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World NGO Leaders call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement

 

NEWS

December 9, 2010

World NGO Leaders call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement

Heads of WWF, Greenpeace, Oxfam, and CAN call out blocking countries

[On demand webcast available]

 

[Cancún, Mexico] The leaders of four international environment and development organizations here at the climate talks in Cancún urged Ministers to produce a strong and meaningful climate agreement and called out individual countries for blocking progress in the climate talks under way here.

 

An on-demand webcast of the panel is available now at:

http://webcast.cc2010.mx/webmedia_en.html?id=247

Leaders participating on the panel included:

 

• Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International;

"Governments should stop blaming each other and have the courage and the vision to be remembered by the people of the world. This is not a winners and losers option, we must all win

 

• Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International;

“With just two days left in the Cancun talks, we are in a position to move forward on a number of significant issues. Now it’s time for the negotiators to stop blocking and get to work negotiating.  We need some practical progress to build trust, confidence and momentum that will deliver concrete results here in Cancun for poor people around the world.  If they do this, ministers can final lay to rest the ghosts of Copenhagen once and for all and move us forward in the fight against climate change.”

 

• Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International;

"Ministers here in Cancun can make history this week, they can set in motion a sequence of events that will build hope for the future, mark a transition to a fair and just world in which the environment and equity go hand in hand, they can build the trust needed to deliver a climate saving treaty in Durban."

 

• David Turnbull, Executive Director, CAN International.

"When Obama came into office I was as optimistic as any that we would see a sea change in these talks. Unfortunately it appears the President and his administration are paying too much attention to the climate-denying Senators in Washington DC rather than living up to the goals they have set forward in public time and time again.  They are blocking progress on increased transparency in their own reporting, while demanding more from China and India on that same issue.”

 

 

On-demand Webcast: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/webmedia_en.html?id=247

     (www.unfccc.int)

 

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún

 

Original webcast: 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), Thursday, December 9, 2010

 

Who: World NGO leaders on Cancún climate talks

 

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 non-governmental organizations 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 contact:

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313

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CAN International - Media Advisory/Webcast Notice - December 9th

December 9, 2010 

World NGO Leaders to call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement 
Cancún climate talks panel (webcast live) 

[Cancún, Mexico] The leaders of four international environment and 
development organizations have traveled to Cancún to call upon Ministers to 
produce a strong and meaningful climate agreement in talks underway here 
hosted by the UNFCCC. 

Climate Action Network will host a media panel for the leaders to share 
their call, Thursday, December 9, at 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), in Room 
Luna of the Azteca building of the Moon Palace in Cancún, host to the UNFCCC 
negotiations. 

Leaders participating on the panel will include: 

€ Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International; 

€ Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International; 

€ Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International; and 

€ David Turnbull, Executive Director, CAN International. 

What: World NGO leaders share their call upon Ministers in the Cancún 
climate talks 

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna, Moon Palace, Cancún

Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int

When: 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), Thursday, December 9, 2010 

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations 

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 
non-governmental organizations 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 
<http://www.climatenetwork.org/> . 

For more information contact: 

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313 
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CAN International - Media Advisory/Webcast Notice - December 8th

Negotiations Briefing Update: Cancún Climate Talks

[Cancún, Mexico] Climate Action Network will host a media briefing to assess progress in the UNFCCC climate negotiations underway in Cancún, Mexico, on Wednesday, December 8, at 11:00 AM local (17:00 GMT), in Room Luna of the Azteca building of the Moon Palace.
 
NGO experts on the panel will include Tara Rao, WWF International; David Waskow, Oxfam America; and Aida Vila Rovira, Greenpeace Spain.
 
What: Briefing update on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Cancún
 
Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún
 
Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int)
 
When: 11:00 AM local (17:00 GMT), Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 non-governmental organizations 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 contact:
 
Hunter Cutting: +52 (1) 998-108-1313
 

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CAN International: Media Advisory – Webcast Notice - December 7th

Negotiations Briefing Update: Cancún Climate Talks

Assessing progress on the Kyoto Protocol, the Climate Fund, and MRV

[Cancún, Mexico] Climate Action Network will host a media briefing to assess progress in the UNFCCC climate negotiations underway in Cancún, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 7, at 10:30 AM local (16:30 GMT), in Room Luna of the Azteca building of the Moon Palace.

NGO experts on the panel will include Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists; Ailun Yang, Greenpeace China; and Raman Mehta, Climate Action Network South Asia.

What: Briefing update on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Cancún

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún

Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int)

When: 10:30 AM local (16:30 GMT), Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 non-governmental organizations 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 contact:

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313

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Media Advisory – Webcast Notice

Negotiations Assessment: Cancun Climate Talks

Midpoint media briefing 

[Cancún, Mexico] Climate Action Network will host a media briefing to assess progress at the midpoint of the UNFCCC climate negotiations underway in Cancún, Mexico, on Monday, December 6, at 10:00 AM local (16:00 GMT), Room Luna of the Azteca building in the Moon Palace.

NGO experts on the panel include Wendel Trio, Greenpeace International; Tim Gore, Oxfam International; and Tara Rao, WWF International.

Panelists will assess the progress of negotiations over the first week of the talks, evaluate the new negotiation texts released by negotiators over the weekend and set out benchmarks for measuring progress over the final week.

What: Midpoint briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Cancún

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún

Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int)

When: 10:00 AM local (17:00 GMT), Monday, December 6, 2010

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 450 non-governmental organizations 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 contact:

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313

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Media Advisory /Webcast Notice: Cancun Climate Talks - Thursday Media briefing

Negotiations update: Cancun Climate Talks

Thursday Media briefing 

[Cancún, Mexico] Climate Action Network will host a briefing update on the UNFCCC climate negotiations underway in Cancún, Mexico, on Thursday, December 2, at 11:30 local (17:30 GMT).

NGO experts on the panel include Antonio Hill, Oxfam International; Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid; and Melanie Coath, Bird Life International.

What: Briefing on progress in UNFCCC Cancún climate negotiations

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún

Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int)

When: 11:30 local (17:30 GMT), Thursday, December 2, 2010

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 450 non-governmental organizations 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 contact:

Hunter Cutting: +1 415-420-7498

 

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