NGOs welcome options to strengthen the ETS

Climate action

CAN Europe, Greenpeace and WWF welcomed today’s European Commission proposals for structural reform of Europe’s carbon market.

The options for long-term strengthening of the failing ETS follow a separate proposal earlier this week to temporarily reduce the glut in carbon  emissions allowances, a process known as  backloading.  NGOs welcome in particular the Commission’s analysis that raising the EU’s carbon emission  reduction target for 2020 from 20 to 30 percent would bolster the ETS. The groups also  support the proposed permanent withdrawal of emission allowances, a steeper yearly  reduction in allowances and limits to offset credits.


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Leading Environment and Climate Organisations Score European Parliament’s 2019-2024 Performance ​

New in-depth data research from five leading climate and environment organisations reveals that only a minority of MEPs during the 2019 – 2024 mandate acted to protect Europe’s climate, nature and air quality. The majority of MEPs acted instead as either procrastinators or prehistoric thinkers, delaying real action with patchy and inconsistent voting records, or worse, completely failing to rise to the challenge of the crises Europe is facing.

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