CAN Europe Publications on:

UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • European Parliament’s Environment Committee urges EU’s to ratify Paris Agreement and raise its climate ambition

    08.09.2016 | Press Releases

    The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has today voted on a resolution on the upcoming COP22, urging the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement before the end of this year and calling for revision of its 2030 climate target in 2018.

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  • CAN Europe briefing on European Parliament Resolution on UNFCCC COP 22

    10.07.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    In this briefing CAN Europe stresses the EU's important role in maintaining the momentum created in Paris for strengthened climate action, and the European Parliament has a particular role in ensuring higher ambition in the EU. With a view to the debate in the Environment Committee on the COP22 Resolution this briefing outlines CAN Europe’s priorities after Paris and on the road to Marrakech.

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  • Letter to Environment Ministers: International Climate Negotiations, ETS funds, governance

    05.07.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe sent the following letter to Energy Ministers ahead of the Informal Environment Council on 12-13 July 2016

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  • EU moves ahead on Paris Agreement ratification

    10.06.2016 | Press Releases

    The proposal for ratification of the Paris Agreement published today by the European Commission ahead of original schedule reflects growing political will to secure a rapid ratification of the landmark Agreement in the EU.

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  • EU leaders must show greater ambition on climate action

    21.04.2016 | Op-eds

    To show leadership abroad, the EU must show its credentials through commitment to action. 2016 offers the perfect moment to do this, by pushing through a significant package of climate and energy legislation, write Montserrat Mir, Wendel Trio and Eliot Whittington.

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  • Turkey's woefully inefficient INDC

    20.04.2016 | Blogs

    Turkey submitted its Intended National Determined Contribution (INDC) in September 2015, just a couple of months before hosting the G20 Summit in Antalya.

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  • Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition on Paris ratification

    20.04.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    The following letter was sent to EU Heads of State and Government.

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  • Media advisory ahead of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony

    19.04.2016 | Press Releases

    A record number of over 150 countries will sign the Paris Agreement at a ceremony at UN headquarters on 22 April, keeping up the momentum on climate action. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, calls upon the EU leaders to walk the talk in honouring the Paris Agreement and ensure coherence between the Agreement's objectives and the EU's climate targets.

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  • EU Ministers call on the EU to live up to its Paris commitments

    04.03.2016 | Press Releases

    Many EU Environment Ministers discussing implications of the Paris Agreement for EU climate and energy policies today aacknowledged that the EU must ramp up its climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement signed last year.

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  • Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition on aligning EU policy with Paris

    01.03.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    The following letter was sent to EU Heads of State and Government, Climate and Environment Ministers, the European Commission and the European Parliament Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition.

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  • Our assessment of the Paris Agreement

    03.01.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The Paris Agreement will not solve the climate crisis single-handedly, but it is so far the most important step the world has taken to tackle it. It signals an end to fossil fuels and a shift to 100% renewables. It creates firm foundations for more ambitious climate policies all over the world.

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  • Paris agreement indicates a global shift from dirty energy

    12.12.2015 | Press Releases

    The new global climate agreement that has been finalized in Paris today sends a strong signal that we need to accelerate phasing out the use of fossil fuels. Lots of work remains to be done to increase climate action in the short term.

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  • EU wins Fossil of the Day Award at Paris climate talks for lack of ambition

    10.12.2015 | Press Releases

    As the 196 countries have entered the final stretch of the Paris climate talks today, the EU received the fossil of the day award from Climate Action Network. The award seeks to encourage EU leaders to walk the talk and push for the strongest climate agreement possible.

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  • Crunch time at COP21

    10.12.2015 | Blogs

    It is crunch time at COP21! Watch this short video with members of the CAN Europe team on the latest state of play of the negotiations. 

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  • Vive le Ratchet!

    08.12.2015 | Blogs

    Overheard in Paris: “I’m a bit caught up with a very complex ratchet mechanism. While this sounds unfortunately like an instrument of torture, the inclusion of an ‘ambition mechanism’ to progressively ‘ratchet up’ national targets has become a core test of the strength of the Paris Agreement. But through the somewhat-tortuous process of translating political will into legal text, will it fall foul of the guillotine as ministers and negotiators chop down the text in

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  • Climate Change Performance Index 2016

    08.12.2015 | Press Releases

    The millennium started with a lost decade in terms of climate protection and, as indicated in the eleventh edition of the pdf Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) (3.25 MB), global

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  • Agreement on the Financial Transaction Tax can help smooth the path towards a new climate deal in Paris

    07.12.2015 | Press Releases

    Rules for implementation of the Financial Transaction Tax, which are expected to be agreed upon by 11 EU Member States on the 7th or 8th of December, can open up a new and additional source of public climate finance. This would give a strong signal to developing countries that actions are taken to continue to increase public climate finance in a predictable way and thus smooth the path towards a new climate deal in Paris.

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  • Climate finance at COP21: where world views collide

    07.12.2015 | Blogs

    After six days of negotiations at the UN climate summit in Paris, the baton has been handed over to environment ministers who will begin high-level discussions this week. As anticipated, a number of troublesome issues continue to cause concern among Parties and NGOs as they work within the walls of Le Bourget conference centre. Among those issues is climate finance, an infamously controversial topic where the division between developed countries and developing countries is put under

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  • Ministers need to move off the 3-degree warming pathway

    07.12.2015 | Press Releases

    Early review of INDCs key to success for the Paris negotiations

    The Ministers attending the high-level segment of the UN climate talks in Paris starting today need to ensure that the Paris agreement does not lock us on a path to catastrophic 3°C warming.

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  • Former champion of climate action wins Fossil of the Day Award at COP21

    03.12.2015 | Press Releases

    Denmark’s government U-Turn on ambitious climate targets earned the country the shameful 1st place Fossil of the Day Award at the Paris climate summit today. The dubious award was handed down to Denmark for stating that it will reduce its ambitious climate targets and nearly halve financial support provided to empower developing countries in their efforts to tackle 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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