In reaction to the State of the European Union speech delivered by the President of the European Commission before the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) today, Wendel Trio Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:
 

 
“When it comes to climate change, Mr. Juncker sounds like a broken record. He restates the EU’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, but then fails to give any substance to these words. Our biggest disappointment from this morning is that he failed to acknowledge that standing up for the Paris Agreement means stepping up and committing the EU to higher climate targets.”
 

Contact:

Ania Drazkiewicz, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator, ania@caneurope.org, +32 494 525 738

Notes:

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s largest coalition working on climate and energy issues. With over 130 member organisations in more than 30 European countries – representing over 44 million citizens – CAN Europe works to prevent dangerous climate change and promote sustainable climate and energy policy in Europe.