CAN Europe Publications on:

UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • EU supports a full phase out of emissions, but falls short of action to achieve it.

    18.09.2015 | Blogs

    CAN Europe calls for scaling up EU climate action ahead of the Paris climate summit

    The EU’s negotiating position for the global climate talks in Paris in December, adopted by its Environment Ministers today, calls for climate neutrality - a full phase out of all greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, it falls short of providing details on the EU’s contribution to achieve this.

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  • EU: Put your weight behind renewables

    18.09.2015 | Press Releases

    Call for 100% renewables for people and climate ahead of Paris talks

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  • Action: Call for 100% renewables ahead of Paris talks

    18.09.2015 | Event & Actions

    Today, outside the meeting of Europe’s Environment Ministers discussing the EU’s negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December, climate groups staged a symbolic ‘tug-of-war’ between polluting fossil fuels and renewable energy. They called for EU governments to join the side of citizens and build a 100% renewable future.

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  • The Pope puts pressure on EU Environment Ministers

    16.09.2015 | Press Releases

    Today’s meeting of Pope Francis with EU Environmental Ministers in the Vatican comes at a crucial moment, just two days before an extra Environment Council where EU Member States will adopt the EU’s position for the Paris climate summit in December.

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  • Gigatonne gap in the EU pledge for Paris climate summit

    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.

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  • Financing for resilient development: how to deal with the rising costs of climate change

    24.07.2015 | Op-eds

    In the aftermath of a disappointing Financing for Development summit in Addis Ababa, this opinion piece from Climate Action Network outlines what needs to be done on climate finance

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  • Serbia’s Contribution To The Paris Climate Agreement

    10.06.2015 | Op-eds

    A year ago devastating floods in Serbia exposed the country’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Until then the imperative to reduce harmful emissions of carbon was absent from the public debate and plans to develop the energy system largely based on coal. Will Serbian officials connect the dots and set ambitious climate goals as part of Serbia’s contribution to the Paris climate agreement expected to be announced this week?

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  • Media advisory on G7 Summit 7-8 June 2015

    04.06.2015 | Press Releases

    Climate and energy issues are on the agenda of the upcoming G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany. Chancellor Merkel has reserved the Monday morning (8 June from 0900 to 1030) for discussing the topics, as climate change is one of the key agenda items for her G7 Presidency. In particular, Merkel wants the G7 to contribute to the international climate negotiations in the run up to the UN climate summit in Paris, in December 2015.

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  • G7 climate pledges not in line with climate science

    02.06.2015 | Press Releases

    With Japan's cabinet agreeing on its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution today, now all G7 countries have announced their commitments to the Paris climate agreement to be signed at the end of the year. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe's analysis reveals that these commitments will in 2025 deliver only 19% of emission reductions in comparison to 1990. This is well below the 25%-40% reduction range that rich countries needed to commit to for 2020, if the world is to stay

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  • The US unveils its pledge for Paris climate talks

    31.03.2015 | Press Releases

    The US contribution to the Paris climate agreement, filed within the agreed deadline today, should provide impetus for global efforts to tackle climate change, according to Climate Action Network Europe.

    CAN Europe stresses that tackling climate crisis requires more ambition. The new report from the NewClimate Institute shows beyond doubt considerable additional benefits of scaling up climate action.

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  • The EU’s climate pledge for the Paris agreement sets a low standard for other emitters

    06.03.2015 | Press Releases

    Today the EU’s environment ministers signed off the EU’s commitment towards the Paris agreement on climate change. According to Climate Action Network Europe and its over 120 members, the EU’s announcement is a missed opportunity to set a high benchmark for all the pledges to the global deal.

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  • Member States and Commission in conflict over EU’s commitment to the Paris climate deal

    04.03.2015 | Press Releases

    On Friday, 6th March, the EU’s environment ministers will discuss and most likely decide upon the EU's commitment towards the Paris agreement on climate change. On behalf of over 120 members, Climate Action Network Europe highlights the causes of concern regarding attempts to dilute the EU’s pledge.

