This letter from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) CSO Reference Group sets out key priorities for OECD DAC members on reforming climate finance to support resilient, Paris-aligned recovery in developing countries and to support their implementation of the Paris Agreement, ahead of their October High Level Meeting.
Ahead of the European Council’s discussion on the ambition level of the new 2030 climate target, a unique gathering of businesses, investor groups, local and regional authorities and NGOs published a joint letter calling on the EU leaders to agree on the most ambitious target level. Signed by 47 organisations representing over 2.700 cities, 330 regions, €62 trillion in investment portfolio, more than 800 companies and 330 NGOs, the joint letter clearly expresses the desire of European stakeholders to have the EU’s 2030 climate target substantially increased.Building on the recent proposal from the European Commission, the signatories hope European Member States will improve what is proposed, and in particular call for decisive action to remove emissions through Nature Based Solutions to come on top of the needed strong emission reductions in other sectors.
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With this appeal, we would like to turn to you ahead of the European Council on 15-16 October that will be decisive for European climate ambition and the Green Recovery of our economies.
The undersigned CSO networks call on EU leaders to reverse cuts to EU budget funds for partner countries and reinforce solidarity with crisis-affected people.
We are deeply concerned about the position taken by the European Parliament's REGI Committee in the negotiations on the Just Transition Fund (JTF), proposing to subsidise new fossil gas investments. The European Commission’s own scenarios for a long term strategy that would see the EU hitting carbon neutrality by 2050 would see demand for fossil gas reduce to 4% in the next 3 decades.
The upcoming Strategic Communication on the Renovation Wave is crucial to deliver on the objectives of the European Green Deal and the EU Recovery Plan, since faster and deeper energy renovations are a must for a climate-neutral Europe and a clear win-win investment priority for a green and fair recovery.
Ahead of the Special European Council on 17-18 July and the G20 Finance Ministers Summit on July 18-19 2020, these letters call on EU decision-makers to support an EU recovery package which will support a green and just transition through:
The EU’s Clean Hydrogen Alliance, set to be launched on 8 July, is proposed to play an important role in implementing the future Hydrogen Strategy of the European Union. However, the undersigned organisations are concerned that the proposed Alliance risks establishing a clear conflict of interest by granting industry undue influence over the regulation of the burgeoning hydrogen sector: no other alliance has had such a strategic role in the past in terms of defining projects for funding and the framing of future policies.
62 NGOs, including WWF and CAN Europe, have sent a letter to MEPs of the REGI committee calling for the exclusion of fossil fuels from the Just Transition Fund, ahead of a vote on 6 July.
This letter offers our views on key aspects of the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) and the Biodiversity Strategy.