Webcast Media Briefing: CAN outlines expectations for UN climate talks

Bonn, Germany - Monday, August 31, 2015: Expert observers will brief reporters on their forecast for the week-long UN climate negotiations which get underway in Bonn today.

The session opens as we move closer to the major meeting in Paris in December which must finalise a comprehensive and universal climate agreement that should protect people from climate risks and signal the end of the fossil fuel era.  

Open questions include how the negotiations will absorb the momentum building towards the agreement, which has seen, for example, the leading lights of the Muslim community issue a declaration calling for the Paris agreement to speed up the transition of 100% renewable energy and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff commit earlier this month to decarbonise the country's economy.
 

To ask questions of the panelists, email rvoorhaar@climatenetwork.org or Tweet @CANIntl. 
 

Who:

  • Tasneem Essop, WWF

  • Martin Kaiser, Greenpeace

  • Alix Mazounie, RAC France

• When: Monday August 31, 11amCEST

• Where: Room Nairobi 4, World Conference Centre Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113, Bonn (UNFCCC accreditation required to attend).

• Webcast: The press conference will be webcast live here and available on demand afterwards: http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/bonn_aug_2015/channels/press-room-3

Contact:
Ria Voorhaar, CAN International, email: 
rvoorhaar@climatenetwork.org, phone: +49 157 3173 5568

About CAN:
Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 900 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. More at: 
www.climatenetwork.org

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