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Media Advisory - Webcast notice: International experts from CAN NGOs will discuss the role of different countries and the outlook for COP18.

 

NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS

[Bonn, Germany] Civil society groups attending UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, will host a media briefing, webcast live, on the last day of the negotiations to assess the Bonn outcome.

International experts from NGOs organized in the Climate Action Network (CAN) will discuss the role of different countries in the talks, and the outlook for COP18 in Doha at the end of the year.

The briefing takes place at Room Hayden the UNFCCC conference venue Hotel Maritim in Bonn, on Friday, 25 May, at 12:30 local time (03:30 San Francisco, 06:30 Washington DC, 11:30 London, 13:30 Nairobi, 14:30 Moscow, 16:00 Delhi, 18:30 Beijing, 19:30 Tokyo, 20:30 Sydney)

It will be webcast live at: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb36/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=217

NGO experts on the panel will include Tasneem Essop (WWF), Celine Charveriat (Oxfam), and Wael Hmaidan (CAN).

-       What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban

-       Where: Room Hayden, Hotel Maritim, in Bonn, Germany

-       Webcast Live via www.unfccc.int, or at: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb36/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=217

-       When: 12:30 local Bonn time, Friday, 25 May 2012

-       Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

About & Contacts:

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 600 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information, please go to www.climatenetwork.org and contact CAN International Director Wael Hmaidan, email: whmaidan@climatenetwork.org, local mobile: +49-(0)1603195597

TckTckTck is the public campaign of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), and CAN partners. Our shared mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change. For more information, please go to www.tcktcktck.org and contact Communications Director Christian Teriete, email: christian.teriete@tcktcktck.org, local mobile: +49-(0)15778566968

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CAN Opening Presser in Bonn - May 14, 2012

Photo Credit: Leila Mead/IISD

 

[Bonn – Germany] International experts from NGOs organized in the Climate Action Network (CAN) and the global TckTckTck campaign today called on negotiators gathered in Bonn for another round of UN climate talks to build on agreements made at COP17 in Durban last year rather than re-opening them.

An archived video from today’s NGO press conference will be published at:http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb36/templ/ovw_onDemand.php?id_kongressmain=217

Wael Hmaidan, Director at CAN International, said:

“The Durban outcome came as a positive surprise. It is not perfect, but provided us with the last opportunity to reach a meaningful global agreement to avoid catastrophic climate change impacts that threaten our survival. 2012 will be a transitional year, in which we will close the old process and start a new one. For the first time, governments are ready to tackle the difficult issues that they have tried to avoid in the past. Key challenges for countries this year include raising ambition to close the gap between pledged emission targets and what’s really needed, and addressing how to share the necessary effort in an equitable manner. 2012 is also witnessing an Arab spring in the climate negotiations. Qatar will be hosting COP18, Saudi Arabia is chairing one of the negotiation tracks, and Algeria is the new Chair of G77. This provides a unique opportunity for the Arab region to become more progressive, and to put a well ‘oiled’ process in place for a successful COP in Doha.”

Liz Gallagher, Senior Policy Advisor at E3G, said:

“Negotiators can no longer lick old wounds and go over old ground, their political masters are watching. With Durban marking the beginning of the process to deliver a global climate treaty by 2015, they have to use Bonn to deliver a work-plan that gets us there. Copenhagen was too political for the technocrats and too technical for politicians – and thus ended in disaster. Learning the lessons and laying the groundwork for success in 2015, Bonn must set out a clear process to unravel the ‘all or nothing’ approach these negotiations usually suffer from.”

 

Tove Ryding, Climate Policy Coordinator at Greenpeace International, said:

“A very crucial outcome of Durban was developing countries acknowledging that all countries, including developing countries, must work together to strengthen global action on climate change. However, it was absurd to see several developed countries respond to this positive move by developing countries by backtracking on their own commitments. Canada won the title as climate hypocrite of the year when they slammed the door on Kyoto strait after Durban. Absurdly enough, there is a risk that Australia and New Zealand might take inspiration from this bad example since they are so far failing to commit to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. The EU have stepped up and shown will to do this. If Europe stick with their 20% target and insist on an 8 year Kyoto commitment period, however, they will be sticking their heads in the sand instead of opening the global discussion about the need for urgent and stronger action on climate change.”

