1 February 2018
It’s time for more transparency in the EU’s climate and energy planning and modelling
Dear President Juncker,
cc. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans,
Our organisations represent a broad spectrum of interests in the sustainable transition of the EU’s energy system. We have a common concern about the level of transparency and public participation in the development of pathways that are coherent with the long-term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. In fact, stakeholder engagement in discussing the foundations, deciding on the modelling parameters and approaches for assessing the impacts of different pathways is crucial to ensure the right choices are made.
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