Working with a coalition of seventeen organisations CAN Europe has set out a number of recommendations on the role of the next EU Framework for Research and Innovation.
Through its next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9), the EU has a unique opportunity to ensure that Europe remains a world leader in science, while simultaneously supporting human wellbeing and development, environmental stability, and economic sustainability.
The future framework programme should continue to support research and innovation that effectively combats climate change, contributes to pursuing the 1.5 target, and protects the environment, and foster the cooperation with LMICs to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
While Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcome the progress of the ENTSOs in view of stakeholder engagement and their willingness to include a carbon budget into their modelling, we are very concerned about the current set of scenarios.
Today, CAN Europe, CEE Bankwatch and WWF networks are publishing a letter co-signed by national NGOs, cities, regions and business associations calling for the EU institutions to ensure that cohesion policy excludes fossil fuel subsidies in order to support a sustainable and just transition to climate neutrality.