Media Advisory – Webcast Notice: Civil society reflections on big picture of the negotiations and introducing “Spin-watch.”

7 December 2011


Civil society reflections on big picture of the negotiations and introducing “Spin-watch.”

[Durban, South Africa] Climate Action Network – International will host a media briefing, webcast live, to outline civil society expectations for a successful outcome of UN climate talks in Durban.

International NGO experts will discuss civil society reflections on the big picture of how the negotiations have moved and discuss potential outcomes. In addition, there will be a new segment, “Spin-watch,” in which CAN experts will decipher the spin coming out of the negotiators.

The briefing takes place at the UNFCCC conference venue, on Wednesday, December 7, at 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT), Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) NGO Press Conference Room.

It will be webcast live at:

NGO experts on the panel will include: Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists; Tove Ryding of Greenpeace International, and Samantha Smith of WWF International.
What: Briefing on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Durban

Where: Kosi Palm (ICC MR 21 ABCG) NGO Press Conference Room, UNFCCC conference venue, Durban

Webcast Live via, or at:

When: 12:30 local time (10:30 GMT), Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Alden Meyer – the Union of Concerned Scientists
Tove Ryding – Greenpeace International
Samantha Smith – WWF International

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