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.
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)
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.
Ahead of Foreign Affairs Council on 16 May, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Oxfam EU, ACT Alliance EU, Conservation International and Wetlands International write to EU ministers to highlight how the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) can support developing countries to scale up climate and environmental action and support biodiversity, fostering sustainable development.
Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe supports a climate case initiated by 10 families from Europe and outside together with the Saami Youth Association from Sweden. The plaintiffs claim that the EU's 2030 target is not ambitious enough to protect their lives, livelihoods and fundamental rights from the worsening impacts of climate change.
The letter below is written by these families and the Saami youth asking you to put climate change in the heart of Future of Europe debate.