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Just Transition funding needs to support real transitions

17.10.2019 | Press Releases

According to draft conclusions of the European Council, EU leaders meeting today and tomorrow look forward to a proposal from the European Commission to establish a Just Transition Fund.

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EU leaders can land the European Green Deal in the EU budget

14.10.2019 | Press Releases

Media advisory The new president of the European Commission von der Leyen has made the European Green Deal a top priority for the European Union. Her political commitments put a strong emphasis on how EU funds can further support the clean energy transition in line with a more ambitious climate policy...

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European Parliament calls for a quantum leap in EU financial support for climate action

10.10.2019 | Press Releases

The European Parliament voted today for an increase of climate action spending in the next EU budget, calling for a quantum leap in financial efforts in order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.

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Timmermans willing to increase climate action but struggles with UN timeline

08.10.2019 | Press Releases

During his hearing in the European Parliament today, Commissioner-designate Frans Timmermans, pledged to propose an increase of the EU 2030 climate target to 55% emission cuts. The timing of this proposal however might not allow for Member States' approval well in time before the UN Climate Summit in November 2020, thereby...

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Fossil fuel subsidies in draft EU National Energy and Climate Plans

09.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

The report reveals that none of the EU countries provide a comprehensive overview of their fossil fuel subsidies nor a concrete plan to phase them out in their draft NECPs, despite having committed to end fossil fuel subsidies ten years ago through the G20.

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Briefing: the battle over the EU's climate ambition

11.06.2019 | Reports & Briefs

This briefing shows that since the beginning of 2018, 22 EU Member States in total have signed on numerous statements calling for increasing efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Only six Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have decided not to join any of the declarations in...

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Just Transition or Just Talk?

29.05.2019 | Reports & Briefs

New report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal. The draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 21 EU Member States which still use coal for electricity generation show that only eight are committed...

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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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