Media Centre

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.

Media Contacts:

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) 

News Releases

November 20, 2014 - 9:16am

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) "pledging conference" has ended today in Berlin with USD9.4 billion being pledged in support climate action in developing countries.

November 20, 2014 - 5:15am

This Tuesday, November 25, experts from Climate Action Network will brief media on expectations for the major UN climate change negotiations of the year, called COP20, due to get underway in Lima, Peru on December 1st. 

November 19, 2014 - 9:58am

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: The release of UNEP's Fifth Emissions Gap report today has added to the growing number of voices, including those of the 900 NGOS working together in Climate Action Network, which are calling for governments to scale up climate action to achieve a phase out of carbon pollution to zero by mid-century.

November 12, 2014 - 9:18am

Wednesday, November 12, 2014: The tabling of national climate action commitments by the world's two major polluters, the US and China, adds welcome momentum to what will amount to our first steps in unison down a low carbon development pathway that brings us closer to a phase out fossil fuel pollution in favour of 100% renewable energy.  

Other countries should see these "game-changing" announcements by the US and China as a strong signal of commitment to the collective international effort to act on climate change as they prepare their own national plans. 

November 2, 2014 - 5:28am

November 2, 2014 - Copenhagen, Denmark: One month after unprecedented numbers of people took to the streets calling for more climate action as part of the Peoples’ Climate Marches, the world’s peak body of climate scientists has issued its starkest warning yet about the choice facing humanity. 

The people have spoken, businesses demand action, investors want long term certainty and science could not send a clearer signal than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.