International Media Briefing: Six weeks out from Paris, how is the climate agreement shaping up?

11 October 2015

With just five negotiating days left before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) "COP21" meeting in Paris gets under way, political experts from Climate Action Network (CAN) will brief media on expectations for the international agreement due to be struck there this December. 

The co-chairs responsible talks on the new agreement have released a streamlined draft text designed to spark substantive negotiations at the last UNFCCC session before Paris, scheduled to begin on Monday 19th October in Bonn, Germany.  CAN experts will provide a political analysis of the text against recent developments which saw Heads of State meet with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in New York to discuss the Paris package.

What: Political experts from Climate Action Network brief reporters on expectations for the remaining UNFCCC negotiations for the year, which are expected to result in a universal climate agreement in Paris this December.

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Call 1 – 9.30am London – 10.30am Paris – 2.00pm New Delhi – 4.30pm Beijing – 7.30pm Sydney. Find other timezones here.
  • Call 2  – 7am San Francisco, 10am New York – 11am Sao Paulo – 3pm London – 4pm Berlin.  Find other timezones here.


Call 1: 

  • Jens Mattias Clausen, Climate Change Advisor, Greenpeace Nordic
  • Tasneem Essop, Head of Delegation to the UN climate negotiations, WWF (TBC)

Call 2: 

  • Liz Gallagher, Climate Diplomacy Programme Leader, E3G
  • Alden Meyer, Director of Policy and Strategy, Union of Concerned Scientists 

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Ria Voorhaar, CAN International, email:,
phone: +49 157 3173 5568

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