Massive investment in clean, safe energy and energy savings are essential and combating climate change is a win-win process. Renewables must be put at the centre of European energy policy for the 21st century: seriously scaling up renewable energy will cut dependence on dirty fossil fuels, avoid the persistent problems of nuclear and create millions of jobs in the EU alone.
The EGP regrets the outcome of the UNFCCC climate summit (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009, which fell far below even the modest expectations. The main outcome of the conference, the Copenhagen Accord, was merely taken note of by the conference, reflecting its lack of ambition and the exclusive process by which it was agreed.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity and we must be committed to halting biodiversity loss in Europe and the report published indicates that there is no room for complacency.