 

Contacts

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 600 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. For more information, please go to www.climatenetwork.org and contact CAN International Director Wael Hmaidan, email:whmaidan@climatenetwork.org, local mobile: +49-(0)1603195597

TckTckTck is the public campaign of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA). Our shared mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change. For more information, please go to www.tcktcktck.org and contact Communications Director Christian Teriete, email: christian.teriete@tcktcktck.org, local mobile: +49-(0)15778566968

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NGOs tell negotiators to agree work-plan in Bonn, not re-open Durban deals

Photo Credit: Leila Mead/IISD

[Bonn – Germany] International experts from NGOs organized in the Climate Action Network (CAN) and the global TckTckTck campaign today called on negotiators gathered in Bonn for another round of UN climate talks to build on agreements made at COP17 in Durban last year rather than re-opening them.

An archived video from today’s NGO press conference will be published at: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb36/templ/ovw_onDemand.php?id_kongressmain=217

Wael Hmaidan, Director at CAN International, said:

“The Durban outcome came as a positive surprise. It is not perfect, but provided us with the last opportunity to reach a meaningful global agreement to avoid catastrophic climate change impacts that threaten our survival. 2012 will be a transitional year, in which we will close the old process and start a new one. For the first time, governments are ready to tackle the difficult issues that they have tried to avoid in the past. Key challenges for countries this year include raising ambition to close the gap between pledged emission targets and what’s really needed, and addressing how to share the necessary effort in an equitable manner. 2012 is also witnessing an Arab spring in the climate negotiations. Qatar will be hosting COP18, Saudi Arabia is chairing one of the negotiation tracks, and Algeria is the new Chair of G77. This provides a unique opportunity for the Arab region to become more progressive, and to put a well ‘oiled’ process in place for a successful COP in Doha.”

Liz Gallagher, Senior Policy Advisor at E3G, said:

“Negotiators can no longer lick old wounds and go over old ground, their political masters are watching. With Durban marking the beginning of the process to deliver a global climate treaty by 2015, they have to use Bonn to deliver a work-plan that gets us there. Copenhagen was too political for the technocrats and too technical for politicians – and thus ended in disaster. Learning the lessons and laying the groundwork for success in 2015, Bonn must set out a clear process to unravel the ‘all or nothing’ approach these negotiations usually suffer from.”

Tove Ryding, Climate Policy Coordinator at Greenpeace International, said:

“A very crucial outcome of Durban was developing countries acknowledging that all countries, including developing countries, must work together to strengthen global action on climate change. However, it was absurd to see several developed countries respond to this positive move by developing countries by backtracking on their own commitments. Canada won the title as climate hypocrite of the year when they slammed the door on Kyoto strait after Durban. Absurdly enough, there is a risk that Australia and New Zealand might take inspiration from this bad example since they are so far failing to commit to a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. The EU have stepped up and shown will to do this. If Europe stick with their 20% target and insist on an 8 year Kyoto commitment period, however, they will be sticking their heads in the sand instead of opening the global discussion about the need for urgent and stronger action on climate change.”

 

Contacts

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 600 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. For more information, please go to www.climatenetwork.org and contact CAN International Director Wael Hmaidan, email: whmaidan@climatenetwork.org, local mobile: +49-(0)1603195597

 

TckTckTck is the public campaign of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA). Our shared mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change. For more information, please go to www.tcktcktck.org and contact Communications Director Christian Teriete, email: christian.teriete@tcktcktck.org, local mobile: +49-(0)15778566968

 

 

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NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS: Civil society expectations for next round of talks as two-week conference kicks off

 

[Bonn, Germany] Civil society groups attending the next round of UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, from 14 to 25 May will host a media briefing, webcast live, to outline civil society expectations for a successful outcome of these important negotiations ahead of COP18 in Doha at the end of the year.

International experts from NGOs organized in the Climate Action Network (CAN) and the global TckTckTck campaign will discuss civil society expectations for the Bonn talks, look into some of the political dynamics as governments gather to build on agreements made in Durban last year, and highlight the urgency of progress in the negotiations in light of recent IEA warnings.

The briefing takes place at Room Hayden the UNFCCC conference venue Hotel Maritim in Bonn, on Monday, 14 May, at 10:30 local time (01:30 San Francisco, 04:30 Washington DC, 09:30 London, 11:30 Nairobi, 12:30 Moscow, 14:00 Delhi, 16:30 Beijing, 17:30 Tokyo, 18:30 Sydney)

It will be webcast live at: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb36/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=217

NGO experts on the panel will include Tove Ryding (Greenpeace), Wael Hmaidan (CAN International), and Liz Gallagher (E3G).

