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03.01.2016 | Reports & Briefs

The Paris Agreement will not solve the climate crisis single-handedly, but it is so far the most important step the world has taken to tackle it. It signals an end to fossil fuels and a shift to 100% renewables. It creates firm foundations for more ambitious climate policies all over the world.

09.12.2015 | Reports & Briefs

If we want to have a likely chance to stay below 2°, and preserve the possibility to stay below 1.5°, as agreed in Cancun, we need to phase out all fossil fuels by 2050. However, fossil fuel subsidies are a major obstacle to full decarbonisation. Despite the enormous threat climate change poses, countries keep subsidizing fossil fuels to the tune of USD 600-1000 billion a year.

04.12.2015 | Reports & Briefs

This report by Greenpeace UK and CAN Europe assesses the impact that the 22 EU member states that still rely on coal power have on Europe’s ability to ensure that climate change is limited to below 2°C.

03.12.2015 | Reports & Briefs

New analysis finds fossil fuel subsidies exceed Green Climate Fund support 40 to 1
Activists to demonstrate at Paris climate talks, demanding Parties Stop Funding Fossils

29.11.2015 | Reports & Briefs

This briefing highlights the most important positive steps governments and local authorities are taking to move beyond coal. 

23.11.2015 | Reports & Briefs

CAN Europe’s analysis of climate pledges in Southeast Europe.

14.11.2015 | Reports & Briefs

In this briefing, we describe the most important coal subsidy streams in Europe. We also single out the biggest culprits when it comes to state involvement and support, and we explain the (changing) role of the international (financial) institutions in the coal economy.

14.10.2015 | Reports & Briefs

This briefing describes the coal threat in in Southeastern Europe but will also explain why the many coal projects are doomed to fail – either in the planning stage or when realised.

15.09.2015 | Reports & Briefs

The EU’s carbon budget for the period 2021-2030 can vary by a staggering 6 billion tonnes. This gap is the result of important policy decisions that have been postponed for after the Paris climate summit, reveals new research by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

03.09.2015 | Reports & Briefs

The four EU Member States that are part of the G20 have spent nearly three times as much on fossil fuel subsidies as on climate finance. The EU, also a member of the G20, has spent six times as much on subsidizing fossil fuels as it has on climate finance.

Latest Publications

  • NGO letter on the long term climate strategy ahead of the Competitiveness Council

    In this letter, NGOs Climate Action Network Europe, Carbon Market Watch, E3G - Third Generation Environmentalism, European Environmental Bureau, Sandbag and WWF European Policy Office call upon EU Economy and Industry Ministers to: Endorse the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy and support an EU long-term climate target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040; Call upon the European Commission to present a new and integrated EU industrial climate strategy for energy-intensive industries in support of a competitive, circular and net-zero emission heavy industry transition;  Recognise the immediate need to provide a policy framework which supports and incentivises the full decarbonisation and transformation of resource and energy-intensive industry sectors before 2050. NGO letter on the long term climate strategy ahead of the Competitiveness Council
  • Letter to REGI Committee on sustainable cohesion policy funding

    On 22 January 2019 and in February the REGI Committee will vote on the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) and on the European Regional Development Fund / Cohesion Fund Regulation (ERDF/CF) respectively. These two pieces of legislation will determine the shape and direction of Cohesion Policy post-2020.
  • NGO statement urging Turkish decision makers to step up at COP24

    More than 25 NGOs working in Turkey released a joint statement urging Turkish decision makers to focus on raising ambition, and reaping the benefits of a low-carbon just transition at COP24.
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