CAN Europe Positions
CAN Europe position on long term targets
- Category: CAN Europe Positions
- Published: 04 October 2018
CAN Europe members agreed by consensus to regard the Paris Agreement's goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C as the only acceptable goal for all policy making and planning aimed at averting dangerous climate change.
This conclusion reflects the social and economic opportunities of the zero carbon transition and the growing evidence of extreme impacts of climate change.
To limit temperature rise to 1.5°C, based on the recent science and the equity principles that underpin the Paris Agreement, the European Union would need to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040, and adapt its intermediary and sectoral targets accordingly.