Reports & Briefings

The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP) is the financial arm of the European Green Deal, created for financing European economies’ transition to zero-carbon emissions and expected to mobilise at least €1 trillion over the next decade. A key element of the plan is the creation of a Just Transition Mechanism (JTM) aimed at supporting those carbon intensive regions of the EU - such as coal-mining areas - where moving to climate neutrality will be more complex.

However the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan provides hardly any new and additional financial resources, it is mainly repurposing and re-labelling existing funds which initially are very close to the claimed objectives. It continues to provide for harmful fossil fuel subsidies by promoting gas and the upgrades of fossil fuel based installations. And finally the plan omits to hold polluters to account by allowing countries to pay off coal plants for their eventual early closures.

Briefing paper:  pdf Just Transition and Sustainable Europe Investment Plan Briefing CAN Europe March 2020 (307 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.
See All: Climate & Energy Targets