Today (1st March, 2016) Change Partnership together with over 60 other NGOs, companies, associations and trade unions wrote to European leaders demanding the right climate policy is established across the EU.

The statement called upon leaders to:

  • Ensure that Europe’s ambition is consistent with the Paris Agreementand that wehave a clear pathway set to 2050, which is at the upper end of the 80-95% range.
  • Guarantee that 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas reductions targets are in line with the science, the well below 2 degrees and 1.5 degree long term goals, building on the over achievement of the EU’s 2020 emissions reductions target. This will set the tone for the 2018 first global stocktake.
  • Address the “at least’’ 40% domestic greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2030 (taking into consideration current progress). This will strengthen the EU’s strategy towards a low-carbon economy if underpinned by consistent and coherent binding targets and measurestosupport the deployment of low carbon technologies especially energy efficiency and renewable energy.