Europe walks its talk

The European Union has proposed an impressive budget that 'mainstreams' its climate commitments across funding sectors, but will it reduce carbon emissions, asks Sonja van Renssen.

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Figure 1: The European Union budget proposal for 2014–2020.

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    European Commission A Budget for Europe 2020 — Part II: Policy Fiches (EC, 2011); available via http://go.nature.com/RQZJxV.

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    Medarova-Bergstrom, K. et al. Mainstreaming the Environment and Climate Change in the Post-2013 EU Budget (Institute for European Environmental Policy, 2011); available via http://go.nature.com/r8nlI7.

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    EU Funds in Central and Eastern Europe: Roadmap to Sustainability or Dead-end Investments? http://bankwatch.org/billions (CEE Bankwatch and Friends of the Earth Europe, 2011).

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    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Handbook on the OECD-DAC Climate Markers (OECD, 2011); available via http://go.nature.com/fntBMK.

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van Renssen, S. Europe walks its talk. Nature Clim Change 2, 227–228 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1464

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