CAN gives a wrap on week one of COP20 as yet another typhoon bears down on the Philippines

6 December 2014

What: Climate Action Network members will brief reporters on progress made during the first week of the UN climate negotiations currently being held in Lima.  With ministers arriving on Tuesday, there's a need to push forward on the technical outline of key issues, such as the content and format of the national action commitments and the text of the 2015 agreement, so that top level political negotiations can proceed.

Sadly, the real and urgent need for a comprehensive climate action plan will be made clear again this weekend as the people of the Philippines brace to be hit by yet another typhoon. Speakers will explain that the country still picking up the pieces, after last year's brutal Typhoon Haiyan, a situation which throws into focus the limits to adaptation and the reason many developing countries are calling for a Loss and Damage Mechanism to be taken further at COP20 in Lima. 

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11.30am Lima time  – (16.30GMT – 17.30CET – 8.30PST)

Where: Press conference room 2, Lima Climate Change Conference, Pentagonito, San Borja, Lima, Peru. 

Webcast: You can also watch the press conference live here. (video also available on demand afterwards)


  • Tasneem Essop, Global Climate and Energy Initiative Head of Strategy and Advocay, WWF International 
  • Julie-Anne Richards, Manager International Policy, Climate Justice Programme
  • Voltaire P. Alferez, National Coordinator, Aksyon Klima Philippines
  • David Turnbull, Campaigns Director, Oil Change International

Contact: Ria Voorhaar, Climate Action Network, on : +49 157 3173 5568 or local number +51 963 961 813 or on email:

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