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UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • EU divided on the need to increase its 2030 climate target

    09.10.2018 | Press Releases

    15 EU environment ministers called today for increasing the EU’s climate target to limit warming to 1.5°C. The other ministers did not support such a commitment, turning their backs on the landmark IPCC report published yesterday.

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  • Leaked EU strategy at odds with new IPCC report on 1.5°C

    08.10.2018 | Press Releases

    In a draft long-term EU climate strategy leaked by the media today, the European Commission proposes three options for the EU’s long-term target: 80% emission reductions by 2050, reaching net zero emissions by 2070 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

    None of these targets reflect the urgency of action to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C enshrined

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  • Europe needs to step up climate action as scientists deliver unequivocal evidence for the need to stay below 1.5°C

    07.10.2018 | Press Releases

    One day ahead of the EU Environment Ministers meeting expected to adopt the EU’s position for the upcoming UN Climate Summit COP24, the world’s leading body of climate scientists gave strong scientific evidence for the need to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C. The new IPCC report, ordered and endorsed by all world’s governments, showed that many of the dire consequences of future warming can be avoided by respecting this limit. It also confirmed that it is still possible,

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  • Juncker’s State of the Union: what’s the plan for the climate?

    10.09.2018 | Press Releases

    Tomorrow’s State of the European Union address is a perfect opportunity for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to reveal the progress so far in the development of the new EU long-term climate strategy. Stating his support for reducing emissions to net zero at the latest by 2050 and keeping temperature rise to 1.5C would be an appropriate and timely response to the unprecedented heat waves and forest fires that we have witnessed over the summer and the

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  • 14 EU countries call for strong action to limit warming to 1.5°C

    25.06.2018 | Press Releases

    Paris-proof coalition expands and pushes for much more climate action

    Environment Ministers of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom meeting in Luxembourg today have called upon the EU to make significant further efforts to fight

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  • Ministerial on Climate Action: chance for climate leadership

    20.06.2018 | Press Releases

    The high-profile Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA), taking place on 20-21 June in Brussels and co-convened by the EU, China and Canada is one of the most important moments for global climate diplomacy this year. The three hosts, together with ministers representing more than 30 other major powers, are expected to advance discussions towards a successful outcome of the next climate summit COP24 in December 2018 in Poland.

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  • Off target: Ranking of EU countries’ ambition and progress in fighting climate change

    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.

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  • European business, local authorities and NGOs urge EU leaders to step up climate action

    12.06.2018 | Press Releases

    Today a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society groups, standing together as the Coalition for Higher Ambition, are calling upon EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon Europe and thus limit climate impacts and allow for improvements to public health, greater competitiveness for

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  • Statement of the Coalition for Higher Ambition

    12.06.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    A unique coalition of businesses, associations, investor groups, local and regional authorities, and civil society organisations have called upon EU Heads of State and Government to step up Europe's climate commitments.

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  • EU countries must step up to implement gender-responsive climate change policies

    05.06.2018 | Press Releases

    EU countries must step up to implement gender-responsive climate change policies, says a group of civil society organizations on the occasion of the European Development Days and World Environment Day.

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  • Seven EU countries form a coalition for climate ambition

    25.04.2018 | Press Releases

    Ministers in charge of climate change of France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Luxembourg meeting in Paris today have called for ensuring that the EU’s climate policies are in line with the Paris Agreement. For that reason, they recognized the need to develop a long term EU climate strategy which will spell out how to limit temperature rise to

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  • Talanoa Dialogue - the opportunity to make the Paris Agreement a reality

    09.04.2018 | Press Releases

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    At the upcoming Informal Environment Council on 10-11 April in Bulgaria, EU Ministers of Environment are expected to flesh out the bloc’s contribution to the UN Talanoa Dialogue - a Fijian word meaning an inclusive dialogue.

    The Talanoa Dialogue is an important international conversation which aims to help countries increase their climate pledges to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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  • CAN Europe letter ahead of the Informal Environment Council on 10-11 April

    29.03.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Brussels 29.3.2018

    Dear Minister for Environment,

    At the upcoming Informal Environment Council on 10-11 April in Sofia you have been invited to discuss the European Union’s contribution towards the international climate negotiations and in particular towards the UNFCCC Talanoa Dialogue.

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  • New climate strategy will set out a pathway to meet higher targets

    29.03.2018 | Op-eds

    Last week, EU leaders sent a clear message to the European Commission to ramp up its work to implement the Paris Agreement and accelerate the ongoing transition away from fossil fuels, writes Wendel Trio.

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  • CAN Europe briefing on the EU and the Talanoa Dialogue

    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.

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  • EU leaders call for a new EU strategy on how to implement the Paris Agreement

    22.03.2018 | Press Releases

    EU Heads of State and Government meeting in Brussels on 22-23 March have called upon the European Commission to urgently develop a draft of a new EU long-term climate strategy. The strategy needs to be ready by early 2019 and clearly lay out what the Paris Agreement commitments mean for the EU.

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  • Letter to President Juncker on transparency in the EU’s climate and energy planning and modelling

    01.02.2018 | Letters to Policy Makers

    1 February 2018

    It’s time for more transparency in the EU’s climate and energy planning and modelling

    Dear President Juncker,

    cc. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans,

    Our organisations represent a broad spectrum of interests in the sustainable transition of the EU’s energy system. We have a common concern about the level of transparency and public participation in the development of pathways that are coherent with the long-term

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  • One Planet Summit needs to boost EU climate action

    08.12.2017 | Press Releases

    The One Planet Summit, organized by French President Emmanuel Macron and taking place in Paris, France on 12 December will gather over 50 heads of state to celebrate the second year anniversary of the Paris Agreement and trigger new ambitious climate action [1].

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  • NGOs call for stronger EU – Africa alliance to fight climate change

    22.11.2017 | Press Releases

    Main civil society networks working on climate change in Europe and Africa have urged the leaders of the two continents to use the upcoming high-profile EU-Africa summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 29-30 November as an opportunity to strengthen their cooperation on tackling climate change.

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  • Finding climate ambition outside of Europe

    17.11.2017 | Op-eds

    Yesterday at the Bonn climate summit, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica underlined the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the support needed to rebuild a fully climate-resilient nation. Maeve McLynn describes how rich nations can help.

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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

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

    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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