Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement. To celebrate, French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting The One Planet Summit to lay the groundwork for ramping up climate action ambition to 2020.
In the coming year, the European Union has a great opportunity to join those at the cutting edge of climate action, designing the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework to become compatible with the Paris Agreement. The next EU budget provides a venue to offer a boost to sustainable infrastructure. In this month's newsletter, we explore this issue, including how the EU can go about ensuring fossil-free investments with EU funds; fostering a stronger push for renewable and clean energy innovation; and preventing devastating climate-related disasters.
With the new framework kicking in as the Paris commitment period cranks into gear, will Europe make the most of this opportunity?
Thanks for reading,
Carlos Campillos, Researcher