Beyond a 20% climate target - briefing on draft Commission working paper

Publication - January 30, 2012
A two page briefing prepared by Climate Action Network Europe, WWF and Greenpeace, outlines our response and recommendations to the Commission working paper 'Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions: Member State results'

Abandoned aircraft sit on flooded tarmac at a Thai airport which closed for weeks due to the extreme flooding in the Bangkok area.

Introduction
The European Commission’s working paper Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions: Member State results outlines the costs and benefits for individual EU countries of enhancing their climate action to a collective 30 percent emission reduction target for 2020. It concludes that increasing the EU climate ambition will deliver great financial, health and environmental benefits for all member states, including €7bn extra government revenues per year from a reinvigorated European carbon market. It will also propose a series of options to accelerate clean energy investments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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