International Media Briefing: What to expect from the Paris Climate Summit

24 November 2015

Over 130 Heads of State will descend on Paris next Monday as the much anticipated United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) "COP21" meeting in Paris gets under way.

The two week Summit is expected to deliver the world's first ever universal climate agreement, which will come into affect in 2020, and is expected to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy and protect vulnerable communities. On the eve of the Summit, unprecedented numbers of people will come out on to the streets in over 2000 events in 150 countries to tell leaders they support scaling up of climate action. 

Political experts from Climate Action Network (CAN) will brief media on expectations for the agreement in light of recent developments at the G20, the Pre-COP meetings and the uptick in terrorist attacks.

WhenWednesday and Thursday, November 25 and 26, 2015


Call 1: 

  • Alden Meyer, Director of Policy and Strategy, Union of Concerned Scientists 
  • Dale Marshall, National Program Manager, Environmental Defence Canada 
  • Wael Hmaidan, Director, Climate Action Network International (TBC)

Call 2: 

  • Martin Kaiser, Head of International Climate Politics, Greenpeace
  • Sanjay Vashist, Director, CAN South Asia
  • Alix Mazounie, International Policy Coordinator, RAC France

You can join the teleconference online here: or dial the relevant telephone
number for your country listed below and enter the conference number: 855-534-4477 followed by the # key when requested.

From the US or via Skype, dial (+1) 855-534-4477 – no PIN required.  A full list of
available telephone numbers can be found here: 
If your country is not listed, and you cannot join via internet browser,
please contact us. 


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

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