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ContourGlobal abandons plan for new Kosovo coal power plant, making way for transition to renewables

18.03.2020 | Press Releases

ContourGlobal, a power generator, has announced today that it has abandoned its plans to construct a 500-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Kosovo. It’s the third such project in the region to be canceled in the last six months.

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CAN Europe's reaction to the Circular Economy Action Plan

11.03.2020 | Press Releases

The European Commission launched its Circular Economy Action Plan today. Instead of silos, circular economy and industrial decarbonisation should be treated as two sides of the same coin: helping Europe’s industry sector achieve climate neutrality.

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The EU Industrial Strategy sadly lacks the promised mobilisation for industrial transformation

10.03.2020 | Press Releases

The European Commission has unveiled its new EU industrial strategy. Given the significant climate impacts coming from industry, the Commission missed the chance to land the Green Deal in the strategy and ensure deep reductions in industrial emissions, a key step to achieve climate neutrality.

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EU’s industrial strategy must serve climate neutrality, not undermine it

09.03.2020 | Op-eds

The EU Industrial Strategy, to be presented by the European Commission this week, will be a litmus test on the willingness of the EU executive to land the European Green Deal in the real world, writes Sophie Rigaudie.

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Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and a Just Transition Mechanism: Short on climate neutrality

19.03.2020 | Reports & Briefs

The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP) is the financial arm of the European Green Deal, created for financing European economies’ transition to zero-carbon emissions and expected to mobilise at least €1 trillion over the next decade. A key element of the plan is the creation of a Just Transition Mechanism...

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Recommendations to increase the climate ambition of the next EU budget

12.12.2019 | Reports & Briefs

To make the proposed European Green Deal a reality, the EU must agree on an EU budget that supports climate neutrality and uses 40% of its funds to support climate action.

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New report on draft NECPs progress: the clock is ticking!

28.11.2019 | Reports & Briefs

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...

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Campaigns & Projects

People's Climate Case

People’s Climate Case is the litigation action initiated by 10 families from Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Kenya, Fiji, and the Saami Youth Association Sáminuorra. Their homes, livelihoods, traditional family occupation and culture are affected by climate change and they are taking the EU institutions to court to protect their fundamental rights and to prevent dangerous climate change.

The plaintiffs are accompanied by a broad range of NGOs, scientists and citizens, including Climate Action Network, Europe’s largest NGO coalition working on climate and energy issues, with over 160 member organisations in more than 35 European countries.

For more information: https://peoplesclimatecase.caneurope.org/

Cost of Coal in Turkey

Behind the notion of "externalities", the often overlooked, real costs of coal power production are paid with human life, social, economic and cultural assets, ecosystem destruction and climate change. With its coal production facilities and three coal-fired power plants, the province of Muğla in Turkey has become an open-air laboratory that exposes the impacts and dangers of coal, and reveals its alternatives.

CAN Europe conducted a comprehensive study that indicates that we can put an end to the costs that are generally defined as “externalities” and disregarded in the coal-based energy production policies and investments, pointing out to available alternatives.

For more information: http://costsofcoal.caneurope.org/index.html

Unify: Bringing the EU together on Climate Action

“Unify: Bringing the EU together on climate action” aims to facilitate the effective and early transition of Member States across Europe to low carbon and resilient economies by unifying three key policy opportunities: programming of EU funds, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and national and the EU’s Long Term Strategies.

For more information: https://unify.caneurope.org/

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