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CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe

Energy Efficiency Directive review 2021: let’s make it count

The role of energy savings in fighting climate change is fundamental and widely acknowledged in the political debate. This is also supported by different scenarios which require a significant reduction […]
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NECP Tracker reveals: the EU needs better plans to implement the enhanced climate and energy targets

Comprehensive revision and implementation of Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) will play a key role in achieving higher climate and energy ambition in the EU by 2030. […]
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The revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. An opportunity to boost ambition and accelerate deployment of renewable energy

POLICY BRIEFING Renewables are a key part in the transition towards a net zero carbon economy. Combined with energy savings, the various renewable energy sources provide a cost-effective and readily […]
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Industry must align with the climate neutrality objective

The European Commission’s updated Industrial Strategy published last week was largely disappointing due to how little attention it gives to getting the industry on track to meet key EU environmental […]
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CAN Europe’s position on the EU’s 2030 climate policy architecture

Introduction EU and Member State climate action remain off track with the international Paris Agreement commitments to prevent dangerous climate change and limit temperature increase to 1.5°C. Nonetheless, recent decisions […]
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The assessment of draft CAP Strategic Plans reveals that the European agriculture would fail to deliver climate action

The EU’s post-2022 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will play a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis. While the trilogues are ongoing between the EU legislators, Member States have already […]
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Climate action

Bolstering EU climate ambition to reach the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

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Energy transition

Advocating for 100% renewables, energy savings and fossil fuels phase-out.

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Financing the transition

Shifting EU finance away from fossil fuels towards climate-neutral economies.

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Europe in transition

Advancing sustainable energy in EU’s neighbouring countries.

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Global transition

Raising global efforts to fight dangerous climate change.

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Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. We promote sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe.

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We are Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change


CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promotes sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe. CAN Europe is part of a worldwide network of more than 1,300 NGOs: CAN International. The wider and better-informed group we are, the stronger our voice!

In 38 European countries
179 member organisations
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