Energy Working Group

The CAN Energy working group addresses advocacy and policy work around fossil fuel supply and production and the urgent need for a transition to 100% clean, safe, and renewable energy. This is a cross cutting issue that will deal with topics within the UNFCCC, but also beyond as they pertain to meeting the Paris goals. The group's broad objectives are articulated in CAN's position on the need for restrictions on fossil fuel supply and include pressing for a just and equitable managed decline of fossil fuel production in line with keeping warming well below 2 degrees C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees.

For more information contact the interim working group chair at:
Hannah McKinnon, Oil Change International, hannah@priceofoil.org

Intervention: Opening ADP Plenary by Vositha Wijenayake, Bonn ADP2-4, 10 March 2014

Thank you Co-Chairs,

I am speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network.

The ADP has three crucial tasks this week. 

First: Ambition, ambition, ambition within finance and mitigation is key.  The focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency under Workstream 2 is a positive start. Combined together, these areas have potential to decrease 5 Gt of the emissions gap and the UNFCCC process must produce specific actions to make that happen on the ground.

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Having COP18 in Qatar presents a unique opportunity to move forward with mitigation and adaptation efforts for climate change in the region, as well as for climate finance. With this in mind, ECO is calling for leadership from the Arab states beyond the conference hall. 

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Ukraine – Transition from Gas to Coal! Are you serious?

ECO was dismayed to hear Ukraine’s presentation of its QELRO in yesterday’s KP session.

 

The presentation did not live up to its billing – not only did Ukraine not have a QELRO to present, but stated that it would not be in a position to do so until it had done more work on its low carbon economy strategy – in 2013.
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New text is a green light for fossil fuels

So the Brazilians pulled together a draft and shared it with at least some of the world on Saturday night (some delegates had not even received it on the Sunday). Like everyone else, ECO was scrambling to see what was in it, specifically for energy and climate.

Oh the irony of climate and energy

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Where is the energy in Rio?

After being energised by the magnificent rhythms and colours of Brazilian samba, ECO realised that there was something strangely missing from the official negotiation agenda: energy. Right now there are no public meetings on the energy paragraphs, and nothing is scheduled for the remainder of the conference. How can this be?

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