As a member of the green recovery alliance led by MEP Pascal Canfin, EPEE signed a call to action for the United States to fulfil its ambitions by adopting a climate goal of reducing by at least 50% GHG emissions by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels).
“….The US and the EU will face different challenges in the transition towards carbon neutrality. While the EU relies on energy imports to meet half of its energy needs, the US, on the other hand, has started exporting more energy products than it imports. Beyond these differences, we have a common agenda and we need to embark on common reforms. We also share the same concern: the transition has to be just and fair to avoid penalising our citizens, workers and industries. This is why we have to strengthen our cooperation and work together to clean our energy systems, take additional steps to green our financial systems, deploy zero-emission vehicles and accelerate the renovation of buildings.
This decade will be the crucial one to fight against climate change! The climate crisis has no political colour, no borders, and no vaccine will prevent us from its impact. We, European political decision makers, CEOs, business organisations, trade unions and think tanks, call the United States to fulfil its ambitions by adopting a climate goal of reducing by at least 50% GHG emissions by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels)...”