In reaction to the discussion on the Governance Regulation taking place in the European Parliament’s Industry and Environment Commitees today, Caroline Westblom, EU Climate and Energy Policy Coordinator at CAN Europe said:

“Today’s debate in the Parliament sent a clear signal that many MEPs are in favour of scaling up EU climate action beyond the current 2030 targets to be more consistent with the Paris Agreement. The ambitious report on the Governance Regulation, which is the first genuine call for aligning EU laws with the Paris Agreement, was met with a positive response. Now the MEPs must step up to the mark and align the provisions in all other energy and climate files with the ambition level set out in the governance report.”

ENDS

Contacts:

Caroline Westblom, CAN Europe EU Climate & Energy Policy Coordinator, caroline@caneurope.org, +32 2894 4674 

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

Notes:

Briefing: Five things you should know about Energy Union Governance, https://caneurope.org/publications/reports-and-briefings/1354-briefing-five-things-you-should-know-about-energy-union-governance

The governance report can be found online here: http://energyblog.claudeturmes.lu/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/02/COM20160759-Early-draft-Rivasi-Turmes.pdf

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.