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CAN reacts with shock to the exclusion of civil society representatives from IEA 50th Anniversary Ministerial

13 Feb 2024

The IEA Ministerial started from the 13th of February, 2024 and runs for three days. CAN is calling out the lack of civil society representation at these events.

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COP28: New Path to Transition Away From Fossil Fuels Marred by Lack of Finance and Loopholes

13 Dec 2023

Press Release New path to transition away from fossil fuels marred by lack of finance and loopholesCOP28 in Dubai sends an important signal on the end of fossil fuels but leaves more questions than answers on how to ensure a fair and funded transition that is based on science and equity 13 December, Dubai: Climate […]

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COP28: Pressure mounts for agreement on equitable fossil fuel phase out deal and on adaptation

9 Dec 2023

“More finance needed from developed countries who must take a lead in making the polluters pay if we are to achieve fossil fuel phase out breakthrough.”    LINK TO WEBCAST 9 December, Dubai: At a press briefing by Climate Action Network (CAN), civil society leaders demanded a roadmap that will deliver on a fossil fuel […]

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Civil society leaders deeply concerned over inadequate COP progress as week one concludes

6 Dec 2023

PRESS RELEASE  Adaptation is the “forgotten stepchild” in negotiations as delay in finance commitments from developed nations puts lives and livelihoods at risk LINK TO WEBCAST 6 December, Dubai: At a press briefing by Climate Action Network (CAN), civil society leaders expressed their deep concern at the pace of climate negotiations and called for the […]

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Press Release: “Fossil fuel companies getting away with murder as COP28 sees lobbyist explosion” 

5 Dec 2023

  Study reveals that nearly 2,500 fossil fuel delegates are in COP28 and another report shows one year’s emissions from Europe’s nine major oil and gas companies could cause around 360,000 temperature-related future premature deaths  LINK TO WEBCAST 5 December, Dubai: At a press briefing by Climate Action Network (CAN), Greenpeace revealed a study showing […]

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COP28: “We need strong financial commitments not a festival of false solutions” 

4 Dec 2023

Campaigners call for the immediate release of jailed Ugandan activists LINK TO WEBCAST 4 December, Dubai: Speakers at the Climate Action Network (CAN) press briefing today said the rich nations of the global north have an obligation to increase climate finance to alleviate the suffering of the billions of people already being impacted by the climate […]

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Fossil of The Day 3 December New Zealand, Japan, USA,

3 Dec 2023

3 December                                     Dubai, UAE Contact: Muhammed Saidykhan, Head of Building Power, Climate Action Network International  Communications: Dara Snead, / +447917583349 About the fossils: The Fossil of the Day awards were first presented at the climate talks in 1999, in Bonn, initiated by the German NGO Forum. During United Nations climate change negotiations (, […]

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COP28: Amidst a slew of declarations, countries begin making their stance on fossil fuel phase out at negotiations  

3 Dec 2023

   “Declaration on tripling renewables and doubling energy efficiency by 2030 is an important step but must be complemented by a plan for full phase out of all fossil fuels” LINK TO WEBCAST 3 December, Dubai: Speakers at the Climate Action Network (CAN) said at a press briefing today at COP28 that there is still […]

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COP28: World leaders arrive as stakes increase for the real work to begin on a plan to exit fossil fuels

1 Dec 2023

Civil society representatives say announcement of new pledges to the Loss and Damage Fund a ‘message of hope’ but clear focus on fossil fuel phase out is now a priority LINK TO WEBCAST 1 December, Dubai: As world leaders descend upon Dubai for day two of COP28, speakers at the Climate Action Network (CAN) told […]

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Historic Loss and Damage Fund adopted at opening plenary of COP28

30 Nov 2023

Focus must turn to addressing the root cause of the climate crisis – a plan to phase out fossil fuels in a just and rapid manner, says civil society representatives. LINK TO WEBCAST30 November, Dubai: Today the opening plenary adopted the Loss and Damage Fund was adopted with new pledges by the UAE, Germany, UK, […]

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