Recommendations to increase the climate ambition of the next EU budget

Financing the transition

To make the proposed European Green Deal a reality, the EU must agree on an EU budget that supports climate neutrality and uses 40% of its funds to support climate action.

Member States when negotiating a compromise on the EU budget should agree:
• to spend a binding 40% of the MFF on climate action and update the funds’ specific legislations accordingly;
• to focus Cohesion Policy on sectoral decarbonisation and the Just Transition and thus increase the Thematic Concentration for the ‘green, low-carbon Europe’ (PO2) to 40%.

Read the full list of recommendations:  CAN Europe Recommendations MFF Cohesion Dec 19



EU Parliament Scoreboard​: Protectors, Procrastinators & Prehistoric Thinkers

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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