CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate Finance & Development

  • European Green Deal needs to deliver on global challenges

    18.11.2020 | Op-eds

    Key elements of the EU’s foreign policy funding will be finalised during ‘trilogue’ talks this week. Raising the climate spending target there could make a vital difference to supporting partner countries to deliver green recovery plans, writes Rachel Simon.

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  • Letter to OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Representatives on climate finance

    19.10.2020 | Letters to Policy Makers

    This letter from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) CSO Reference Group sets out key priorities for OECD DAC members on reforming climate finance to support resilient, Paris-aligned recovery in developing countries and to support their implementation of the Paris Agreement, ahead of their October High Level Meeting.

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  • Delivering on the European Green Deal to support resilient recovery in developing countries

    21.05.2020 | Reports & Briefs

    This document sets out principles and recommendations for climate and environment mainstreaming in the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI), which is part of the EU budget.

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  • Submission to EIB Climate Roadmap consultation

    27.04.2020 | Submissions to Consultations

    The EIB has made a commitment to aligning its operations with the Paris Agreement from the end of 2020. To get there it is developing a Climate Bank Roadmap 2021-2025 and inviting stakeholder input at various stages with the aim to finalise October 2020.

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  • Solidarity is key to lifting us all out of the Covid-19 crisis

    17.04.2020 | Op-eds

    Today’s dramatic pandemic can only be dealt with through increased solidarity, aiming to remove the immediate threats people are facing and to build fairer societies that are more resilient to future shocks, writes Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

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  • Estonia gives 125 million EUR for fossil fuel production despite the need to tackle both coronavirus and climate crises

    03.04.2020 | Press Releases

    The Estonian Government decided[1] to allocate 125 million EUR in aid to the state-owned company Eesti Energia for the construction of a shale oil plant. This decision is irresponsible in light of the ongoing pandemic, Estonia’s future and EU’s climate goals.

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  • CAN Europe’s reaction to COP26 postponement

    02.04.2020 | Press Releases

    The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) announced yesterday the postponement of the next international climate summit, COP26, until 2021.

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  • European Green Deal must work for International Partnerships

    19.02.2020 | Blogs

    The Commission’s Communication in December broadened the scope of the European Green Deal to include the EU’s global role. The negotiations on development cooperation in the EU budget, a key element of the European Green Deal for partner countries, continue this week. The challenge is now on for Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen to ensure the European Green Deal delivers for people living in poverty in the Global South, writes Rachel Simon, Climate and Development Policy Coordinator at

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  • Making the European Green Deal work for International Partnerships

    18.02.2020 | CAN Europe Positions

    This set of recommendations, undersigned by 14 climate, environment and development NGOs, responds to the European Commission’s Communication (11 December 2019) and sets out guiding principles and policy recommendations for Commissioner Urpilainen, to ensure the European Green Deal delivers for people in the EU’s partner countries, the climate and biodiversity.

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  • Letter to EU leaders ahead of December European Council

    12.12.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers

    This is a joint letter from a number of European Civil Society Networks to Heads of State and Government ahead of European Council on 12-13 December, asking them to safeguard funding for Heading VI (external action).

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  • Time is ripe to align EU policies with Paris Climate Agreement

    09.12.2019 | Op-eds

    It’s the new Commission’s first weeks in office and climate is in the spotlight, with a European Green Deal expected to be tabled on 11 December. To succeed, the deal needs to enshrine increased climate ambition for the next decade, align the EU budget accordingly and boost EU support to developing countries.

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  • EU climate finance woefully inadequate

    08.11.2019 | Press Releases

    In 2018 the EU provided EUR 21.7 billion in climate finance to developing countries, according to EU Council conclusions adopted today ahead of the UN Climate Summit COP25. 

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  • Letter to EU Finance Ministers ahead of Economic and Financial Affairs Council

    08.11.2019 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Ahead of Economic and Financial Affairs Council on 8 November, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe called on Ministers to adopt an ambitious and forward-thinking position on climate finance for the UNFCCC COP25. The EU has a crucial role to play in advancing climate finance issues, to build trust between countries, and to support governments to implement ambitious nationally determined contributions.

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  • Big European donors help refill Green Climate Fund, but a number of European countries still fail to step up

    25.10.2019 | Press Releases

    At a pledging conference in Paris today, seven European countries confirmed their commitment to double their previous contributions for the Green Climate Fund replenishment. But some other European governments continue to dodge their responsibility.

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  • Infographic: European countries' pledges to the Green Climate Fund

    23.10.2019 | Presentations & Infographics

    This infographic shows European countries' contributions to the replenishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). 

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  • European countries must step up support for Green Climate Fund

    23.10.2019 | Op-eds

    The commitments made by several European countries to the replenishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) are only a modest first step. More countries now need to come forward ahead of the upcoming GCF pledging conference in October.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    29.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • Climate Defenders or Dinosaurs in Disguise?

    27.09.2019 | Press Releases

    Media briefing on the Commissioner candidates’ tasks and views on climate

    The hearings of Commissioner candidates in front of the European Parliament from 30 September to 8 October will test the climate credentials of the new Commission.

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  • Report: Game-changer, financing the European Green Deal

    16.09.2019 | Reports & Briefs

    This briefing, prepared by seven civil society organisations (European Environmental Bureau, Finance Watch, CAN Europe, WWF Europe, Greentervention, Positive Money Europe, Fondation Nicolas Hulot), welcomes Mrs von der Leyen’s proposal for an ambitious European Green Deal and calls on the new Commission President to equip the proposal with a financing framework equal to the task.

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  • Climate Urgency Plan for the EU

    13.09.2019 | CAN Europe Positions

    Faced with the existential threat of devastating climate change impacts, CAN Europe expects the EU, its institutions and all Member States, to prioritise urgent action addressing the climate emergency with the aim of implementing the Paris Agreement's ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.

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Rachel Simon
Climate and Development Policy Coordinator
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