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Capital cities from Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw demanding from EU to raise the 2030 CO2 reduction target – Denmark increases domestic carbon tax - European air industry lobbies for climate friendly recovery - 22 June to 28 June 2020

Climate friendly recovery (EU) | Carbon tax (Ireland) | Overviews regarding climate friendly design of recovery | Climate friendly recovery (Denmark) | European Airlines | The role of renewables in recovery programmes | Climate policies, UK and Canada 

 

Climate friendly recovery (EU). The mayors of the Visegrad 4 capital cities - Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw - signed a letter this week demanding EU leaders to support raising the 2030 CO2 reduction target to 55% below 1990 levels. Governments of these countries have been reluctant to embrace enhanced targets.

Carbon tax (Ireland). Irish government agreement includes carbon tax trajectory to reach 100 €/t in 2030.

Overviews regarding climate friendly design of recovery. NGO CAN Europe on the EU climate friendly recovery plan: www.caneurope.org/docman/fossil-fuel-subsidies-1/3617-assessment-eu-recovery-plan-can-europe-june-2020/file
World Energy Council survey of energy companies, stressing the transformational shift due to the Corona crisis: https://www.worldenergy.org/assets/downloads/World_Energy_Council_-_Covid_2nd_Global_Survey_Results_-_FINAL_1.pdf

Climate friendly recovery (Denmark). Denmark’s political groups have agreed a climate deal that will include an increased domestic carbon tax, the government said on June 22, defying concerns about the impact of the coronavirus on the country’s economy.

Climate friendly recovery in European air industry. European air industry lobby requests for policy support for a climate friendly recovery: www.ebaa.org/app/uploads/2020/06/Joint-Open-Letter-Civil-Aviation-Green-Recovery-Proposals.pdf

Rollback of climate policies (Canada). The Canadian government will lessen the short-term carbon intensity reduction targets for its proposed Clean Fuel Standard in response to the coronavirus pandemic, while making the GHG abatement goals more ambitious later on in the decade to maintain the stringency of the policy, the federal environment ministry said June 22.

The role of renewables in recovery programmes. By IRENA: irena.org//media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2020/Jun/IRENA_Post-COVID_Recovery_2020.pdf

UK climate policy after the Corona crisis. From the Committee on Climate Change: www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Reducing-UK-emissions-Progress-Report-to-Parliament-Committee-on-Cli.._-002-1.pdf