2013: The year after climate impacts rocked the world
17 January 2013
Last year was one for the record books. Some records that were set, like swimmer Michael Phelps at the Olympics, were uplifting and inspiring. Unfortunately, others were not so good for people or the planet. Record ice melts, heat waves and rainfall which culminated in devastating hurricanes, snowstorms and typhoons battering developed and developing countries alike. Everyone felt the impacts of extreme weather in 2012. Since the world did NOT in fact end on the 21st of December, CAN Europe is looking to 2013 and the action that politicians and civil society must take to adapt to and reduce these kinds of extreme weather events. If 2012 acted as a preview of the impacts we will see in the coming years, then 2013 needs to be a year of real action by EU and world leaders.
A number of EU and international climate and energy policy developments and further implementation of newly agreed policies are expected in 2013. Keep reading to find out where CAN Europe will focus its efforts this year to ensure that policy makers are working to prevent catastrophic climate change in Europe and around the world - and have a great 2013!