With the current level of the climate crisis, a global transition to a low-carbon economy is an urgent necessity, rather than an option. According to the IPCC 1.5°C special report (SR15), rapid action is needed to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement. This will require key changes in energy supply and demand to be effected in a just manner. Learn how.
The report “The clock is ticking: Insights into progress made by Member States so far in improving their draft NECPs” sheds light on the progress Member States have made until now with improving their draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). This includes the extent to which they have implemented the European Commission’s recommendations issued in June this year, and whether they plan to go beyond those.
The transition to a climate-neutral economy means learning new skills, innovating and implementing new technologies, renewing our infrastructure and cutting dependence on fossil fuels.
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.