Letters to Policy Makers

At the initiative of Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment committee of the European Parliament, the 'European alliance for a green recovery' was launched on 14 April. This alliance, which CAN Europe is part of, brings together 80 ministers, MEPs, CEOs, NGOs & Trade Unions. 

While acknowledging the imperious priority now is to address the health crisis, the statement calls for Green Recovery Investment Packages acting as "accelerators of the transition towards climate neutrality and healthy ecosystems in the longer term".

Read the full statement here:  pdf Green Recovery Call to Action & Signatories (124 KB)

Latest Publications

  • Coal is out. Are the Western Balkans in?

    Are EU member-states in Southeast Europe ready for timely and just transition beyond coal? For the Western Balkans, membership hopefuls, the question is how much longer can public subsidies and Chinese loans keep coal zombie alive at growing cost to health, livelihoods, and the environment?
  • Submission - Feedback on ENTSOS' Proposals for TYNDP 2022 Storylines

    Future energy infrastructure planning in Europe needs to be fully aligned with the Paris Agreement. CAN Europe recommends to increase variation of TYNDP 2022 storylines by assessing higher ambition of greenhouse gas emission reductions. In order to reach the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement, a trajectory towards net-zero emissions in 2040 should be assessed. Instead of primarily opposing “decentralised” and “global” solutions in the TYNDP 2022 storylines, at least one scenario should analyse how to prepare European energy infrastructure for a 100% renewable energy system in the most efficient way, combining the best out of both “decentralised” and “global” futures.
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