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Letters
7 Jun 2022

Urgent call to veto Commission proposal on releasing allowances from the market stability reserve to finance REPowerEU measures

We write to MEPs to express our grave concern about the European Commission’s proposal to generate EUR 20 billion from the auctioning of allowances held in the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in order to finance measures under the REPowerEU plan, including gas and oil infrastructure. Together with our…

Letters
2 Jun 2022

Open letter to MEPs: time to vote for an EU ETS and a CBAM that work for the climate and support industrial transformation

A strong reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and a well-designed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) can truly help slash emissions from the goods we produce and import, create a level-playing field for Europe’s low-carbon manufacturers and stimulate the demand and supply of clean industrial products.  Ahead of their vote on the ETS…

Letters
31 May 2022

MEPs must veto proposal to release allowances from the Market Stability Reserve to finance REPowerEU

Carbon Market Watch and other green NGOs express their grave concern about the European Commission’s proposal to generate €20 billion from the auctioning of allowances held in the Market Stability Reserve (MSR) of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) in order to finance measures to help fund the REPowerEU plan, which includes gas and oil…

Letters
12 May 2022

NGO letter: Three key recommendations for CBAM ahead of ENVI committee vote

A well-designed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) can bolster climate ambition in the European Union and internationally. It can help slash emissions from the goods we produce and import, and can stimulate the demand and supply of green industrial products.  Ahead of their vote on the CBAM proposal on 17 May 2022, we urge members…

Letters
4 May 2022

Vote for an EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) that works for the climate and industrial transformation

In this joint letter, some 30 NGOs and green manufacturers urge MEPs to vote to end free pollution permits under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and to use the extra revenue raised to finance more ambitious climate action.

Letters
20 Apr 2022

Open Letter: Time to vote for an EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) that works for climate and industrial transformation

In this joint letter, Carbon Market Watch, WWF, CAN Europe, the EEB and other environmental organisations call on the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) to vote for ambitious reforms to the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) that will ensure that the EU’s carbon market will benefit the climate and lead to sustainable industrial decarbonisation in Europe.

Letters
10 Mar 2022

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) must be linked to reform of EU carbon market – Joint NGO statement

In this joint statement, Carbon Market Watch and 12 other NGOs urge EU member states to link the proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to the reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). This includes abolishing free pollution permits under the EU ETS.

Letters
7 Feb 2022

Open letter to the EU Commission on green claims

As the discussion at European and international level on carbon neutrality and net zero targets is rapidly evolving, 27 NGOs seek to clarify the European Commission’s views on carbon neutrality claims and their potential for greenwashing. They demand that action is taken to regulate green claims and combat greenwashing in ongoing legislative processes, notably the…

Letters
1 Dec 2021

Open letter to the European Commission on sustainable carbon cycles

The anticipated Sustainable Carbon Cycles Communication has significant merits but risks seriously undermining its own declared purpose of climate ambition.

Letters
21 Mar 2021

Letter to not offset climate inaction with forests

This letter was sent to President of the European Commission von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Commissioner Simson, Commissioner Sinkevičus , Minister Matos Fernandes, MEP Guteland and other Members of the European Parliament, and Members of Coreper II. Forest restoration must not offset climate inaction in the agriculture, energy, housing, industrial and transport sectors. Yesterday…