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

United Nations report calls for unprecedented, urgent global action against climate change

The United Nations have launched a Synthesis Report analysing the impact of the level of ambition from all climate plans submitted by December 2020. This is yet another stark warning […]
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European Commission ups its game on adaptation, but the strategy lacks teeth to protect societies against worsening climate change

The European Commission presented its updated climate change adaptation strategy today. Besides much-needed mitigation efforts, the EU must step up its game on adaptation, as impacts of climate change are […]
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Stop the anti-climate agreement!

The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is a huge obstacle for the clean energy transition. We therefore demand from European governments, parliaments and EU institutions: “Pull out of the Energy Charter Treaty […]
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NGOs stand in support of the Portuguese youth in their landmark case against 33 European countries

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Germanwatch, Notre Affaire à Tous and 2Celsius applied to the European Court of Human Rights to intervene in the Portuguese youth’s climate case to support […]
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Trade policy review fails to propose the reforms needed to align EU trade and climate policies

The European Commission has put forward its new trade policy for the years to come. It states that EU trade policy “should unequivocally support the Green Deal in all its […]
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CAN Europe letter to Timmermans on international action on adaptation

To live up to the Paris Agreement, the EU needs to rapidly step up international action on adaptation and address the adaptation finance gap. As the impacts of climate change […]
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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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