05.07.2018 | Reports & Briefs

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.

17.06.2018 | Reports & Briefs

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.

11.06.2018 | Reports & Briefs

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).

22.05.2018 | Reports & Briefs

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.

Download our briefing here:
pdf Briefing Paper: How National Energy and Climate Plans can set Paris in motion in every country (May 2018) (387 KB)

17.05.2018 | Reports & Briefs

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.

08.04.2018 | Reports & Briefs

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.

29.03.2018 | Reports & Briefs

The UNFCCC Talanoa Dialogue opens this year a crucially important window of opportunity to galvanise global urgent action on climate change that must not be wasted. In this paper CAN Europe outlines our recommendations for the European Union for the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue.

pdf CAN Europe briefing on the EU and the Talanoa Dialogue (57 KB)

09.02.2018 | Reports & Briefs

The EU budget can serve the achievement of 2030 climate and energy targets in line with the Paris Agreement.

12.12.2017 | Reports & Briefs

In this briefing, CAN Europe explains why sticking to a 27% renewable energy target would put the brakes on the energy transition in the EU and why the target needs to be raised to at least 45%.

06.12.2017 | Reports & Briefs

‘More for more’: How the EU budget can serve the achievement of 2030 climate and energy targets in line with the Paris Agreement.

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