aims for net zero emissions by 2050, now it needs to work on raising the 2030 target

13.12.2019 | Press Releases

EU leaders meeting in Brussels yesterday agreed to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050, thereby opening the way to start a discussion on raising the EU’s 2030 climate target as soon as possible. Poland has been given time until June to fully endorse the commitment to implement the agreed...

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Climate Litigation: more and more citizens are taking big emitters to court over human rights allegation

12.12.2019 | Press Releases

COP 25 Press Conference can be followed here: https://unfccc-cop25.streamworld.de/webcast/can-europe-climate-litigation-taking-governments-a In 2019, climate litigation continued to expand across world jurisdictions. Increasing number of citizens and NGOs started to use legal frameworks to hold their governments and fossil fuel companies accountable for failing to address the climate crisis. Besides, courts have taken decisions to recognise...

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Recommendations to increase the climate ambition of the next EU budget

12.12.2019 | Reports & Briefs

To make the proposed European Green Deal a reality, the EU must agree on an EU budget that supports climate neutrality and uses 40% of its funds to support climate action.

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New report on draft NECPs progress: the clock is ticking!

28.11.2019 | Reports & Briefs

The report “The clock is ticking: Insights into progress made by Member States so far in improving their draft NECPs” sheds light on the progress Member States have made until now with improving their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This includes the extent to which they have implemented...

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Overview of EU funding sources to build climate neutral economies

30.10.2019 | Reports & Briefs

The transition to a climate-neutral economy means learning new skills, innovating and implementing new technologies, renewing our infrastructure and cutting dependence on fossil fuels.

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Campaigns

People's Climate Case

People’s Climate Case is the litigation action initiated by 10 families from Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Kenya, Fiji, and the Saami Youth Association Sáminuorra. Their homes, livelihoods, traditional family occupation and culture are affected by climate change and they are taking the EU institutions to court to protect their fundamental rights and to prevent dangerous climate change.

The plaintiffs are accompanied by a broad range of NGOs, scientists and citizens, including Climate Action Network, Europe’s largest NGO coalition working on climate and energy issues, with over 160 member organisations in more than 35 European countries.

For more information: https://peoplesclimatecase.caneurope.org/

Cost of Coal in Turkey

Behind the notion of "externalities", the often overlooked, real costs of coal power production are paid with human life, social, economic and cultural assets, ecosystem destruction and climate change. With its coal production facilities and three coal-fired power plants, the province of Muğla in Turkey has become an open-air laboratory that exposes the impacts and dangers of coal, and reveals its alternatives.

CAN Europe conducted a comprehensive study that indicates that we can put an end to the costs that are generally defined as “externalities” and disregarded in the coal-based energy production policies and investments, pointing out to available alternatives.

For more information: http://costsofcoal.caneurope.org/index.html

Climate Finance & Sustainable Development

Climate Change and sustainable development are intrinsically linked, especially in developing countries where communities are striving to protect the livelihoods and well-being of their people. Without tackling the causes and impacts of climate change, key aspects of sustainable development are severely undermined; for example, food and water security, sanitation, and resilience of human settlements. In addition, many people still lack equitable access to scarce natural resources, and safe and sustainable energy. These challenges are coupled with the fact that developing countries have contributed little to the historic build-up of greenhouse gases that have led to the severe climate impacts that we are seeing today.

Therefore, the efforts to address climate change should be integrated into sustainable development policies while the development needs of communities and people in developing countries should be concretely reflected in European and international climate policy. Tackling our climate and development challenges should guarantee the safety and prosperity of people and ensure that the progress made towards a decent standard of living is not undone by climate crises.

For all these reasons CAN Europe is committed to working to bridge the nexus between climate change impacts and sustainable development through working on Agenda 2030 – the global Sustainable Development Goals – and climate financing of the EU and its Member States. CAN Europe follows and influences the implementation of the SDGs and how the EU will drive the global shift of financial investments away from polluting energy and into renewable and sustainable energy solutions. 

 

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