-       What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban

-       Where: Room Hayden, Hotel Maritim, in Bonn, Germany

-       Webcast Livevia www.unfccc.int, or at: http://unfccc4.meta-fusion.com/kongresse/sb36/templ/ovw_live.php?id_kongressmain=217

-       When: 10:30 local Bonn time, Monday, 14 May 2012

-       Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

About & Contacts:

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 600 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information, please go to www.climatenetwork.org and contact CAN International Director Wael Hmaidan, email: whmaidan@climatenetwork.org, local mobile: +49-(0)1603195597

TckTckTck is the public campaign of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA). Our shared mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change. For more information, please go to www.tcktcktck.org and contact Communications Director Christian Teriete, email: christian.teriete@tcktcktck.org, local mobile: +49-(0)15778566968

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Media Advisory – Webcast Notice: Civil society reflections on outcome of negotiations on finance and the role of the EU and US

UNFCCC CLIMATE TALKS IN DURBAN: NGO BRIEFING ON THE FINAL DAY OF NEGOTIATIONS

Civil society reflections on outcome of negotiations on finance and the role of the EU and US

[Durban, South Africa] Climate Action Network – International will host a media briefing, webcast live, to outline civil society expectations for a successful outcome of UN climate talks in Durban.

On the final day of negotiations international NGO experts will discuss civil society reflections on the situation in the negotiations on finance and comment on the role of the EU and the US throughout the negotiations and with reflections on their role in these final hours.

The briefing takes place at the UNFCCC conference venue, on Friday, December 9, at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT), Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) NGO Press Conference Room.

It will be webcast live at: http://bit.ly/CANwebcasts

NGO experts on the panel will include: Jason Anderson of WWF Europe; Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Harjeet Singh of ActionAid International.
 
What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban

Where: Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) NGO Press Conference Room, UNFCCC conference venue, Durban

Webcast Live via www.unfccc.int, or at: http://bit.ly/CANwebcasts

When: 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT), Friday, December 9, 2011

Who:     Jason Anderson – WWF Europe
    Alden Meyer – the Union of Concerned Scientists
    Harjeet Singh – ActionAid International

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 700 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org

For more information please contact:

David Turnbull, CAN International, +27 (0) 78 889 6827 (local mobile)

Every day at 18:00 local time CAN gives the Fossil of the Day to the Parties that obstruct the negotiations the most. You can watch the Fossil ceremony at the CAN booth in the DEC building and get the press releases every day at: http://www.climatenetwork.org/fossil-of-the-day

 

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Media Advisory – Webcast Notice: Civil society reflections on level of ambition on mitigation and on state of play of the finance negotiations.

UNFCCC CLIMATE TALKS IN DURBAN: NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS

Civil society reflections on level of ambition on mitigation and on state of play of the finance negotiations.

[Durban, South Africa] Climate Action Network – International will host a media briefing, webcast live, to outline civil society expectations for a successful outcome of UN climate talks in Durban.

International NGO experts will discuss civil society reflections on the level of ambition on mitigation, and comment the state of play of the negotiations on finance both in relation to the Green Climate Fund and the long-term finance.

The briefing takes place at the UNFCCC conference venue, on Thursday, December 8, at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT), Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) NGO Press Conference Room.

It will be webcast live at: http://bit.ly/CANwebcasts

NGO experts on the panel will include: Annie Petsonk of the Environmental Defense Fund; Kelly Dent of Oxfam, and Nina Jamal of IndyAct.
 
What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban

Where: Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) NGO Press Conference Room, UNFCCC conference venue, Durban

Webcast Live via www.unfccc.int, or at: http://bit.ly/CANwebcasts

When: 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT), Thursday, December 8, 2011

Who:     Annie Petsonk – Environmental Defense Fund
    Kelly Dent – Oxfam
    Nina Jamal – IndyAct

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 700 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org

For more information please contact:

David Turnbull, CAN International, +27 (0) 78 889 6827 (local mobile)

Every day at 18:00 local time CAN gives the Fossil of the Day to the Parties that obstruct the negotiations the most. You can watch the Fossil ceremony at the CAN booth in the DEC building and get the press releases every day at: http://www.climatenetwork.org/fossil-of-the-day
 

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