Press Releases

US delegation at COP24 swimming against the tide on coal

Commenting on the US delegation side event promoting coal at COP24 today, Joanna Flisowska from CAN Europe said:

“By claiming that there is no conflict between burning coal and fighting climate change, the US delegation is swimming against the tide on coal. The time for coal is over. The majority of EU countries are either already coal free or have coal phase out dates set for 2030 the latest, others are discussing the coal phase out date. Air pollution, climate change policies and rapidly falling renewables costs are pushing coal-fired power plants to the brink. Attempts to clean up coal through CCS are doomed to fail as they are out of step with the economics.”

The US side event ‘U.S. Innovative Technologies Spur Economic Dynamism’ is taking place today at 13:15 at COP24, in room Wisla: https://seors.unfccc.int/seors/reports/events_list.html?session_id=COP%2024

ENDS

Contact:

Ania Drazkiewicz, CAN Europe Head of Communications, ania@caneurope.org, +32 494 525 738

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. With over 150 member organisations from 35 European countries, representing over 1.700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe.

Contact Communications

ANIA

Ania Drążkiewicz
Head of Communications
ania /at/ caneurope.org
Work: +32 2894 4675
Mobile: +32 494 525 738 

Nicolas

Nicolas Derobert
Communications Coordinator 
nicolas /at/ caneurope.org 
Work: +32 2894 4673
Mobile: +32 483 621 888

sv1

Stevan Vujasinović
Communications Coordinator for Southeast Europe
stevan /at/ caneurope.org 
Mobile: +381 (0)63 390 218

sv1

Goksen Sahin
Communications Coordinator
goksen /at/ caneurope.org 
Work: +32 2893 0827
Mobile: +32 468 453 920

CANEurope RT @SolarHeat_EU: Tomorrow, the @EP_Regional will vote on the budget for the EU's cohesion policy. It's a key moment to drop investment on…
9hreplyretweetfavorite
CANEurope Ireland, one of the least climate ambitious in the EU will be in the #court tomorrow as the hearings of the… https://t.co/MaTUukbzse
11hreplyretweetfavorite
CANEurope RT @SolarHeat_EU: Ambitious energy & climate plans #NECPs can only be achieved if EU funds serve #ClimateAmbition. @EP_Regional MEPs must a…
12hreplyretweetfavorite