Letter to Ambassadors on Governance ahead of COREPER meeting on 27 October

Climate action

This letter was sent ahead of the COREPER meeting on the 27th of October 2017

Dear Ambassador,

During the meeting of COREPER on 27 October you will have the opportunity to provide political guidance on several elements of the Governance regulation, mainly on defining a framework to ensure the delivery of the renewable energy target (Articles 4, 5, 25, 27). The Governance regulation is a key building block of a successful Energy Union, and the nest for many requirements set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

We appreciate the work that has been put into the discussions so far, which have moved some key elements of the regulation forward. We are however deeply concerned by some of the recent developments, which – if confirmed – put the delivery of the EU’s climate and energy action agenda at risk. We therefore hope that you will consider the following key points while preparing for the meeting of COREPER later this week.

Climate Action Network Europe’s main recommendations consist of:

  • Ensuring the governance regulation provides investor certainty requires reliable trajectories for deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Turning the governance regulation into the transition framework it has the potential to be requires binding templates for planning and monitoring
  • Designing a Governance system which helps to deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement requires robust long term planning

Read the full CAN Europe letter to Ambassadors on Energy Union Governance here

Yours sincerely,

Wendel Trio, Director, Climate Action Network Europe