What the G7 means for the UN climate talks in Bonn – Webcast Media Briefing

7 June 2015

Monday June 8 – Bonn, Germany: Expert observers at the UN climate negotiations currently underway in Bonn will outline what the G7 outcome due Monday lunchtime will mean for the talks as they enter the second week.
After slow progress during the first week, the co-chairs of the negotiations aiming to draft a new agreement on climate change, due to be signed in Paris this December, will present a proposal for a new way of working for the session to countries on Monday morning. CAN will brief reporters on what the proposal will mean for progress towards the global agreement. 

For the first time this year, all countries are expected to put forward climate action plans to the Paris agreement. In today's briefing, CAN will present the findings of a new report which shows that Japan's weak draft plan will see the country accrue far fewer benefits  including the creation jobs in renewable energy, improved public health and money saved from avoided fossil fuel imports – than if the government scaled up the plan in line with a 100% renewable energy pathway. 

To ask questions in this special webcast event, email rvoorhaar@climatenetwork.org or Tweet @CANIntl. 


• Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists 
• Li Shuo, Greenpeace China
• Masako Konishi, WWF Japan

• When: Monday June 8th, 14.30pmCEST

• Where: Room Nairobi 3, World Conference Centre Bonn, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113, Bonn (UNFCCC accreditation required to attend).

• Webcast: The press conference will be webcast live here and available on demand afterwards here.

Ria Voorhaar, CAN International, email: rvoorhaar@climatenetwork.org, phone: +49 157 3173 5568

About CAN:
Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 900 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. More at: www.climatenetwork.org

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