External resources - decarbonisation strategies and long-term planning

2050 and long-term climate strategies

Excerpt: WWF welcomes the general messages of the Climate Action Plan: Guiding principles and transformative pathways, climate protection as a strategy to modernise our national economy. However, a huge discrepancy exists between the general messages and the instruments level.

Excerpt: The global energy transition is particularly sensitive to three main forces: the state of international politics which itself is contingent on security matters; the integration of economic and energy-related objectives and incentives; and, finally, the balancing between climate change mitigation and adaptation response types.

Excerpt: This study highlights lessons that can be learned from recent experiences with 2050 decarbonization strategies in selected EU countries. It highlights examples of good practice and implications for the guidelines and requirements being drawn up by the EU.

Emissions reduction, climate change, and Paris Agreement

Excerpt: The world must urgently up action to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions, says UN Environment report 2016. 

Excerpt: This report is an indicator-based assessment of past and projected climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society. It also looks at society’s vulnerability to these impacts and at the development of adaptation policies and the underlying knowledge base.

Excerpt: This working paper explores the extent to which the Paris Agreement and the SDGs are aligned in a concrete way by identifying examples of climate actions in the INDCs that have the potential to generate mutual benefits with the SDGs. 

EU Energy Union governance

Excerpt: The Commission proposal contains some positive elements. But in the absence of binding national targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy, the Commission proposal does not provide incentives for Members States to make appropriately ambitious pledges.

Excerpt: A credible governance framework is key to meeting the 2030 targets and delivering the Energy Union because it will reinforce investor confidence and energy security and enable citizens to take ownership of the transition.

External resources - EU Emissions Trading System and use of its revenues