CAN input to post-2015 declaration

To emphasise the need for ambitious action in the short, medium and long-term, Climate Action Network recommends that the declaration on post-2015 sustainable development includes:

1. To include a reference to crucial goals for the tomorrow we want: “to avoid the worst effects of climate change we must phase out carbon emissions and phase in 100% renewable energy with sustainable energy access for all” with the possible addition “as early as possible, but not later than 2050”

2. Further include paragraph 8 of the preamble to the Open Working Group report to signpost to the UNFCCC process, especially the following parts:  underscoring “that the global nature of climate change calls for the widest possible cooperation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response, with a view to accelerating the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions; [recalling] that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change provides that parties should protect the climate system for the benefit of present and future generations of humankind on the basis of equity and in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. […] having a likely chance of holding the increase in global average temperature below [2°C, or] 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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