Greenpeace: ‘EU moet en kan veel meer doen voor klimaat’

19 september 2015 – Greenpeace Europa reageerde gisteren teleurgesteld op de uitkomst van het overleg van de EU-milieuministers over de vraag hoe Europa de klimaattop van Parijs in zal gaan. ‘100% duurzame energie in 2050 kan én moet.’

Persbericht Greenpeace Europa, gisteren na afloop van de Milieuraad
‘(…) Environment ministers meeting in Brussels today adopted a weak EU negotiating position for global climate talks in Paris in December, said Greenpeace. The EU aims to cut domestic emissions by at least 40% in 2030.
Commenting on the outcome of the meeting, Greenpeace EU energy policy adviser Jiri Jerabek said: The EU´s position is still far from what is needed to reach an effective global deal. Europe can and should do more to speed-up the energy transition towards a renewable-based system and commit to phase out fossil fuels at home. In Paris, the EU should present a united front to support a long term global goal to phase out fossil fuels by 2050.”

Greenpeace supports the rapid phase-out of coal and the development of a 100% renewable and efficient EU energy system by 2050. The EU’s climate commitments are an insufficient contribution to international efforts to limit global warming to less than 2°C and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. European countries should aim at increasing their climate pledges and agree, under the Paris agreement, to set in place a global mechanism to review and increase domestic emission reductions every five years.

Outside the meeting of environment ministers, environment groups staged a symbolic ‘tug-of-war’ between polluting fossil fuels and renewable energy calling for EU governments to join the side of citizens and build a 100% renewable future. (…)’

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Greenpeace Europa, 18 september 2015: EU adopts weak position for Paris climate summit

Zie ook
FluxEnergie, 18 september 2015: ‘Europa pas in 2100 klimaatneutraal’
FluxEnergie, 19 september 2015: Wat hebben de Europese milieuministers nou afgesproken?
FluxEnergie, 19 september 2015: Reacties op EU-Milieuraad: van ‘vertrouwenwekkend’ tot ‘teleurstellend’

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