During the talks, governments will need to have productive talks and reach early breakthroughs on issues like finance, loss and damage, adaptation, and the long-term goal. Global leaders from the business, faith, national security, health, and justice communities will continue to put the pressure on the governments to turn this public momentum into political progress.
On the ground in Paris, CAN members made the following comments:
-Keya Chatterjee, USCAN
"In Copenhagen, Heads of State arrived at the end, and all they could do was to try and stop a sinking ship. That ship is no longer sinking. The 150 Heads of States in Paris today have the opportunity to be the compass and provide the wind for our sails, that will lead this ship to a safer climate future. The destination is clear: keeping average temperature increase well below 20C to have a chance to avoid irreversible impacts for planet and humanity."
Webcast: The press conference was webcast live and is available on demand here: http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/bonn_oct_2015/channels/adp211-press-room
For a one-to-one interview with our spokespeople, please contact Ria Voorhaar, CAN International on +49 157 3173 5568 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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