Areas of expertise

Learn more about our dedicated areas of expertise, focusing on specific geographies and economic sectors that are critical to building and sustaining climate action.

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Trade

As the EU remains a global leader in the transition to a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy and at the forefront of climate ambition with the European Green Deal, it must demonstrate its ability to bring together its climate and…

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EU Green Deal Diplomacy

The European Green Deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide the political vision and policy framework to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 while achieving a greenhouse gas emission reduction of at least 55% by 2030 (compared to 1990). A socio-economic…

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Spain

Climate change policies are becoming central in the Spanish political landscape and citizens are increasingly becoming aware of the economic and social aspects of the climate crisis. The ECF’s Spanish Programme aims to support and improve just transition policies that…

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Land Use

Reducing agriculture and forestry’s emissions footprint while also maximising the ability of the land to draw down greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.

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Bioenergy

We envision an energy system that relies on wind and solar and that moves away from burning, including burning biological material like wood and agricultural products (bioenergy). Bioenergy, in its various forms (biofuels, biomass, biogas and biomethane) is sometimes perceived…

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South-East Europe

Building higher climate awareness and the know-how to conduct the transition to net-zero emissions in the South-East Europe region.

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Central Europe

Increasing public awareness and broadening climate coalition in Central Europe

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Poland

Supporting Poland’s timely development of an adequate response to the climate emergency

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Germany

Contributing to realising a low-carbon ‘Wirtschaftwunder’ ensuring sustainable jobs and a healthy and stable environment for the next generation

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International

Supporting climate ambition outside Europe, at country, regional, city and business levels

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France

Advancing domestic policies that drive emissions cuts in the real economy

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United Kingdom

Maintaining and strengthening the country’s history of strong societal consensus for decarbonisation and high environmental standards

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Industry & Innovation

Supporting policy to enable zero greenhouse gas emissions production processes and incentivise innovative models for the industry

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Energy

Moving from fossil power to renewables such as wind and solar

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Climate Planning & Laws

Winning credible legal commitments at EU and national level, underpinned by robust long-term planning frameworks

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Buildings

Making Europe’s building stock fit for the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions future

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Climate Finance

Aligning the financial system and financial flows with the Paris Agreement

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Transport

Reducing the impact of transport on climate, improving health and bolstering Europe’s economy

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