Statement by Dr. Stephan Singer, CAN Secretariat

8 November 2018

8 November 2018

Climate Action Network (CAN), a member-led network of over 1300 non-governmental organizations in over 120 countries, is committed to promoting government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change and advocates for the full decarbonisation of economies as soon as possible.

As the focal point responsible for leading operations within the CAN International Secretariat during this time, I reaffirm CAN’s determination to continue carrying out our agreed work programme and to deliver on all outputs in line with our strategic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to, the upcoming outcomes from the Virtual CVF Summit on 22 November and the COP24 in Katowice between 2-14 December.

With the full support of the CAN Board and together with the senior management team, we will strive to ensure that the everyday programmatic work of CAN by the staff of the international secretariat remains unimpeded in light of recent administrative changes and the proposed independent investigation, as recommended by the CAN Board.

Every measure is being taken to ensure that all processes and protocols are in place to support the CAN international secretariat staff and enable the team to work in an environment conducive to their best interests and the interests of the network.

This is a critical phase in the climate movement and the work of CAN is vital to push for strong climate action. We keep our sights on the larger cause that we are committed to and the work we have chosen to do.

The worth and value of CAN lies in its membership and I remain grateful for the support of all our members, donors and partners.

I look forward to engaging with you and I can be reached at 


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