Key recommendations on the European Commission’s long-term strategy for 2050
In this document, we summarized our reactions to and recommendations on the European Commission’s communication A Clean Planet For All. More information on our views concerning the EU long term energy and climate strategy are available in the EU-ASE position paper “Energy Efficiency accelerating the shift to a decarbonised Europe” published in October 2018.
Our key statements:
- We welcome the European Commission’s vision, but call for further efforts to step up climate action and reach decarbonisation by 2050.
- Energy Efficiency must play a key and central role in the road towards a Climate Neutral EU. It is the most cost-effective way to achieve GHG reductions, align actions with the Paris Agreement and reach a maximum global temperature rise of 1.5ºC as stated by the IPCC report as the best way to slow down climate change.
- EU leaders must act NOW. The transition is feasible but very urgent. EU-ASE is eager to act together with citizens and decision-makers to shape the EU’s energy future in a just, inclusive way.