Open letter: fossil fuel phase out date needed in EU 2040 target
Posted on 30 January 2024
Coal should be phased out no later than 2030, fossil gas no later than 2035 and oil at the latest by 2040.
Last December, COP28 addressed fossil fuels for the first time in the history of these Conferences of the Parties (COPs) as the cause of our global climate change problem. It sets the expectation that countries demonstrate their transition away from fossil fuels via their climate plans.
That’s why a coalition of seven NGOs – WWF, Greenpeace, Transport & Environment, CAN Europe, EEB, E3G, Global Citizen and Carbon Market Watch – are asking the Commission to now set clear fossil fuel phase out dates for Europe as part of its forthcoming Communication on the 2040 Target.
To reach climate neutrality by 2040 we need clear fossil fuel phase out dates and shift towards renewables.