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Submissions on Policy Issues to European Union

Open letter to EU Environment Ministers on the revision of the EU ETS

Dear Environment Minister, Ahead of the Environment Council we, the undersigned, representing 31 networks and organizations from 30 countries, would like to urge you to ensure that the low-carbon funding mechanisms dedicated to help lower-income Member States transform their energy systems (article 10c and the Modernization Fund) are robust and well-designed to truly support the […] more »






Joint NGO letter to IATA: Airlines shouldn’t use Montreal resolution to undermine domestic European climate ambition

The undersigned organisations represent civil society working to limit aviation’s large and rapidly growing climate impact. We believe that the airline industry’s efforts to address its emissions fall well short of what is needed. Further, years of fuel and other tax exemptions and opt-outs from effective climate policies continue to undermine efforts to limit global warming. more »











How the EU ETS can incentivize cement’s low-carbon transition

On 14 February 2017, the plenary of the European Parliament will vote on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the 2021-2030 period. Members will vote on the report of the environment committee (ENVI) which was adopted in December 2016. A key element of the compromise reached between all major political groups in ENVI is the introduction of a mechanism that requires importers of cement and clinker to also pay for their pollution, while ensuring that carbon costs are reflected in material prices. more »











Letter to the European Commission on reducing emissions from maritime and aviation sectors

January 10th 2017 Dear Vice President Šefčovič, Commissions Bulc and Arias Cañete International efforts to reduce maritime and aviation emissions fall far short of what is needed to meet Europe’s 2030 and Paris commitments. It is therefore imperative that Europe reduce emissions from the maritime and aviation sectors to sufficiently contribute to the objectives of […] more »






Open letter to Members of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament on the revision of the EU ETS

November 2016 Dear Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, We, the undersigned, 31 organisations and networks working on a coal free Europe call on you to vote for a meaningful revision of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS) that supports the rapid decarbonisation of Europe’s energy systems […] more »






Joint Statement by CEE civil society organisations on implementing the Paris Agreement

We, the undersigned 20 organisations from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries and others supporting the cause welcome the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and call on Europe’s leadership to help put this historic climate deal into practice. Implementing the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C should be a key priority for […] more »






Open letter to environment ministers on the Effort Sharing and the LULUCF Regulations

We, the undersigned, 29 organizations from across Europe, call on your support to ensure that the EU delivers its commitments in the Paris Agreement by taking effective and ambitious action to limit global warming to 1.5°. more »











Open letter to Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament on the revision of the EU ETS

Dear Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, We, the undersigned, 4 networks and 22 organizations representing almost 50 million citizens across Europe, call on you to vote for an ambitious revision of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU ETS) that supports a rapid phase out of fossil fuels, in particular […] more »






Open Letter to EU Transport and Climate Commissioners on the EU position ahead of 39th ICAO General Assembly

.0 Dear Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete, As the Council finalises its position for the 39th International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Assembly, European members of International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) write to urge you to ensure that environmental integrity of any Global Market Based Mechanism (GMBM) remains a top priority and negotiating red line. […] more »






Letter to Commissioner Canete: EU LULUCF proposal has repercussions beyond the EU

Dear Commissioner Arias Cañete, We understand that the European Commission is currently working on a proposal on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). The decision the EU takes has repercussions beyond the EU. Since the Paris Agreement commits all its signatories to balancing anthropogenic emissions and removals, countries around the world will need […] more »