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REACTION: EU Council's failure to endorse CSDDD is a major setback on corporate accountability

Today’s failure of the EU Council to endorse the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, CSDDD, marks a deplorable setback for corporate accountability and the protection of Human Rights and the…

BRIEFING: Renewable Energy Planning and Mapping for Successful Acceleration with Nature and Communities at Its Heart: Guiding Principles for Member States

CAN Europe welcomes this opportunity to provide input to the development of guidelines for designating renewables acceleration areas (RAAs). Our input as the attached briefing titled “Renewable Energy Planning and…

UK's exit is a victory in ending the climate-wrecking Energy Charter Treaty

Brussels, February 22 – The United Kingdom’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero announced today that the UK will leave the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) after the failure of…

REACTION: EU Presidency’s Industrial Summit exacerbates the corporate capture of the EU policy process, sidelining democracy

Brussels, 20 February 2024 – The Belgian Presidency of the EU is currently hosting an exclusive industrial summit at the BASF chemical plant in Antwerp. Co-organised with the European chemicals…

Briefing: Making Renewable Heating Accessible and Affordable in the rental sector

Click on image for full Briefing Millions of European households have been making the difficult choice between heating and eating this winter as the cost of living and heating bills…

LETTER to the European Commission on the recent Assessment report of the draft updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

In light of the Commission’s recent Assessment report of the draft updated National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and the Commission’s ongoing bilateral discussions with Member States, we (undersigned: the…

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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 40 European countries

200 member organisations

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