Letters to Policy Makers

Our European house is on fire. The climate action required to put it out is only meaningful through collective engagement across our continent. With this letter, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, urges the Heads of States and Governments of the European Union Council to take concrete measures to swiftly unlock the stalled progress of the EU accession negotiations, not only with North Macedonia and Albania but also with Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as with Kosovo. We will not achieve a climate-neutral Europe without full integration of the entire Western Balkans.

Read the full letter:  pdf Letter on EU accession policy and climate action (279 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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