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National Energy and Climate Plans must still be improved to be in line with the Paris Agreement

02.06.2020 | Press Releases

A new report published today by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and ZERO looks into the final National energy and Climate Plans of 15 Member States and indicates that a number of countries made some improvements in their final NECPs, both in terms of targets and of policies and measures...

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EU recovery plan allows continued support to climate polluting fossil fuels, lifting climate spending targets

27.05.2020 | Press Releases

The European Commission has revealed its long-awaited proposal to relaunch the European economy hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite repeated commitments by the European Commission to make the European Green Deal the blueprint of the recovery, the proposal still allows for money to be spent on supporting fossil fuels and...

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European Commission’s Recovery Package: time to turn Green Deal ambition into a fossil fuel-free and green recovery

25.05.2020 | Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORYThis week the Commission is expected to reveal an ‘EU recovery package’ worth hundreds of billion euros, including a revamped EU budget proposal and additional funds to relaunch the economy. This a unique opportunity to invest in more resilient and sustainable economies in line with the European Green Deal...

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Strong EU biodiversity and sustainable farming policies are key tools in the fight against climate change

20.05.2020 | Press Releases

The European Commission has published its biodiversity and “Farm to fork” strategies, two important pillars of its European Green Deal. Together with enhanced climate action, biodiversity restoration and the promotion of sustainable farming practices are key to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement and building more resilient and sustainable...

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Featured Publications

Funding climate and energy transition in the EU: the untapped potential of regional funds

17.04.2020 | Reports & Briefs

The report "Funding climate and energy transition in the EU: the untapped potential of regional funds" shows that in the current EU budget cycle 2014-2020, only an average of 9,7% of Cohesion Policy (infrastructure relevant) funding has been invested in clean energy solutions. It also includes country assessments for Estonia, France...

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Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and a Just Transition Mechanism: Short on climate neutrality

19.03.2020 | Reports & Briefs

The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP) is the financial arm of the European Green Deal, created for financing European economies’ transition to zero-carbon emissions and expected to mobilise at least €1 trillion over the next decade. A key element of the plan is the creation of a Just Transition Mechanism...

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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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Campaigns & Projects

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

Unify: Bringing the EU together on Climate Action

“Unify: Bringing the EU together on climate action” aims to facilitate the effective and early transition of Member States across Europe to low carbon and resilient economies by unifying three key policy opportunities: programming of EU funds, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and national and the EU’s Long Term Strategies.

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

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Latest Publications

  • Submission to consultation - EU Hydrogen Strategy

    Under certain conditions, renewable hydrogen can be considered as Paris compatible non-fossil gas. Under certain conditions, renewable hydrogen can be considered as Paris compatible non-fossil gas. Sectors where reducing emissions is most difficult such as the steel and chemicals or aviation, long-distance shipping and heavy-duty road transport could partly rely on renewable hydrogen or derived energy carriers such as liquid synthetic fuels or synthetic methane sourced from renewable electricity.
  • Submission to consultation - Energy System Integration

    In an integrated energy system, energy supply and demand sectors interact more closely in order to facilitate a reduced energy demand and the quick scale-up of renewable energy sources. Based on the interplay of generators and consumers in a well-connected energy infrastructure, inefficient fossil-based technologies and back-up capacities can be phase-out more swiftly. An advanced integration of sectors’ energy demand prevents the societal costs of stranded assets. It allows for the use of existing infrastructure more efficiently, harvesting the potential of demand-side response and other flexibility options.
  • Make-or-Break Time for the Balkan Green Agenda

    The EU accession process with the Western Balkans requires more climate action now!
  • European Green Deal must strengthen partner countries’ recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    This joint statement on the COVID-19 crisis accompanies a set of recommendations from NGOs in February 2020 on Making the European Green Deal work for International Partnerships.
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