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CAN is an important, critical voice in the international climate policy process. The network’s regular press briefings and commentary help journalists and their audience make sense of what can be a baffling process, even to those who have been covering it for years.

CAN helps coordinate and amplify the communications work of its 900 members around major international climate processes. CAN also provides an important capacity building role for some members interested in boosting their communications efforts.

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To get a briefing on the latest developments in climate policy, to join our media list or to be connected with a spokesperson from a CAN member organization, please contact our head of international communications coordination, Ria Voorhaar, at rvoorhaar (at) 

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December 12, 2015 - 9:03am

The shape of the Paris Climate Agreement has emerged after the final text was tabled by the French Presidency today. The text released today is likely to be accepted at plenary by all countries without any major changes. Members of the Climate Action Network today assess how far the Paris outcome will go to speed up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and protect vulnerable communities from climate impacts.

On the occasion, CAN members made the following comments:


Mohamed Adow, Senior Climate Advisor, Christian Aid:

December 8, 2015 - 10:16am
After the first official day of high-level ministerial discussions, the French presidency and many ministers praised the progress and collaborative attitude. However, it is up to ministers to deliver on leaders' statements by laying aside political posturing and working to create an ambitious deal, one that lays out a roadmap to quickly get a climate that is livable for everyone. 
December 7, 2015 - 10:20am
Ministers arrived at the Paris climate talks and are getting down to business in high-level negotiation sessions. They face a distinct choice between a deal that that can keep climate change in check and one that would see climate chaos. 
December 5, 2015 - 10:22am
At the Paris Climate Summit,  a landmark achievement occurred today when technical negotiations officially closed, with the decision to send the draft climate agreement to ministers to use as the basis for negotiations. The French presidency now assumes the leadership of the 21st Conference of Parties which will get underway today. 

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