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  • Commission's Paris proposals useful, but insufficient

    25.02.2015 | Press Releases

    The European Commission’s proposals for the EU’s contribution to the Paris Climate Summit announced today advocate for a strong, legally binding outcome of the international climate negotiations. On behalf of over 120 organizations, Climate Action Network Europe welcomes the push for the legal form, but calls for more clarity on the amount of greenhouse gasses the EU will emit between 2021 and 2030.

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  • Positivity without pace: UN climate meeting finishes in good spirit and with plenty of work to do

    18.02.2015 | Blogs

    The gavel went down two hours earlier than the scheduled finishing time of the first UNFCCC meeting of 2015. It is difficult to tell whether this is good or bad, when we consider just how much work countries will have to do between now and the end of the year.

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  • G20 finance ministers urged to end subsidies for fossil fuels

    09.02.2015 | Press Releases

    39 non-governmental organizations urge the finance ministers attending today's G20 meeting in Istanbul to take immediate steps to eliminate subsidies for fossil fuels, and use these funds for climate action. 

    According to Climate Action Network Europe, one of the signatories of

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  • Lima climate talks postpone crucial decisions

    14.12.2014 | Press Releases

    More action required before the next climate summit in Paris

    At the end of the UN Climate Summit in Lima, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network Europe1 stated:

    "The limited progress that was achieved in Peru, in particular on the provision of financial support to poor countries to adapt to climate change, or repair the damages from extreme weather events, is a big let down after the positive signs

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  • Last days of COP20 in Lima: what the EU still has to get done

    10.12.2014 | Blogs

    Emissions reduction and climate finance, both before and after 2020 – these two hot topics in the international climate negotiations will absorb the EU high level representatives, who arrived to the negotiating table in Lima, Peru yesterday.

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  • EU wins the second place Fossil of the Day Award at COP20 in Lima

    05.12.2014 | Blogs

    During the UNFCCC Climate Summit in Lima yesterday, the European Union won the shameful second place Fossil of the Day Award. The dubious award was handed down to the EU after it called for a 10 year commitment period in the post-2020 international climate agreement.

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  • Europe can avoid the worst climate impacts if governments act

    07.11.2014 | Blogs

    The latest summary report from the IPCC launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last weekend tells some familiar stories. Dangerous climate change is already happening, here and now, and without action, it will get much worse. But the good news is that we still have time to deal with it before the impacts become catastrophic. 

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  • The Ban Ki-moon climate summit – What did it deliver?

    26.09.2014 | Blogs

    After the largest global people’s climate march in history, it would have been hard for most people to have overlooked the UN climate summit that took place in New York on Tuesday this week. What were the outcomes of this summit and will it be enough to set us on a pathway to avoiding dangerous climate change?

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Ulriikka Aarnio in Brussels
International Climate Policy Coordinator
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Latest Publications on UN Climate Negotiations

  • UN Climate Summit: opportunity to talk about new EU 2030 climate target

    Global leaders will descend on New York next Monday, 23 September for the much-anticipated UN Secretary General Climate Action Summit. The Summit is a chance for governments to answer the youth’s call for more action to tackle the climate emergency. They must do so by committing to enhance their inadequate 2030 climate targets.
  • Climate Urgency Plan for the EU

    Faced with the existential threat of devastating climate change impacts, CAN Europe expects the EU, its institutions and all Member States, to prioritise urgent action addressing the climate emergency with the aim of implementing the Paris Agreement's ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.
  • Rapid shift in land sector essential to stopping climate crisis

    The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today proves beyond doubt that stopping the climate crisis will not be possible without a radical change in our food production and consumption, and a much better protection of forests. To spur a rapid transformation in the land sector, the EU needs to urgently ramp up its 2030 climate target.
  • 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.  
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