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Africa Day 2020 – An open letter calling on the AfDB to stop funding fossil fuels

25 May 2020

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U.S. Faith-Based Coalition Calls on World Bank to Take Climate Action in the Time of COVID

20 May 2020

A coalition of faith-based organizations in the United States will launch a campaign tomorrow in support of Big Shift, a global effort calling on the World Bank to end all support for fossil fuels and shift investment to renewable energy access in the time of COVID-19 and beyond. The World Bank continues to subsidize fossil fuels, which fans the flames of the ongoing climate emergency, despite scientific evidence showing the impact of continued investment and usage of such fuels. The campaign, which will drive support for a petition to World Bank President David Malpass, begins tomorrow and will be promoted through May 24th.

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Blog 13.05.20 – COVID-19 Recovery and Renewable Energy in Africa

13 May 2020

Eugene N Nforngwa – Thematic Lead for Just Transition and Energy Access at the Pan-African Climate and Environmental Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Programmes Advisor at the Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy and Access (ACSEA) explains why renewable energy and a just recovery are vital in the Covid-19 response plans for Africa.

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Blog 17.04.2020 – A Time to Change

17 Apr 2020

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic could be understood as a dress rehearsal for climate change. The impact of this virus exposes the fragilities in our current systems for health care, social security, food and sanitation, and climate change will place increased stress on these systems in the years and decades to come. To survive, our response to the crisis must increase our resilience and minimise climate change as much as possible.

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World Bank Directors urged to intervene in Guyana’s oil development over conflict of interest

16 Apr 2020

World Bank Directors urged to intervene in Guyana’s oil development over conflict of interest 

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Blog: Multilateral Development Banks must implement a sustainable recovery from Covid-19

14 Apr 2020

The global response to the coronavirus crisis continues to gather pace and emergency responses supporting health services and economies are vital at this stage for many across the globe. Just like the Covid-19 crisis, the impacts of climate change will be felt more acutely by the poorest and most vulnerable people. It is vital that the stimulus packages supported by MDBs address this and respond to both crises.

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In 2020, the power of people must defeat failing politics : Tasneem Essop, CAN Executive Director

25 Feb 2020

  This blog first appeared as an article on Thomson Reuters Foundation  —————————- We cannot cheer incrementalism when what we need is transformational change 2020 was pitched as a goalpost for climate ambition. A moment when the fog of political apathy would clear and governments moved by the mass strikes, the unwavering evidence from science and […]

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MDBs fail to deliver on joint Paris Alignment promise at COP25

13 Dec 2019

Yesterday at COP25 the nine multilateral development banks (MDBs) provided a public update on their joint commitment to Paris Alignment. Though the group of banks first committed to a process to align their financial flows with a 1.5°C pathway in 2017, yesterday’s announcement provided few new details. The group of public banks — which includes the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank among others — indicated full implementation of their framework will not occur until 2023-2024 and did not include anticipated criteria for determining whether projects are Paris-aligned. 

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Time to Act Against Undue Influence and Corruption

13 Dec 2019

On December 9, the world celebrated anti-corruption day, and on December 10 human rights day. These topics keep evaporating at COP. Why is ambition still lacking when we have the solutions, technologies, and the money? Solving the climate crisis is possible, but vested economic interests, corporate capture, and a lack of political will are in […]

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NDCs <3 SDGs

13 Dec 2019

Six long months ago CAN published a briefing on climate change and the SDGs which rightly sought to bring the discussion way beyond goal 13 on climate change. In this, it argued that efforts to achieve all the goals are dependent on efforts to respond to global heating. The clue is in the ‘sustainable’. Similarly, […]

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