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  • Letter to MEPs on the election of the President of the Commission

    15.07.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers
    Dear Member of the European Parliament, 
     
    Congratulations on your successful election.
     
    You will have your first opportunity to vote to defend climate tomorrow Tuesday, when the Parliament is expected to vote on the election of the President of the Commission.
     
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  • Letter to EU environment ministers on EU climate ambition ahead of their informal meeting in July

    04.07.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Minister,

    On 11 July, you will be meeting in Helsinki to discuss EU climate ambition ahead of the United Nations Secretary General Climate Action Summit in September. This is a unique opportunity for the EU to announce its determination to step up its commitments under the Paris Agreement and resume its position as a global climate leader, by announcing the EU is ready to enhance its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Climate Action Network

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  • Polish, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian governments block EU climate ambition

    20.06.2019 | Press Releases

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels today failed to agree to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 and to commit to revising the EU’s 2030 climate target, due to a veto from the Polish, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian governments.

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  • EU on track to reach agreement on net zero emissions by 2050 this week

    17.06.2019 | Press Releases

    Strong support from progressive countries key to a successful outcome

    Brussels, 17th June 2019, for immediate release

    Feeling the pressure from the public, and in particular from young people, EU governments are getting closer to reaching an agreement on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and on raising the EU’s 2030 climate target [1]. With only a few Central European governments still on the fence [2], the decision can be made already at the upcoming EU Heads

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  • Letter from UN Secretary General urging EU leaders to ramp up climate action

    17.06.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers

    In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk leaked by the media last week, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged EU leaders to adopt a long-term vision for a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 and commit to increasing the EU's 2030 climate target to 55 percent reductions in emissions.

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  • Briefing: the battle over the EU's climate ambition

    11.06.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    This briefing shows that since the beginning of 2018, 22 EU Member States in total have signed on numerous statements calling for increasing efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Only six Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia have decided not to join any of the declarations in support for more climate action so far.

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  • CAN Europe 2018 Annual Report

    19.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    To be called the “great platform to engage in the climate debate” that “improves our impact at national level” and provides “support, information and inspiration” compliments our entire Network and will continue to drive our shared effort to live up to such high accolades at this time of growing climate urgency.

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  • Defenders, Delayers or Dinosaurs: where do EU political groups stand on climate change?

    17.04.2019 | Press Releases

    Centre and conservative parties of the current European Parliament have failed to treat climate change with the urgency it demands, according to a new ranking published today by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe. At the same time, national champions in these groups demonstrate that centre and conservative parties can play a

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  • Defenders, Delayers, Dinosaurs. Ranking of EU political groups and national parties on climate change

    10.04.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The report “Defenders, Delayers, Dinosaurs: Ranking of EU political groups and national parties on climate change” assesses the voting behaviour of current MEPs in relation to climate and energy issues.

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  • COP24 outcome misses urgency of climate breakdown

    15.12.2018 | Press Releases

    As the COP24 climate summit comes to an end, it is clear that governments have failed to adequately respond to the catastrophic impacts of climate change that were highlighted in the landmark IPCC report on 1.5°C. Based on a now widely operational Paris Agreement the next two years need to be used to build far-reaching transformational partnerships and reach the level of ambition science makes clear is necessary.

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  • COP24: strong agreement on increasing climate targets still missing

    14.12.2018 | Press Releases

    As the COP24 climate summit draws to a close, negotiators are still struggling to agree on a significant commitment to strengthen all countries’ climate pledges by 2020.

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  • EU joins a call for greater ambition at COP24

    12.12.2018 | Press Releases

    Today at the COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland a coalition of countries, including the EU, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, committed to increase their climate targets by 2020. The commitment is a response to the findings of the landmark IPCC 1.5°C report.

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  • CCPI: European countries fail to take adequate climate action

    09.12.2018 | Press Releases

    The Climate Change Performance Index 2019 (CCPI), published today at the climate summit COP24 by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute and Climate Action Network (CAN) shows that three years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, none of the 56 evaluated countries nor the EU are doing enough to achieve the temperature goals agreed in Paris. Countries must urgently increase their targets and scale up action to implement

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  • Unique ‘Coalition for Higher Ambition’ calls upon the EU to step up at COP24

    08.12.2018 | Press Releases

    As the first week of this year’s climate summit COP24 draws to a close, a unique gathering of businesses, investors, local authorities, trade unions and NGOs are calling upon EU Ministers arriving at the COP next week to commit to significantly increase the current EU climate commitments by 2020, in order to secure a successful outcome of the summit.

