This briefing provides an assessment of the European Commission proposal ‘The EU budget powering the recovery plan for Europe’ and analyses a number of new and revised pieces of legislation for the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-27 and Next Generation EU 2021-24.
The report coordinated by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and ZERO looks into the final National energy and Climate Plans of 15 Member States and assesses how much final NECPs are improved compared to the draft ones and analyses the opportunities and gaps arising from the final NECPs. The report indicates that a number of countries made some improvements in their final NECPs, both in terms of targets and of policies and measures. However, these improvements are not enough to catalyse the energy transition required to achieve the long term objective of the Paris Agreement.
You can download the report here: pdf Opportunities and Gaps in Final NECPs (2.36 MB)
This document sets out principles and recommendations for climate and environment mainstreaming in the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), which is part of the EU budget.
COVID-19 hit European citizens and the economy very hard. Today, Europe is facing an unprecedented economic shock. Governments are taking bold steps to alleviate negative impacts on society and to prevent a collapse of the economy. Europe is facing a recession and the EU and Member States are developing measures aimed at longer-term economic recovery.
The economic measures currently being developed are much needed in the fight against the health and economic crises provoked by the coronavirus. However, they also represent an opportunity for EU Member States to address both the economic and climate crises by putting the transition to climate neutrality at the heart of these recovery measures.
This media briefing discusses how economic recovery packages can support the early transition to low carbon economies in Europe. In addition, it looks into the EU’s Long Term Strategy, the coherence between the EU’s and Member States’ national Long Term Strategies and how the ambition level of these strategies can be increased with sustainable stimulus packages, aimed at achieving the Paris Agreement goals.
You can download the briefing here : pdf EU and National Long Term Strategies (378 KB)
The report "Funding climate and energy transition in the EU: the untapped potential of regional funds" shows that in the current EU budget cycle 2014-2020, only an average of 9,7% of Cohesion Policy (infrastructure relevant) funding has been invested in clean energy solutions. It also includes country assessments for Estonia, France, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland. These country assessments are unveiling that main beneficiaries of the EU budget, particularly CEE and Southern European regions are also the ones that spend the least on clean energy infrastructure.
Global Coal Plant Tracker’a (Küresel Kömür Santrali Takipçisi-GCPT) göre 2019 yılı, kömüre dayalı elektrik üretimine dair tüm belli başlı büyüme göstergelerinde büyük düşüş görülen ardı ardına dördüncü yıl olarak kayda geçti.
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.
İklim krizinin mevcut düzeyi göz önünde tutulduğunda, düşük-karbonlu bir ekonomiye küresel geçiş, seçenek olmaktan ziyade acil bir zorunluluk. IPCC 1,5°C özel raporuna (SR15) göre, küresel sıcaklık artışını Paris Anlaşması uyarınca 1,5°C ile sınırlandırmak için hızlıca eyleme geçmek gerekiyor. Bu ise enerji arz ve talebinde önemli değişiklikler gerektiriyor.
To make the proposed European Green Deal a reality, the EU must agree on an EU budget that supports climate neutrality and uses 40% of its funds to support climate action.