09.11.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

Ahead of the vote of the two lead-committees of the European Parliament on the EU recovery fund, MEPs call for an exclusion of fossil fuels – including gas – from EU public funds, especially the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), in a cross-party letter.

29.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

Green 10 members are calling on the European Parliament to exclude fossil fuels from the EU recovery fund, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, ahead of a key vote in the Economic and Budget committees.

29.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

CAN Europe on behalf of member groups in France, Germany and Spain urged the European Commission to take all the necessary measures to ensure all national and EU recovery funding is truly delivering on climate action and the ecological transition.

28.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

To EU Energy and Climate Ministers, 27 October 2020

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change with over 170 member organisations active in 38 European countries, representing over 1.500 NGOs. ClientEarth is an environmental law charity with offices in London, Brussels, Warsaw, Madrid, Berlin and Beijing. ClientEarth uses the power of the law to protect people and the planet. Friends of the Earth Europe is the European branch of the world's largest grassroots environmental network, Friends of the Earth International. It includes 32 national organisations and thousands of local groups in Europe.

27.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

In view of the discussions on the own-initiative report “The impact on the fishing sector of offshore wind farms and other renewable energy systems” (2019/2158(INI)) in the parliament, we would like to present our views on this topic. Climate change hits our ocean and seas strongly. The rising concentration of greenhouse gas emissions is having a double impact on our ocean and seas: it is driving up water temperatures and causing acidification, which interact to the detriment of marine ecosystems. Warmer and more acidic seawater will negatively affect fishery and aquaculture.

19.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

This letter from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) CSO Reference Group sets out key priorities for OECD DAC members on reforming climate finance to support resilient, Paris-aligned recovery in developing countries and to support their implementation of the Paris Agreement, ahead of their October High Level Meeting.

07.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

Ahead of the European Council’s discussion on the ambition level of the new 2030 climate target, a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities and NGOs published a joint letter calling on the EU leaders to agree on the most ambitious target level. Signed by 47 organisations representing over 2.700 cities, 330 regions, €62 trillion in investment portfolio, more than 800 companies and 330 NGOs, the joint letter clearly expresses the desire of European stakeholders to have the EU’s 2030 climate target substantially increased.Building on the recent proposal from the European Commission, the signatories hope European Member States will improve what is proposed, and in particular call for decisive action to remove emissions through Nature Based Solutions to come on top of the needed strong emission reductions in other sectors.

Click here to download the letter  pdf Final version October HAC letter on EU 2030 Climate Target (690 KB)

05.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

With this appeal, we would like to turn to you ahead of the European Council on 15-16 October that will be decisive for European climate ambition and the Green Recovery of our economies.

05.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

The undersigned CSO networks call on EU leaders to reverse cuts to EU budget funds for partner countries and reinforce solidarity with crisis-affected people.

09.09.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

We are deeply concerned about the position taken by the European Parliament's REGI Committee in the negotiations on the Just Transition Fund (JTF), proposing to subsidise new fossil gas investments. The European Commission’s own scenarios for a long term strategy that would see the EU hitting carbon neutrality by 2050 would see demand for fossil gas reduce to 4% in the next 3 decades.

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