Climate change refers to the ongoing increase in Earth’s mean surface temperature also commonly referred to as global warming. Current estimates are that the planet is about 1°C warmer when compared to the pre-industrial period. Emissions of greenhouse gases2 (GHG) due to human activities are responsible for these temperature increases. In order to limit the catastrophic consequences of climate change, the global community signed the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The European Union and other countries have started to shape a concrete policy response. In particular, the EU announced the European Green Deal (EGD) in December 2019 as the roadmap towards a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.
The EGD represents a necessary and welcome shift of Europe’s overall policy agenda. The key question is whether the EGD is capable of delivering the system change which is required to limit global warming to 1.5°C? Is the European Green Deal ambitious enough?
This policy paper responds to this question in two steps. The first is to provide a concise summary of climate science’s main conclusions and the second is to compare these with Europe’s policy response in general and the EGD in particular.
Teresa Ribera, premiada por su labor en política internacional
by El Plural 26/01/2024
Teresa Ribera has been recognized by FEPS with the 'Progressive Person of the Year' award during the launch of the 'Progressive Yearbook.' Article by El Plural
Teresa Ribera, premio ‘Pregressive person of the year’ por su labor en política internacional
by Europa Press 26/01/2024
Teresa Ribera has been recognized by FEPS with the 'Progressive Person of the Year' award during the launch of the 'Progressive Yearbook.' Article by Europa Press
Total honesty and far-right lies
by IPS Journal 04/12/2023
Dive into the insightful analysis published in IPS Journal by Tom Theuns, Assist. Prof at Leiden University, and László Andor, FEPS Secretary General, examining the Dutch election results and the conclusions that need to be drawn for a successful EU Integration
Just Transition: A new social contract for wellbeing of people and planet
by Euractiv 11/07/2023
Euractiv's article ahead of the high-level expert meeting on Just Transition in Valladolid, organized by FEPS, Solidar, and other think tanks and civil society organizations.
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