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Climate action can bring the EU closer to its citizens

22.03.2017 | Press Releases

On Saturday, EU Heads of State and Government will gather in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the EU and discuss its future. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe urges EU leaders to put climate action at the heart of a new vision that will help revitalise the European project...

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ETS Reform: what has happened so far

19.03.2017 | Blogs

EU decision makers are currently discussing how to reform its Emissions Trading Scheme for the period 2021-2030. Here is what has happened so far:

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Latest developments on phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in Europe

17.03.2017 | Blogs

A monthly update on policy development, campaigning and communications by CAN Europe - Newsletter No.6 - March 2017

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G20 finance ministers gear up for first meeting

17.03.2017 | Blogs

Today and tomorrow, finance ministers from the world’s 20 largest economies are gathering in the spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany to discuss issues and challenges related to our global financial system. That discussion will include fossil fuel subsidies, a long-standing agenda item of G20 gatherings.

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CAN Europe's priorities: An EU budget for a sustainable and clean Energy Union

01.02.2017 | Presentations & Infographics

Here is what CAN Europe argue that the new EU budget 2021-2027 must do and not do to deliver a sustainable and clean Energy Union.

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Report: Lifting Europe's Dark Cloud - How cutting coal saves lifes

11.10.2016 | Reports & Briefs

  Effective emissions limits could save thousands of lives every year, yet more than half of coal power stations in Europe are operating with ‘permission to pollute’ above limits set in EU law. These are the findings of a new report ‘Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud: How cutting coal saves lives’ published by...

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Infographic: EU citizens pick up climate polluters' bill

08.10.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

The infographic shows the huge discrepancy between what companies have to pay for their climate pollution and how much it costs citizens.

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Latest Publications

  • The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

    In advance of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome that founded the European Community, European civil society organisations and trade unions have appealed to EU leaders to show courage and vision in leading the transition to a just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive Europe.
  • Letter to Foreign Affairs Ministers on climate diplomacy

    Dear Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council on 6 March you will discuss the interlinkage between the EU’s climate and energy diplomacy and security policy. Climate Action Network Europe welcomes the initiative as we strongly believe that Europe’s geopolitical interests are closely linked to managing climate risk and the global energy transition toward 100% renewable energy.
  • Letter to the European Commission on Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) mid-term evaluation

    Dear Mr. Ruijters, The energy, telecommunications and transport sectors represent significant parts of the EU economy. All three sectors need modernisation to build a solid basis for a competitive and more energy secure European economy that is equipped to meet future challenges, including sustainability and viability in a climate change context.
  • Open letter to EU Environment Ministers on the revision of the EU ETS

    Dear Environment  Minister, Ahead of the Environment Council we, the undersigned, representing 32 networks and organizations from 30 countries, would like to urge you to ensure that the low-carbon funding mechanisms dedicated to help lower-income Member States transform their energy systems (article 10c and the Modernization Fund) are robust and well-designed to truly support the development of renewable energy and energy savings instead of subsidizing coal plants. 
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