CAN Europe Positions

This set of recommendations, undersigned by 14 climate, environment and development NGOs, responds to the European Commission’s Communication (11 December 2019) and sets out guiding principles and policy recommendations for Commissioner Urpilainen, to ensure the European Green Deal delivers for people in the EU’s partner countries, the climate and biodiversity.

Recommendations cover EU actions on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Convention on Biodiversity, the Renewed Partnership and the Comprehensive Strategy with Africa, funding the transition and programming the Neighbourhood, Development & International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI).

The paper sets out principles to guide action to ensure the European Green Deal delivers for people in the EU's partner countries, the climate and biodiversity: policy coherence for sustainable development, climate and environment mainstreaming, a human-rights based approach, gender equality, and inclusiveness and participation.

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Latest Publications

  • Letter to European Commission on industrial transformation

    CAN Europe calls upon the Commission to build policy frameworks that guarantee economy-wide transformations that meet several environmental objectives.
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