01.02.2014 | CAN Europe Positions

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).

31.10.2013 | CAN Europe Positions

CAN Europe calls upon the European Union (EU) to recognise that its commitment to making a fair contribution to the effort to avoid dangerous climate change means that it should reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions by at least 95% by 2050 below 1990 levels. Only the upper end of the EU's 2050 commitment to reduce emissions by 80% to 95% will allow the EU to make a fair and safe contribution to keeping global average temperature rise below 2°C.

09.10.2013 | CAN Europe Positions

Europe lacks a vision for its future power grid. The view of Environmental NGOs on grid development in Europe

18.09.2013 | CAN Europe Positions

Recommendations for proper reform and design of support schemes for renewable energy technologies in Europe

30.01.2013 | CAN Europe Positions

CAN Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe call for a binding 2030 energy savings target alongside binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energies.

31.10.2012 | CAN Europe Positions

CAN Europe calls upon the EU to recognize its historical responsibility and increase the ambition of its current and long-term climate and energy targets and policies. Only when achieving the upper end of the 80%-95% emission reduction target in 2050 (as indicated in the European Commission’s Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 20504 ) will the EU be able to take its responsibility to avoid dangerous climate change.

31.10.2012 | CAN Europe Positions

The European Union, its economy and the international community need binding, coherent and more ambitious 2020 and post-2020 EU climate and energy targets.

28.07.2012 | CAN Europe Positions

CAN Europe recommends using half of the auctioning revenues for international climate finance, and the other half for domestic climate finance.

16.02.2010 | CAN Europe Positions

European NGOs have always endorsed an emission trading system based on 100% auctioning of allowances as the best way to generate a visible carbon price through the production and consumption chain.

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