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Industry currently represents 14% of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. If targets and incentives are set correctly industry will be essential to provide technological solutions at scale to curtail the climate and biodiversity crises.
Methane is the most potent greenhouse gas after CO2 and has been regulated both by the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the Paris Agreement in 2015. Long underreported and mostly ignored, awareness of the true magnitude and climate impact of methane emissions has increased significantly in recent years, in particular from the energy and petrochemical sectors.
The COVID-19 health and economic crisis is converging with the increasingly evident climate and biodiversity crises. Global warming and ecosystem deterioration are laying the ground for future upheaval of society. While the recovery measures must address the immediate health, social and economic urgency, they must support the development of a resilient and sustainable economy, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Green Deal.
The European Commission is working on a revision of the next long-term EU budget to address the economic shock caused by COVID-19. Expected are an overall increase for existing instruments, and proposals for new funds and potentially new sources of income.But the costs of worsening climate change to people and economies will be worryingly high if the EU budget continues investing in carbon-, resource-intensive and environmentally
This joint statement on the COVID-19 crisis accompanies a set of recommendations from NGOs in February 2020 on Making the European Green Deal work for International Partnerships.
The Member of the European Parliament in charge of the new EU climate law, Jytte Guteland from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), has announced today that she will support an increase of the EU’s 2030 climate target to 65%. In line with the latest science available, this target would allow the EU to contribute to the Paris Agreement goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
We call upon EU and national leaders to tackle the unprecedented crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic with unity, courage and innovation.
At the initiative of Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment committee of the European Parliament, the 'European alliance for a green recovery' was launched on 14 April. This alliance, which CAN Europe is part of, brings together 80 ministers, MEPs, CEOs, NGOs & Trade Unions.
Environment ministers from 10 EU countries call on the European Commission to make the European Green Deal the blueprint for the economic recovery measures.
The Estonian Government decided to allocate 125 million EUR in aid to the state-owned company Eesti Energia for the construction of a shale oil plant. This decision is irresponsible in light of the ongoing pandemic, Estonia’s future and EU’s climate goals.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced yesterday the postponement of the next international climate summit, COP26, until 2021.
The European Commission launched its Circular Economy Action Plan today. Instead of silos, circular economy and industrial decarbonisation should be treated as two sides of the same coin: helping Europe’s industry sector achieve climate neutrality.
The European Commission has unveiled its new EU industrial strategy. Given the significant climate impacts coming from industry, the Commission missed the chance to land the Green Deal in the strategy and ensure deep reductions in industrial emissions, a key step to achieve climate neutrality.
The EU Industrial Strategy, to be presented by the European Commission this week, will be a litmus test on the willingness of the EU executive to land the European Green Deal in the real world, writes Sophie Rigaudie.
EU ministers called on the European Commission to accelerate the proposal of a new EU target to cut emissions by 2030, at an environment council taking place today. Achieving net-zero emissions by mid-century means the EU needs to substantially ramp up its emissions reduction for 2030 in line with the international deadline, COP 26 in November this year.
The transmission grid operators still assume, in a recently publisheddraft scenario, that the EU’s gas demand by mid of the century will be roughly two thirds higher than the demand that the European Commission considers for reaching the 1.5°C objective. With this, anyone can easily justify all kinds of fossil gas projects that will not bring us to Paris targets as quickly as we
Today's leak of the European Climate Law shows the Commission's intention to set higher climate targets and subject them to a five-year review mechanism, but fails to commit to speed up the proposal to increase the EU’s 2030
In stark contrast with EU’s climate commitments, the European Parliament greenlighted the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest, which includes 55 fossil gas infrastructure projects. Pipelines in Southeast and Eastern Europe and LNG terminals in Ireland and Croatia will have priority access to environmental impact assessments, permitting procedures and financing.
While Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) welcome the progress of the ENTSOs in view of stakeholder engagement and their willingness to include a carbon budget into their modelling, we are very concerned about the current set of scenarios.
We need a rapid and far-reaching transition of our energy system if we want to remain compatible with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit temperature rise to 1,5°C.
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Wendel Trio CAN Europe Directorwendel /at/ caneurope.org+32 2894 4677
Klaus Röhrig EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinatorklaus /at/ caneurope.org+32 2893 0839