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Submissions on Policy Issues to European Union

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 »






Letter to President Juncker on LULUCF and Starting Point in the non-ETS sectors

Dear President Juncker, This week you and your colleagues will make a final decision on a flagship climate instrument that tackles emissions from transport, building, agriculture and waste. Covering 60 per cent of the EU’s emissions, getting this instrument right is crucial to keep temperature rises well below 2 °C, and striving for 1.5°C. This is the first […] more »






Open letter to Members of the Development Committee of the European Parliament on the revision of the EU ETS

Dear Members of the European Parliament’s Development Committee, We, the undersigned, representing 60 networks and organizations from 23 countries, call on you to adopt an ambitious opinion on the revision of the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS), that will reflect the importance of taking into account the perspective of most vulnerable countries to […] more »






Letter to VP Šefčovič, and Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete on ICAO global market based measure

Brussels Dear Vice President and Commissioners, Talks in Montreal last month to prepare the draft Assembly Resolution for ICAO’s Global Market Based Measure (GMBM) for emissions from international aviation have potentially moved us even further away from an effective environmental measure. We, the European NGOs observing the ICAO process, call on European member states, their […] more »






Letter to EU Climate Change and Transports Ministers on ICAO global market based measure

Brussels Dear Ministers, Talks in Montreal last month to prepare the draft Assembly Resolution for ICAO’s Global Market Based Measure (GMBM) for emissions from international aviation have potentially moved us even further away from an effective environmental measure. We, the European NGOs observing the ICAO process, call on European member states, their ICAO Council representatives […] more »






Letter to EU policy makers on: The Effort Sharing Decision after 2020

We are very pleased to share with you a new policy briefing by Carbon Market Watch and WWF, with the endorsement of Transport & Environment, that shows how the EU’s largest climate instrument can be made fit for purpose and deliver on the international climate commitments. more »