30.11.2020 | Blogs

Recent developments in the Western Balkans countries indicate that they can take concrete actions and join the EU in tackling the climate crisis, but the progress made so far is not enough.

06.11.2020 | Blogs

“The Energy Community Contracting Parties have legal obligations regarding the prohibition of state aid that distorts or threatens to distort competition, which must be respected.(1) State aid authorities in the Contracting Parties systematically turn a blind eye to this obligation.”(2)

06.11.2020 | Blogs

The third round of negotiations to 'modernise' the obscure Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is coming to a close. From 3 to 6 November, the 53 contracting parties of the treaty tried to find ways to make the agreement from the 1990s fit for the challenges of the 21st century - foremost the climate crisis. But there is no hope that the ECT will be brought in line with the Paris Agreement and the EU's climate commitments.

19.02.2020 | Blogs

The Commission’s Communication in December broadened the scope of the European Green Deal to include the EU’s global role. The negotiations on development cooperation in the EU budget, a key element of the European Green Deal for partner countries, continue this week. The challenge is now on for Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen to ensure the European Green Deal delivers for people living in poverty in the Global South, writes Rachel Simon, Climate and Development Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

13.03.2019 | Blogs

As action in the next 10 years will be most decisive in limiting temperature rise to 1.5°C, the EU will need to increase its 2030 domestic greenhouse emission reduction target under the Paris Agreement (the EU's NDC-Nationally Determined Contribution) from at least 40% to at least 65% compared to 1990 emissions.

12.07.2018 | Blogs


The EU’s current Adaptation Strategy was launched in 2013 with the intention to scale up the European Union’s resilience to the growing impacts of climate change that it is facing.

12.07.2018 | Blogs


Through the adoption and ratification of the Paris Agreement, the EU has committed to “limit global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and of pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels."

18.06.2018 | Blogs

On this page you can find infographics produced by CAN Europe on how the EU budget can serve higher climate ambition.

18.06.2018 | Blogs

Here you can find all reports, briefs and position papers published by CAN Europe on the EU Budget and the Multiannual Financial Framework.

Latest Publications

  • EU funds need to catalyse the transition away from fossil fuels

    The Recovery & Resilience Facility (RRF), the Just Transition Fund (JTF) and the European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund (ERDF/CF) represent an unprecedented investment in EU economic recovery, structural reforms and regional development. 
  • Enerji̇ Şarti Anlaşmasi Üzeri̇ne Can Europe Poli̇ti̇ka Notu

    Enerji Şartı Anlaşması enerji sektöründe faaliyet gösteren yabancı yatırımcıları koruyan ve yatırımcıların devlet önlemlerini Yatırımcı-Devlet Uyuşmazlık Çözümü mekanizmasına (YDUÇ) götürmelerine olanak veren uluslararası bir anlaşmadır. Bu anlaşma, Avrupa Birliği’nin (AB) iklim taahhütleri ile uyumsuzdur ve gerekli reformlar tartışılmadığı ya da diğer imzacılar tarafından reformlara itiraz edildiği için halihazırdaki modernleşme süreci de bunu düzeltmeyecektir. Bizler bu nedenle AB’yi ve üye devletlerini bu anlaşmadan çekilmeye ve ayrılan taraflar arasında YDUÇ vakaları oluşması olasılığını devre dışı bırakan bir ek anlaşmayı yürürlüğe almaya davet ediyoruz. AB ve üye devletler ayrıca bu anlaşmaya başka ülkelerin katılmasını da önlemelidirler. Enerji Şartı Anlaşması CAN Europe PB
  • CAN Europe feedback to the Commission’s call for contributions: Competition Policy supporting the Green Deal

    To ensure the Competition Policy’s alignment with the European Green Deal, the state aid regime must be revised, taking the Union’s 2050 climate neutrality and new 2030 GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets, as well as zero pollution and circular economy strategies into account. The Green Deal alignment should be reflected on all state aid regulations and not only on those for environmental protection and energy.
  • Cross party MEP statement in support of fossil gas exclusion from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF)

    Ahead of the vote of the two lead-committees of the European Parliament on the EU recovery fund, MEPs call for an exclusion of fossil fuels – including gas – from EU public funds, especially the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), in a cross-party letter.
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