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 1300 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 be connected with a spokesperson from a CAN member organization, please contact Senior Communications Officer, Dharini Parthasarathy, at 

News Releases

February 5, 2020 - 8:09am

Citizens' inputs must encourage Japan to reduce emissions by at least 45-50% , from 1990 levels, by 2030 . The government's plans to allow new coal-burning power plants to be built across the country is in total contradiction to the Paris Agreement goals, says CAN-Japan 

January 23, 2020 - 3:17pm

Immediately shift investments from fossil fuels into renewables and nature protection and restoration, civil society said to government, bank and business leaders convening in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

December 16, 2019 - 3:43am

15 December 2019, MADRID: The UN climate talks concluded today in Madrid with governments showing no signs of addressing the climate emergency. 

December 13, 2019 - 3:27am

“Cheating does not change what the atmosphere sees. We don’t want any accounting tricks being created here.” 

December 12, 2019 - 3:24am

12 December 2019, Madrid, Spain: As the COP25 UN climate negotiations approach its end, Climate Action Network (CAN) held a press briefing to provide updates on key issues that are closely watched by civil society particularly loss and damage finance and raising ambition.


Reactions from CAN speakers:

Sven Harmeling, Global Policy Lead on Climate Change and Resilience, CARE International