Sixteen outdated coal power plants in the Western Balkans are a public health and economic liability for the whole of Europe, with people in the EU bearing the majority of the health impacts and costs, according to the new report by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Sandbag, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network and Europe Beyond Coal.
This briefing concerns the draft EU Long-Term Strategy. It explains that while setting a net zero by 2050 target would be a clear improvement as compared to the current roadmap, it would likely not be sufficient to meet the EU’s fair share of efforts to keep temperature rise below 1.5°C.
On June 14th 2018, the European Commission (DG DEVCO and ECHO) and the European External Action Services (EEAS) launched their proposed Regulation for external action funding in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework.
This policy paper identifies the main shortcomings of the current proposals regarding the next long term EU budget for the period 2021-2027 (Multiannual Financial Framework) and makes recommendations to ensure that the EU budget becomes fully climate-friendly.
In November 2016, the European Commission, as part of the 'Clean Energy for all Europeans' package, published a set of four legislative documents that were meant to set out the structures and rules of a more integrated future energy market, the so-called market design files.
The aim of this publication is to examine which EU Member States are willing to increase their climate action and tackle the gap between the goals of the Paris Agreement and current greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts in the EU.
The Paris Agreement calls upon all its signatories to communicate “long term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies” by 2020, which is the same deadline for when countries will have to re-submit their short term climate targets (NDCs).
EU Member States are, through the new ‘Governance of the Energy Union Regulation’, required to develop ten year Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).
With the word ‘integrated’, the NECPs present a new regime in EU Climate and Energy Policy making. The European Union’s credibility in the international climate policy arena depends heavily on its capacity to make a coherent contribution. However, the current EU climate and energy policy regime is not driving transformative change.
This biefing paper presents our proposals to improve the current NECPs.
This briefing describes the main element of the EC proposal for the EU budget 2021-2027, also called Multiannual Financial Framework, assesses its climate performance and develops recommendations for the upcoming legislative proposals.
This report shows that energy intensive industry sectors have been among the slowest in the European Union (EU) to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and invest in solutions to decarbonise and maintain technological leadership.