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It’s time to turn the tide and boost offshore renewable energy in clean and healthy oceans

19.11.2020 | Press Releases

Climate Action Network Europe supports the European Commission’s ambition to boost the share of renewables in our energy consumption, looking at significantly increasing the offshore renewable energy share with its Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy. A substantial increase of offshore wind can be achieved, while preserving our seas and oceans and...

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European Green Deal needs to deliver on global challenges

18.11.2020 | Op-eds

Key elements of the EU’s foreign policy funding will be finalised during ‘trilogue’ talks this week. Raising the climate spending target there could make a vital difference to supporting partner countries to deliver green recovery plans, writes Rachel Simon.

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More offshore renewable energy needed to reach climate neutrality

16.11.2020 | Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY The European Commission is expected to unveil its Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy this Thursday 19 November, laying down the sector’s specific contribution to reaching EU’s climate and energy targets.

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MEPs fail to exclude fossil gas from the EU recovery fund

09.11.2020 | Press Releases

The two lead-committees of the European Parliament failed to fully exclude fossil gas from the scope of the 672,5 billion euro Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), contradicting the Parliament’s multiple earlier commitments to end fossil fuel subsidies or the recent call for 60% greenhouse gas emission cuts in the EU...

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Featured Publications

Just Transition or Just Talk? 2020

09.09.2020 | Reports & Briefs

National Energy and Climate Plans reveal that the EU countries set to receive most of the Just Transition Fund plan to stick with coal - or swap it for fossil gas.

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NGO briefing on the revision of the Trans-European energy infrastructure regulation

20.07.2020 | Reports & Briefs

As Europe’s energy system transitions, its infrastructure needs are also changing. The need to reflect higher climate and energy targets, to accelerate the phase out of all fossil fuels, and build out of renewable energy, the role of decentralised technologies and the need to support a more democratically-owned energy system...

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EU FUNDS FOR A GREEN RECOVERY: Recommendations for Member States to use EU regional and recovery funding towards clean energy transition

13.07.2020 | Reports & Briefs

The report "EU funds for a Green Recovery: Recommendations for Member States to steer EU regional and recovery funding towards climate neutrality", published by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and CEE Bankwatch Network, identifies concrete investment proposals as listed in National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) of 14 Member States...

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Campaigns & Projects

People's Climate Case

People’s Climate Case is the litigation action initiated by 10 families from Portugal, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, Kenya, Fiji, and the Saami Youth Association Sáminuorra. Their homes, livelihoods, traditional family occupation and culture are affected by climate change and they are taking the EU institutions to court to protect their fundamental rights and to prevent dangerous climate change.

The plaintiffs are accompanied by a broad range of NGOs, scientists and citizens, including Climate Action Network, Europe’s largest NGO coalition working on climate and energy issues, with over 160 member organisations in more than 35 European countries.

For more information: https://peoplesclimatecase.caneurope.org/

Cost of Coal in Turkey

Behind the notion of "externalities", the often overlooked, real costs of coal power production are paid with human life, social, economic and cultural assets, ecosystem destruction and climate change. With its coal production facilities and three coal-fired power plants, the province of Muğla in Turkey has become an open-air laboratory that exposes the impacts and dangers of coal, and reveals its alternatives.

CAN Europe conducted a comprehensive study that indicates that we can put an end to the costs that are generally defined as “externalities” and disregarded in the coal-based energy production policies and investments, pointing out to available alternatives.

For more information: http://costsofcoal.caneurope.org/index.html

Unify: Bringing the EU together on Climate Action

“Unify: Bringing the EU together on climate action” aims to facilitate the effective and early transition of Member States across Europe to low carbon and resilient economies by unifying three key policy opportunities: programming of EU funds, National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and national and the EU’s Long Term Strategies.

For more information: https://unify.caneurope.org/

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