Press Releases

COP24: COP President must create a space for ambition discussion in response to IPCC 1.5C Report as Ministers arrive in Katowice

Civil society calls for COP President to set up a discussion on ambition in response to IPCC Report on 1.5C

Katowice, 10 December 2018: Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace, called on ministers arriving in Katowice this week for the UN climate talks- pitched as the most important talks since the Paris talks in 2015- to demonstrate their understanding of the current climate emergency through words but more importantly through actions.

Faith, business and science representatives call on COP24 to deliver on heightened ambition and support for impacted communities

Katowice, 8 December 2018: Offering perspectives from the faith, business and science community, participants at a press conference today organised by Climate Action Network highlighted the urgency for the UN climate talks to address the importance of the IPCC 1.5C Report by committing to a COP decision that enhances NDCs by 2020.  

Civil Society representatives denied entry to Poland to participate in climate talks

Katowice, 7 December 2018: It is with deep concern that Climate Action Network (CAN) and its partners have learnt that Polish authorities denied entry and/or deported at least 12 members of civil society groups due to attend the United Nations climate talks in Poland.

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It’s crunch time in the negotiating rooms: countries must hash out key technical elements in the next hours

Katowice, 7 December 2018: Speakers from Climate Action Network (CAN) unpacked the various elements of the rulebook that are currently being negotiated to give an overview of the state of progress, or lack thereof, that must be resolved before ministers arrive next week to take on more political issues.

“Just transition and ambition are two sides of the same coin”

Katowice, 5 December 2018: Speaking at a press conference today, representatives from Climate Action Network (CAN) spoke on the need for a just transition that is built on social dialogue where transformative change towards a low-carbon future is not at the cost of exacerbating existing social inequality and removing social safety nets.
Highlighting the importance of a genuinely fair transition from fossil fuels to renewables, Lucile Dufour, International Policy and Development Adviser, Climate Action Network, France said:

Call for EU to step up leadership as experts emphasise why a strong rulebook must drive ambition with adequate climate finance

Strong statements by UN Secretary General must embolden leaders to make the right choices

4 December 2018, Katowice: Discussions for a comprehensive Paris Rulebook- the guidelines that will operationalise the Paris Agreement- alongside constructive intergovernmental dialogues for enhanced ambition, must set the lay the foundations for negotiations to pick up in the next days of the UN climate talks here in Katowice.  

A strong call for ambition as world leaders arrive in Katowice for COP24

3 December 2018, Katowice: World leaders at the UN climate talks in Katowice have made statements calling for stronger ambition but it's now time for countries to keep their word by commiting to updated Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020. Countries are feeling the pressure following the IPCC 1.5C Report and public demand for action has never been higher.

Statement by the CAN International Board of Directors

Statement by CAN International Board

Monday, 26 November 2018

The Board of CAN International has taken note of an article published in the media today concerning the announcement by the Board on 7 November 2018.

In the period from October 31, 2018 to November 5, 2018, the CAN International Board of Directors received a number of complaints. The Board takes seriously all complaints brought to its attention.

Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit

The Virtual Climate Summit organized by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) snowballs the process for ramping up climate action, but countries still need to significantly step up and raise ambition by 2020 to keep global warming below 1.5C degrees.

 
Thursday 22 November: Countries of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) broke new grounds

Cities, businesses and governments in Ukraine discuss transition to renewable energy

Kiev, 13 November 2018

EECCA Press Release

Relying on renewables as the only source of energy to drive countries’ development pathways not only makes sound environmental sense, but is also good for the economy. In addition it is crucial if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. So we urgently need to do more and move faster on 100%RE. 

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