To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the European Union needs to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. EU funds must support the decarbonization of all sectors by developing zero-carbon processes and products, enable the just transition, establish a genuine circular economy and foster a transition towards sustainable food systems.
This briefing, prepared by seven civil society organisations (European Environmental Bureau, Finance Watch, CAN Europe, WWF Europe, Greentervention, Positive Money Europe, Fondation Nicolas Hulot), welcomes Mrs von der Leyen’s proposal for an ambitious European Green Deal and calls on the new Commission President to equip the proposal with a financing framework equal to the task.
The report reveals that none of the EU countries provide a comprehensive overview of their fossil fuel subsidies nor a concrete plan to phase them out in their draft NECPs, despite having committed to end fossil fuel subsidies ten years ago through the G20.
Kömür kullanımının yöre halkına, hava, toprak, su ve iklimimize muazzam bedelleri çoğu zaman kolayca gözle görülmüyor ya da ayrı ayrı başlıklar altında ele alınıyor. Bu da genelde, bilerek ya da bilmeyerek, sadece bu durum karşısındaki tavrımızı ve karar alma süreçlerini bulanıklaştırmaya yarıyor.
This study pulls together the many pieces of the enormous puzzle often referred to as externalities of coal exploitation, yet another term blurring our appreciation of the entire toll we all pay for continued reliance on coal - in Mugla and elsewhere.
Coordinated by SDG Watch Europe and launched at the UN High Level Political Forum on the SDGs in July 2019, this report shadows the EU's own assessment of its progress on Agenda 2030 by looking at the negative externalities and spill-over effects of EU policies in developing countries.
This briefing shows that since the beginning of 2018, 22 EU Member States in total have signed on numerous statements calling for increasing efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Only six Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have decided not to join any of the declarations in support for more climate action so far.
As the world’s largest international climate finance contributor, the EU should lead the way in clear, transparent and coherent accountability standards and reporting requirements.
New report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal. The draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of 21 EU Member States which still use coal for electricity generation show that only eight are committed to phasing out coal by 2030.