On the ground in Paris, CAN members made the following comments:
-Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid
"Mitigation finance is the key to unlocking further ambition and a strong long-term goal. If you don’t have mitigation finance, you won’t get a 2-degree deal. Rich countries are saying that if you want collective, quantifiable commitments in finance, developing countries also need to donate. This is brinkmanship, and this is holding the negotiations hostage. If countries wait until the very last minute to make a commitment on finance—we’ve been there, done that—it doesn’t work. Countries need to bring offers to the table now."
CAN will be holding a press briefing Tuesday, December 8, at 11:00 CEST. For a one-to-one interview with our spokespeople, please contact Ria Voorhaar, CAN International on +49 157 3173 5568 or email: email@example.com.
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