Europe can reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. Not only is it technically possible: a net-zero future is likely to be very desirable, with a prosperous economy, a more resilient society, and higher levels of wellbeing.
This report describes some of the highlights of another busy year for the ECF and the achievements of our community that were possible thanks to the strong network of diverse partners with which we work. In many ways, 2018 may be seen as a turning point—both in terms of the increasingly visible impacts of climate change and the emergence of new voices demanding change, particularly from the youth.
The European Climate Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of an Advisory Council— an illustrious group of leaders from government, academia, industry and civil society to provide ongoing advice to the CEO and ECF Board on strategic directions and themes. The ECF announced the appointment of the four founding members of the Advisory Council.(…)
If supported by the right policy framework, industries can contribute their share to the net-zero emissions by 2050 and remain competitive. In addition, a more circular economy can cut emissions from heavy industry by 56% by 2050.
Opinion poll – European elections: Big majority of potential voters want political parties to tackle global warming
A new Ipsos MORI survey carried out with potential voters across 11 European countries also reveals that environment protection and European leadership on climate action are also key issues for a large majority of potential voters across EU11.
Laurence Tubiana, ECF CEO and key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement listed in the World’s 100 most influential people in Climate Policy in 2019
At a time when young people everywhere are marching to demand action on climate, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and support those with the most power to act: the people influencing policy.
Scenarios integrating power, road transport and residential heating sectors across Europe with a wide range of zero-carbon technologies and energy carriers can come with socio-economic benefits.
Infrastructure for high amounts of green gas projected to be a third more expensive than for energy efficiency and smart electrification
Building the infrastructure to decarbonise the EU’s energy system by 2050 through large amounts of green gas is projected to be up to 36% more expensive than through energy efficiency and smart electrification, even in European countries with a cold climate, according to “Towards fossil-free energy in 2050” (1), a new report launched today. The(…)
Healthy buildings, healthier people – May Health and Environment Alliance Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Opportunities for France in Europe’s changing energy system – June Energy Union Choices consortium (E3G, RAP, WWF EPO and BPIE) Renewable and decarbonised gas: options for a zero-emissions society – June E3G The circular economy – a powerful force for climate mitigation – June Material Economics Breaking Through – Industrial low-Co2(…)
The European Climate Foundation has been awarded a donation after a competitive call for proposals organised by the Nationale Postcode Loterij. The good news was announced during the annual Goed Geld Gala 2019 on Monday 4 March.