CAN has a long and successful record of steering climate policy advocacy and communications in various multilateral fora. The network co-leads the environment non-governmental constituency (ENGO) in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). CAN also coordinates advocacy and communications as civil society observers in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the G7 and the G20, and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings and several other diplomatic spaces.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
CAN strives to ensure the best possible outcome from the UN climate change negotiations that take place twice a year when governments meet as the conference of parties (COP) under the UNFCCC. As accredited civil society observers to the negotiations, members of the network identify, monitor and influence the course of climate negotiations to ensure that governments agree on the most ambitious and far-reaching outcome with clear solutions to stop the climate crisis. Through a variety of advocacy and communication tools, established over the last three decades, CAN determines priorities of the network from the working groups, who co-create strategy along different themes of climate action that feed into the main priorities set together by the network.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
CAN supports the work of the IPCC and regularly convenes the network ahead of the publication of special reports and synthesis reports that define the narrative for science-based advocacy on climate change. This work is primarily led by the science policy working group. Know more about IPCC Sixth Assessment Report 2021 (AR6)
Green Climate Fund
Through the CAN finance working group and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) civil society group, CAN members advocate to ensure that contributor countries make ambitious pledge to channel climate finance into the Green Climate Fund, the largest multilateral body on climate finance.
G7 and G20
As the largest economies accounting for over 80 percent of global emissions, the G7 and the G20 are important global spaces to advocate for stronger climate ambition. CAN has used these high-level multilateral gatherings to advocate for the strongest levels of climate action.
20 May 2023
Civil society groups slam G7 for poor climate leadership and backsliding on promises
17 April 2023
Civil society reacts to G7 meeting on climate, energy and environment
15 July 2022
Petersberg Dialogue: Ministerial discussions must unlock real progress towards COP27
12 Oct 2022