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  • CAN Europe employee denied entry to Poland to participate in COP24

    07.12.2018 | Press Releases

    Updated on 8 December 2018, 1.30am: Just before Zanna was put on the train back to Vienna, the Polish government recognised its mistake and allowed her to enter Poland. At the moment, we dont have information about the other activists who have been denied entry and/or deported.

    CAN Europe’s Climate Ambition Project Coordinator, Zanna Vanrenterghem has been denied entry

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  • Poland wins Fossil of the Day Award at COP24

    04.12.2018 | Press Releases

    The host of this year’s UN climate summit COP24, Poland won the shameful Fossil of the Day Award from Climate Action Network International today. The dubious award was handed down to Poland for promoting coal interests and turning a blind eye to the need to ramp up climate pledges by 2020.

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  • COP24 starts with bold statements on the need to increase climate action

    03.12.2018 | Press Releases

    EU leaders of Austria, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Spain attending the climate summit COP24 have recognized that further climate action is necessary to reach the 1.5°C temperature goal set out in the Paris Agreement.

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  • COP24: first deadline for the Paris Agreement

    30.11.2018 | Press Releases

    Success requires EU leadership

    On 2 December, government leaders will gather in Katowice, Poland, for the COP24 climate summit, where all countries of the world, including all EU Member States, need to commit to adopting higher 2030 climate targets by 2020; agree on the Paris rulebook, which will govern how the landmark agreement will be implemented; and provide adequate support for developing countries. To stay below 1.5°C in line with the landmark IPCC report,

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  • European Commission takes a step forward on climate change

    28.11.2018 | Press Releases

    The proposal to upgrade the EU’s long-term target to net zero emissions by 2050 included in the draft Long-Term EU Climate Strategy released by the European Commission today is an important step forward, but it is likely not enough to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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  • Judging the EU climate strategy: Will it be enough to prevent the worst climate breakdown?

    26.11.2018 | Press Releases

    The European Commission is expected to publish its proposal for a long-term EU climate strategy on Wednesday, 28 November. This proposal will set the stage for negotiations among European governments about how much the EU should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and what action it should take to make sure it achieves the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. The IPCC’s recent report says that the next 12 years are

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Contact

ULRIIKKA

Ulriikka Aarnio in Brussels
International Climate Policy Coordinator
ulriikka/at/caneurope.org
+32 2894 4674

Latest Publications on UN Climate Negotiations

  • Letter to MEPs on the election of the President of the Commission

    Dear Member of the European Parliament,    Congratulations on your successful election.   You will have your first opportunity to vote to defend climate tomorrow Tuesday, when the Parliament is expected to vote on the election of the President of the Commission.  
  • Letter to EU environment ministers on EU climate ambition ahead of their informal meeting in July

    Dear Minister, On 11 July, you will be meeting in Helsinki to discuss EU climate ambition ahead of the United Nations Secretary General Climate Action Summit in September. This is a unique opportunity for the EU to announce its determination to step up its commitments under the Paris Agreement and resume its position as a global climate leader, by announcing the EU is ready to enhance its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Climate Action Network Europe is calling on the EU to increase its 2030 domestic greenhouse emission reduction target to at least 65% compared to 1990 emissions.
  • Polish, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian governments block EU climate ambition

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels today failed to agree to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 and to commit to revising the EU’s 2030 climate target, due to a veto from the Polish, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian governments.
  • EU on track to reach agreement on net zero emissions by 2050 this week

    Strong support from progressive countries key to a successful outcome Brussels, 17th June 2019, for immediate release Feeling the pressure from the public, and in particular from young people, EU governments are getting closer to reaching an agreement on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and on raising the EU’s 2030 climate target [1]. With only a few Central European governments still on the fence [2], the decision can be made already at the upcoming EU Heads of State and Government meeting in Brussels on 20-21 June.
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