Finance Working Group

Many developing countries lack the resources to properly address the profound challenges of climate change. For this reason, developed countries have long promised to provide support to help developing countries limit their emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Yet for the most part, the assistance that has been provided to date has been inadequate to meet the challenge. The CAN Finance Group coordinates advocacy and policy work around the need to rapidly scale up support for climate action from developed countries directly, and through new, innovative sources of finance. The group’s main focus is to ensure that sufficient support is available for developing countries to reduce their emissions as required to stay below 2 degrees/1.5 degree temperature rise, and to help countries adapt to climate effects that are already inevitable. Towards this end, the group works to strengthen financial commitments within the UNFCCC and other venues, and to ensure that the Green Climate Fund is an effective and appropriately funded vehicle for delivering climate support to developing countries.

For more information please contact:
Kashmala Kakakhel, WEDO, kashmalakakakhel@gmail.com
Lucile Dufour, Réseau Action Climat France, lucile@rac-f.org 
Eddy Pérez, Climate Reality, eperez@climatereality.ca

Global Civil Society Responds to Japan’s New 2020 Target

Japan announced its new 2020 emissions reduction target today at the UN climate negotiations in Poland. While parties are negotiating to raise the level of ambition during this year’s meeting, Japan has now abandoned their 25% reduction target from 1990, and proposed 3.1% increase compared to 1990 levels.

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Fossil deja vu as Aussies abandon their neighbors on loss and damage

   
Photo Credit: David Tong, Adopt A Negotiator

The First Place Fossil goes to – again - Australia. Withdrawing from climate action and finance for developing countries is already like a slap in the face of those suffering from the impacts of climate change. Simply expressing solidarity with the Philippines, as they did on Wednesday in the loss and damage negotiations, is not sufficient to repair the damage Australia caused.

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‘I am an Australian . . .’

I am an Australian. Which is quite an admission in these halls at the moment.

People keep coming up to me and asking what’s going on? Why is my government doing such terrible things on climate policy? Why are they so addicted to coal? Why are they so determined to go backwards? How can they trash their climate policies when the rest of the world is meeting here in Warsaw to try and move forward on climate? And particularly when our neighbouring countries, especially the Philippines, are suffering such devastation.

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Please Don't Split Up

ECO found this letter in the waste bin next to Plenary 1. Can we help make this relationship work . . . ?

My dearest,

Since our winter holiday in Copenhagen, where you proposed our marriage, I feel that you have never stopped breaking your promises. All we do is talk, talk and talk some more – and yet, you still don't get it.  

You have to stop spending all your money on expensive cars and fancy jets, and start helping me and the family. This is the last straw.  I need reassurance that we have a future, that we will grow old together.

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AUSTRALIAN CARBON PRICE REPEAL DRAGS COUNTRY BACK TO THE FOSSIL ERA


Photo Credit: David Tong, Adopt A Negotiator

It has been millennia since the rumble of dinosaurs has been heard, but now in 2013 at COP19 to the UNFCCC we find ourselves among prehistoric fossils once more. 

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CAN Intervention in the COP19 COP Plenary on Finance, Agenda Item 11, 13 November, 2013

        

Thank you chair. My name is Aissatou Diouf and I speak on behalf of Climate Action Network.

Let us be clear, progress on climate finance is a key pre-condition for agreeing a 2015 Paris Package.

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Mónica López Baltodano speaks intervenes on loss and damage

I am Mónica López Baltodano and I am speaking on behalf of Climate Action Network.

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