Media Advisory: Campaign Launch & Press Briefing

8 October 2020

12 October – 1400GMT: Campaign Launch and Press Briefing

Friday, 09 October, 2020

After a year that has seen significant disruption as result of the COVID-19 pandemic; as time for governments to submit their national action plans in 2020 is running out; and as we approach a number of key milestones relevant to climate change decision-making, Climate Action Network (CAN) is launching its #WorldWeWant Campaign on Climate Impacts on Monday, 12 October 2020.

The campaign aims to highlight the voices of communities most impacted by the climate emergency and the consequences of inaction to push governments to respond with urgent action and ambition to protect their citizens and build resilience. 

What: A media briefing by Climate Action Network (CAN) on the #WorldWeWant Campaign on Climate Impacts, launching on 12 October, to highlight the voices of people who are experiencing severe impacts of climate change first-hand. The panelists below, from different parts of the world, will speak from their own experiences of the intersecting impacts of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic and put forward their demands to political leaders ahead of important multilateral meetings this week. 

Their address comes during a week of international meetings where crucial discussions are taking place at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meetings; at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Meetings (12 October); and at the European Council (15 October). Reflecting on a year that was earmarked for ambitious climate action, panelists will hold governments to account on what they should have delivered in 2020.


  • Nisreen Elsaim, United Nations Secretary-General Youth Advisor on Climate Change (Sudan)
  • Sohanur Rahman – Fridays For Future Youth Striker (Bangladesh)
  • Sarah Diendorf, Director of the Environmental Finance Center West (California, USA)
  • Txai Surui, Founder of the Rondonia Indigenous Youth Movement and Coordinator of the Legal Nucleus of the Kaninde Ethno- Environmental Defense Association (Brazil)
  • Vladimir Slivyak, Co- Chairman of the Russian Environmental Group Ecodefense (Russia)

Where: Zoom

For media: Contact Hala Kilani at for Zoom call in details

Or catch the live stream here.

When: Monday 12 October, 14:00 GMT or 16:00 PM CET 

About the campaign Launching on 12 October, the CAN #WorldWeWant Campaign on Climate Impacts is a collective effort that will continue until the UNFCCC COP27. Through a series of short films produced locally by impacted communities around the world, we will bring attention to the climate crisis to push governments to invest in building resilience, adaptation and addressing Loss and Damage.

About CAN 
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 120countries fighting the climate crisis.  sustainable levels.

For more information, contact:

Hala Kilani

Senior Communications Officer – Climate Action Network


Tel/ WhatsApp: +961 3 567928

Skype: halakilani

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