Media Briefing – Getting down to work at the Paris Climate Summit

1 December 2015


Paris, France – Wednesday, December 2, 2015: With world leaders heading home, it's time for negotiators to get down to business at the Paris Climate Summit today. Experts from Climate Action Network will outline latest developments in the talks, including the geopolitical dynamics affecting them. The two weeks of negotiations need to result in an agreement which signals the end of the fossil fuel era and provides measures to protect the vulnerable from worsening climate impacts. Please also see the invitation to a youth action in support of vulnerable countries push for a 100% renewable energy goal in the Paris agreement.

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  • Alden Meyer, director of strategy and policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Harjeet Singh, international climate policy manager, ActionAid
  • Lies Craeynest, food and climate justice lead, Oxfam
• When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 11amCET
• Where: Press Conference Room 3, Paris Climate Summit, Le Bourget, Paris.  (UNFCCC accreditation required to attend).

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

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

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***Advisory: Youth Action in Solidarity with Climate Vulnerable Forum**

Contact: Aly Johnson-Kurts, SustainUS Press Secretary

+1 802 595 9593 / +33 6 83 94 41 93 /


Who: Civil society NGOs to the UNFCCC, including an international youth coalition campaigning for #ZeroBy2050 as the long term goal for the Paris agreement, in solidarity with the Climate Vulnerable Forum. 

What: Youth leaders from a coalition of the most at-risk countries to climate change – represented by the Climate Vulnerable Forum – will speak to demand an ambitious and strong long term goal in the Paris Agreement. The action is in line with the CVF, which adopted the Manila-Paris Declaration Monday. It includes the strongest call from UN member states for full decarbonization, 100% Renewable energy by 2050 to keep warming below 1.5℃. Visuals will include banners and youth with circles around one eye to symbolize the call for 0 (zero) fossil fuels by 2050.

When: 12:00 PM CET, Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Where: Outside Hall 4 in Champs-Élysées walkway, by camera stage opposite Paul bakery


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