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

October 2, 2015 - 6:52am

[New Delhi, India] Friday October 2, 2015 - With their national climate action commitment, lodged today, the Indian government has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity – the ratio between gross emissions and a country’s GDP  – by 33-35% of its 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve this target  India will ensure that about 40% of its electricity will come from non-fossil fuel sources while it will increase its tree and forest cover to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5-3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. 

September 27, 2015 - 3:28pm

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon today hosted a lunch to discuss climate change with Heads of State from around 30 countries. Leaders exchanged views on what the new agreement on climate change, due to be struck in Paris this December, must achieve and what components it must contain. 

Speaking after the UN Secretary General's press conference on the lunch, Climate Action Network director Wael Hmaidan said:

September 4, 2015 - 10:20am

Today marked the close of the penultimate intersessional before heads of state, ministers, and negotiators head to Paris in December to finalise what should be a comprehensive and universal climate agreement. 

September 3, 2015 - 12:11pm

Bonn, Germany - Thursday, September 3, 2015This session of climate negotiations are moving towards their conclusion, and civil society observers here in Bonn have provided an expert analysis of the progress made to-date in the negotiations and on the state of the text. 

September 2, 2015 - 11:46am

Bonn, Germany - September 3, 2015: As the UN climate negotiations currently underway in Bonn enter their final stretch, expert civil society observers will analyse progress made so far and comment on possible outcomes from the session.

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