As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across Europe, citizens worry about their health and that of their loved ones, and also about the impacts on their jobs and livelihoods. During this time of crisis, which is putting many people's livelihoods at risk, it is essential that our leaders issue a strong response, helping to alleviate the uncertainty, especially for the most vulnerable. This response must address the immediate health, social and economic urgency, in a way that improves the resilience of our economy towards crisis and well-being of people and nature.
While Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcome the progress of the ENTSOs in view of stakeholder engagement and their willingness to include a carbon budget into their modelling, we are very concerned about the current set of scenarios.
Today, CAN Europe, CEE Bankwatch and WWF networks are publishing a letter co-signed by national NGOs, cities, regions and business associations calling for the EU institutions to ensure that cohesion policy excludes fossil fuel subsidies in order to support a sustainable and just transition to climate neutrality.
This is a joint letter from a number of European Civil Society Networks to Members of the European Parliament ahead of the crucial Projects on Common Interest, to be voted on in ITRE Wednesday 22/1/2020 ar 10am, asking them to exclude fossil gas projects.
This is a joint letter from a number of European Civil Society Networks to Heads of State and Government ahead of European Council on 12-13 December, asking them to safeguard funding for Heading VI (external action).
Ahead of Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 8 November, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe called on Ministers to adopt an ambitious and forward-thinking position on climate finance for the UNFCCC COP25. The EU has a crucial role to play in advancing climate finance issues, to build trust between countries, and to support governments to implement ambitious nationally determined contributions.
We are disappointed that the European Union knowingly missed the opportunity to boost global climate ambition by deciding not to announce an increase of the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
On 11 July, you will be meeting in Helsinki to discuss EU climate ambition ahead of the United Nations Secretary General Climate Action Summit in September. This is a unique opportunity for the EU to announce its determination to step up its commitments under the Paris Agreement and resume its position as a global climate leader, by announcing the EU is ready to enhance its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Climate Action Network Europe is calling on the EU to increase its 2030 domestic greenhouse emission reduction target to at least 65% compared to 1990 emissions.
In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk leaked by the media last week, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged EU leaders to adopt a long-term vision for a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 and commit to increasing the EU's 2030 climate target to 55 percent reductions in emissions.