The EU 2030 package is important. The targets it contains will set out how much Europe will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by and how we’ll generate and use electricity for the next 17 years.
The European Commission has proposed targets that risk putting the world on a pathway to blow the 2 degree limit. Now it’s down to national governments to decide what the final goals should be at their EU Council meeting on 20-21 March – so it’s time to make some noise!
First, find out why this is important and what’s going on with some hand puppets, courtesy of the fantastic UK Youth Climate Coalition
Next, take action!
1. Sound the Alarm for Climate Action!
All across Europe, people, organisations and communities are gearing up to take action in a week of pressure aimed at their governments from 22 February to 1 March. By working together we can create a louder united voice that highlight the broad diversity of voices calling for more climate action.
Find out what’s happening near you – or add your own ideas! – here: http://caneurope.org/climateactionweek
2. Push the UK Government for European climate action
The UK is enduring the worst floods for 200 years and leading scientists agree that they are climate-related. At the same time, Europe is setting climate targets for the next two decades. If thousands of us send David Cameron and Nick Clegg a message, they can push for the ambitious action that the world needs.
Sign the petition here: http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/campaigns/push-european-climate-action
3. Demand European Climate Action
Join European citizens who are deeply concerned about the causes and impacts of climate change to call on EU Heads of State to advocate for the European Council to support a plan that will truly protect us from dangerous climate change.
Email your government here: http://caneurope.org/act-now