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

Czech government to decide on coal exit as EU foreign ministers call for global coal phase out

PRAGUE, 26 January 2021 – The Czech government is expected to agree a date for the closure of all of its coal plants on Monday 1 February, with none of […]
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EU’s climate and energy diplomacy needs to help implement the Paris Agreement

EU Foreign Affairs ministers agreed today that climate action should be much more central in the EU’s foreign policy, calling for renewed attention to high ambition alliances while increasing the […]
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Open letter to Timmermans on decarbonising the EU building stock with available solutions and no direct use of hydrogen

Europe must prioritise the most efficient, sustainable and cost-effective pathways to decarbonise the economy and create jobs. In this respect, all future EU policies and legislations concerning the EU gas […]
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CAN Europe letter to EU Ambassadors ahead of Council discussion on Council Conclusions on Climate and Energy Diplomacy

During the meeting of COREPER II on 20 January, the EU Ambassadors will discuss Council Conclusions on Climate and Energy Diplomacy ahead of Foreign Affairs Council on 25 January 2021. […]
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Renewables boost has significantly reduced emissions, EEA study shows

Renewable electricity generation has doubled since 2005, having a positive impact on both air and water pollution, with an overall mitigation effect on climate change, Europe Environment Agency study shows. […]
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China’s stillborn coal investment in Turkey

The report “Feasibility of Coal in the Age of Renewable Energy: Hunutlu Thermal Power Plant Case” by WWF Turkey and SEFiA (Sustainable Economy and Financial Research Association) in collaboration with […]
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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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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!

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179 member organisations
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