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The COP26 summit

COP26 showed that Paris is working, but it is working too slowly. States have recognised this: They agreed to raise ambition every year and further enshrined the 1.5°C goal. The summit also showed that Net Zero is the geopolitical reality: Much more than outright climate denial, it is greenwashing and climate delay which are now the biggest threats. And Net Zero means striving for True Zero; it does not mean hollow announcements, sluggish change and vague carbon accounting.

The only way forward is action, honesty and trust to keep the spirit of Paris alive.”

Laurence Tubiana, CEO, European Climate Foundation

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European Green Deal

Europe has the power to demonstrate to the world that tackling climate change can go hand in hand with economic growth, social justice and a better quality of life for all. With the European Green Deal, there is now a roadmap for achieving this.

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What will a zero emissions future look like?

A net-zero emissions society is a positive, fair and innovative society, whose citizens enjoy an attractive quality of life with cleaner air, less traffic, more comfortable homes, less money spent on fuel and more on infrastructure and innovation in Europe.

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The ECF network - a unique reach

Climate change is a problem that will affect us all, and therefore it is a problem for us to solve together. The ECF strengthens European climate leadership at every level, from supporting local campaigns to informing EU policy making. We constantly seek out diverging viewpoints from across society, consulting labour unions, parenting groups, consumer groups and more to help define our goals.


Take a look at our stories from all over Europe to learn more about how the ECF network is making the net-zero future a reality.