Press releases

‘Protecting primary forests and allowing them to grow is vital to tackling the climate and ecological crisis’

18 Jun 2019

Nature-based solutions must be among first line of options to cut emissions and strengthen revised NDCs, due in 2020     Bonn, 18 June 2019: In the face of the twin emergencies we are facing – of rapid loss of species and biodiversity  and climate change, protecting our natural heritage is the best route to a healthy and […]

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Civil society calls on climate negotiators in Bonn to respond to the climate emergency

17 Jun 2019

Bonn, 17 June 2019: On the first day of the Bonn climate meeting, SB50, Climate Action Network (CAN) members said negotiators must advance discussions on loss and damage, finance and climate ambition to adequately respond to the climate emergency that is affecting people. To respond effectively to increasing climate impacts, this Bonn session must set strong terms […]

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Civil society stands in solidarity with ‘Fridays For Future’ global student strikes

14 Mar 2019

  Thursday 14 March, 2019 – Decades of dependence on a carbon-based economy has produced grave injustices on a global scale. Our children, grandchildren and the many vulnerable communities and species on the planet now have to carry the burden of a crisis that they have not caused. The youth are forced to act like […]

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Message from the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network International

13 Feb 2019

13 February 2019 The CAN International Board of Directors (the Board) is very pleased to announce its appointment of Ms Tasneem Essop as the Interim Executive Director for CAN International (the Secretariat). Her appointment is for six months, effective from 1 February 2019. During this time the Board will initiate an open and transparent process that will lead to the […]

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Message from the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network International

17 Jan 2019

18 January 2018 As the Board of Directors of Climate Action Network (CAN) International, we recognize that CAN must stand for and practice the values that the global climate movement espouses: equity, respect, and protection of those suffering most from the climate crisis, who are disproportionately women. The Board is committed to practicing these values of our […]

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COP24: Countries struggle to muster political will to tackle climate crisis

16 Dec 2018

Paris Rulebook adopted but a response to the urgency from the IPCC 1.5C Report requires countries to initiate domestic processes towards stronger climate targets by 2020 and predictable and adequate support to developing countries 15 December 2018, Katowice: World leaders arrived at the UN climate talks in Katowice with a mandate to uphold the Paris […]

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Draft Text still a mixed bag in critical final hours of negotiations

15 Dec 2018

Katowice, 14 December 2018: As a new draft of the negotiating text emerged in the final hours of the UN Climate Talks currently underway in the southern Polish city of Katowice, civil society expressed concern that key elements still need to be strengthened considerably to deliver a strong outcome from COP24. “Countries need to show […]

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COP24: “A Swiss-cheese rulebook is unacceptable”

12 Dec 2018

Katowice, 12 December 2018: Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, former IPCC Vice-Chair and climate physicist said: “The best way to recognize the work done by IPCC would be to stop arguing about whether to ‘note or to welcome’ the IPCC 1.5C Report, and start to take its numbers seriously. This must be done in a COP decision, […]

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Talanoa Dialogue outcome must inform a COP decision on ambition setting a clear direction towards updated NDCs by 2020

11 Dec 2018

Katowice, 11 December 2018: Today’s high-level Talanoa Dialogue needs to make clear how governments will actually commit to increased national climate pledges that fall in line with 1.5C pathways. Wendel Trio, Director, CAN Europe called on the EU to show leadership on ambition by increasing their 2030 targets. “What we want to see coming out […]

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COP24: COP President must create a space for ambition discussion in response to IPCC 1.5C Report as Ministers arrive in Katowice

10 Dec 2018

Civil society calls for COP President to set up a discussion on ambition in response to IPCC Report on 1.5C Katowice, 10 December 2018: Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace, called on ministers arriving in Katowice this week for the UN climate talks- pitched as the most important talks since the Paris talks in 2015- to […]

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