With over 60% of EU’s renewable energy coming from bioenergy (only partly subject to sustainability criteria and greenhouse gas accounting), the Renewable Energy Directive has only partially helped achieving the EU’s energy and climate goals. Without appropriate planning and safeguards, some large-scale renewable energy deployment has also caused negative environmental impacts.
CAN Europe ETS reform position for post-2020 contains detailed recommendations on the following topics:
The gap between the need for adaptation and loss and damage finance, and the current finance provided or committed is large and growing. This briefing paper identifies a number of potential new sources of climate finance. Some of these “new” sources of finance have been under discussion for a number of years, including by the High Level Advisory Group on Finance, the Leading Group on Innovative Finance and others.
CAN Europe's pdf CAN ETS reform priorities after Paris (147 KB) includes the following main points:
CAN Europe, the EEB, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF released a joint NGOs response on the Energy Efficiency Directive Review consultation.
To secure a strong outcome in Paris that facilitates ambitious climate action on the ground, a key pillar will be a “finance package” that covers both the pre- and the post-2020 period. Developed countries will have to demonstrate how they are meeting past promises (in particular the $100bn target). For the period after 2020, strong provisions on finance in the Paris Agreement are needed to enable developing countries to enhance their ambition beyond what they can do on their own, laying out the mitigation potential that could be unlocked with scaled-up financial resources. Also, developing countries, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable countries, will require increasing amounts of financial support to adapt to a changing climate and cope with the impacts. This submission outlines the Climate Action Network’s view on the main elements of this finance package for Paris.
On May 5th 2016 the Council and the European Parliament have come to a compromise on the Market Stability Reserve (MSR). CAN Europe called for strong improvements and some of them were incorporated.
This document represents the agreed position on the Reform of the Energy Community. We call for the Energy Community to include a functioning enforcement mechanism. We demand that the EU’s environmental and social standards are applied across the Energy Community countries.
As part of a wider European modernization effort of competition rules, the European Commission is reviewing their (binding) guidelines on state-aid for environmental protection. The new guidelines will be published and enter into operation by mid 2014, after the last round of public consultation (opened on December 18th for 8 weeks, until February 14th).