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Assessing the EU's proposals to boost a green industry

  On February 1st 2023, the European Commission is expected to propose a 4 pillar response to the US’ Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which will be discussed at the upcoming…

Building fit-for-purpose hydrogen infrastructure requires an independent body

Dear Member of the European Parliament, Developing a European renewable hydrogen network is vital to our energy transition. The EU must secure world leadership in this key technology, build energy…

Assessing the EU Commission proposal for a sovereignty fund CAN Europe assessment

  In reaction to the Inflation Reduction Act in the United States (IRA), the European Commission announced an upcoming Net Zero Industry Act and a loosening of the State aid…

How energy efficiency can be the game changer to kick Europe’s gas addiction

As the final trilogue discussions approach on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), it is important to understand how this legislation can be the missing piece when it comes to Europe…

Reform of the EU economic governance: Missing the mark on climate is not an option

The Orientations proposed by the European Commission in November 2022 to reform the EU economic governance, if not improved, risk deepening the climate crisis. While they make austerity less brutal…

Legal challenges by NGOs, citizens key to climate battle

This op ed was first published by Social Europe. Strong climate governance means holding governments to account. The EU institutions have shied away from doing so. In November, the European…

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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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Belgium, Germany, Poland and Turkey


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

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