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UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • 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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  • Briefing: EU Long Term Strategy and the Paris Agreement

    23.11.2018 | Reports & Briefs

    This briefing concerns the draft EU Long-Term Strategy. It explains that while setting a net zero by 2050 target would be a clear improvement as compared to the current roadmap, it would likely not be sufficient to meet the EU’s fair share of efforts to keep temperature rise below 1.5°C.

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  • Join CAN Europe events at the COP24 climate summit!

    27.11.2018 | Event & Actions

    This December government leaders will gather in Katowice, Poland, for the  COP24 climate summit. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will convene to advance implementation of the Paris Agreement. They are expected to commit to put forward higher 2030 climate targets by 2020, deliver a robust Paris Agreement rulebook and provide predictable and meaningful financial support for developing countries. Click to find out more on CAN Europe's side events.

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  • 10 EU countries call for raising the bar of the EU’s long term climate plan

    20.11.2018 | Press Releases

    In a letter to the European Commission sent last week, environment ministers representing 10 EU Member States have called upon the EU’s executive to clearly support a target of reducing emissions to net zero by 2050 and propose a higher 2030 target in the draft long-term climate strategy to be published on 28 November.

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  • 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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Contact

ULRIIKKA

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

Latest Publications on UN Climate Negotiations

  • 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.  
  • 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.
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