Dress Up!

7 Jun 2021

Dear Delegates, ECO is sure over the past year of zoom sessions, delegates must also have seen some people joining videos all dressed up for the camera while still wearing their pyjama shorts. Given the time in the day these sessions take place such an outfit only seems fitting – ECO applauds all the individual […]

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The Matrix continued – entering virtual reality, exiting, re-entering and getting shut out

5 Jun 2021

Dear Delegates, What a virtual Party this is – seeing friends via video screen in their homes in their countries of origin at odd hours – and time flies as we have already reached the end of the first week.  As ECO noted at the beginning of this virtual session: amazing news that this virtual […]

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Welcome to the Matrix

31 May 2021

Dear Delegates, Did you see the Matrix? The film where humans are plugged into a virtual reality world and think it’s real. In fact, the film was actually first released on June 17! The last day of this intersessionals, 22 years ago – coincidence? Yes, ECO welcomes you to Bonn the Matrix! ECO read with […]

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Briefing: Virtual SB 2021

25 May 2021

The climate crisis is worsening even as the pandemic continues. While COVID-19 slowed down climate diplomacy in 2020, CAN welcomes the June SB session and the emphasis of the UNFCCC Bureau Decision on inclusivity and transparency to “enhance openness, transparency and inclusiveness, effective participation and engagement of observers will be enabled in the same manner […]

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18 May 2021

The International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s most influential energy institution, today released its flagship report “Net Zero by 2050.” The report is a first of its kind from the agency  providing a comprehensive roadmap that outlines how countries can achieve an energy transition towards a 1.5 C degree pathway and in line with commitments […]

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Public Climate Finance for Climate and Social Justice

26 Mar 2021

By: Eddy Perez, Co-Coordinator, CAN Finance Working Group As part of its efforts to increase momentum on climate finance, on March 31st, the UK COP 26 President is hosting a Ministerial event on Climate & Development and has invited G7 and several other rich countries and countries from the South to participate.  All items officially […]

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Demanding Sound Responsibility in the Banking Sector

25 Mar 2021

By: Santiago Lorenzo, Head of Sustainable Finance (CAN); CAN Representative to the UNEP FI PRB Civil Society Advisory Body (CSAB) For many decades different actors, including civil society organizations, have been demanding that private sector companies take responsibility for their operations. Responsibility starts with respecting the law, but it is not limited to it. Despite […]

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OPINION: Climate Advocacy in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

16 Mar 2021

By: Olha Boiko, Regional Coordinator of CAN EECCA April 2020 saw the emergence of the Green Just Recovery movement in the world. This movement stands for the economic recovery of countries after the COVID-19 pandemic, which, according to environmental experts and activists, should not lead to worsening of inequality and increase in greenhouse gas emissions. […]

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#WorldWeWant on International Women’s Day

8 Mar 2021

Despite the fact that women are often playing a leading role during crises, they are far too often still absent from the decision-making process and in crafting the solutions that the world requires.  Women are disproportionately affected by the multiple emergencies that the world is currently facing. The effects of COVID-19, climate impacts and political […]

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Climate Change Policy: Adjusting Energy Markets

17 Feb 2021

Dr. Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor Global Energy Policies at Climate Action Network International:”There is no one size fits all solution. Approaches to policy and financing need to be tailor made depending on the regional, national, and local situation. And approaches need to be reliable and predictable for investors for planning security and a supportive infrastructure such as with net metering, storage and preferred grid access for renewables  – may that be the individual houseowner that puts solar on his roof or the utility scale investment by larger corporates.”

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