NGO BRIEFING ON THE NEGOTIATIONS: Civil society expectations for next round of talks as two-week conference kicks off


[Bonn, Germany] Civil society groups attending the next round of UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany, from 14 to 25 May will host a media briefing, webcast live, to outline civil society expectations for a successful outcome of these important negotiations ahead of COP18 in Doha at the end of the year.

International experts from NGOs organized in the Climate Action Network (CAN) and the global TckTckTck campaign will discuss civil society expectations for the Bonn talks, look into some of the political dynamics as governments gather to build on agreements made in Durban last year, and highlight the urgency of progress in the negotiations in light of recent IEA warnings.

The briefing takes place at Room Hayden the UNFCCC conference venue Hotel Maritim in Bonn, on Monday, 14 May, at 10:30 local time (01:30 San Francisco, 04:30 Washington DC, 09:30 London, 11:30 Nairobi, 12:30 Moscow, 14:00 Delhi, 16:30 Beijing, 17:30 Tokyo, 18:30 Sydney)

It will be webcast live at:

NGO experts on the panel will include Tove Ryding (Greenpeace), Wael Hmaidan (CAN International), and Liz Gallagher (E3G).

-       What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban

-       Where: Room Hayden, Hotel Maritim, in Bonn, Germany

-       Webcast Livevia, or at:

-       When: 10:30 local Bonn time, Monday, 14 May 2012

-       Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

About & Contacts:

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 600 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information, please go to and contact CAN International Director Wael Hmaidan, email:, local mobile: +49-(0)1603195597

TckTckTck is the public campaign of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA). Our shared mission is to mobilize civil society and galvanize public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature, to promote the low-carbon transition of our economies, and to accelerate the adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change. For more information, please go to and contact Communications Director Christian Teriete, email:, local mobile: +49-(0)15778566968