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Tele media briefing – Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit 2018

16 Apr 2018

Media Briefing: London’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit (CHOGM) must deliver on climate change and oceans   Five speakers set expectations from leaders gathering in London for CHOGM:   –           Camilla Born, E3G Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy –           Luke Daunivalu Fiji's Chief Climate Negotiator and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations […]

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IMO: Shipping sector gets on board to tackle climate change but faster near-term action needed to meet Paris climate goals

13 Apr 2018

  13 April: The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed on an initial strategy to decarbonise international shipping and reduce emissions from ships by at least 50% by 2050. While this agreement falls short of the 70 to 100% reductions by 2050 that the Pacific Islands, the EU and others were calling for ahead of […]

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Statement on the withdrawal of Ambassador Khan as Chief Negotiator for the Fiji Presidency

2 Mar 2018

2 March 2018: It is with regret that Climate Action Network notes that H.E. Ambassador Shameem Khan has been withdrawn from her role as chief negotiator for the delegation of Fiji to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Ambassador Khan’s strong and visionary leadership has been instrumental in shaping several important outcomes from […]

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Big Shift Global campaign reacts to World Bank Group’s major commitment at One Planet Summit to end financing for upstream oil and gas

12 Dec 2017

PARIS, FRANCE — Today at the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, the World Bank Group (WBG) made a series of announcements, including a headline announcement that they will end finance for upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, in order to align its support to help countries meet their goals under the Paris Agreement. […]

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Civil Society React to the One Planet Summit

3 Dec 2017

The One Planet Summit is a positive move in the right direction. But governments must step up with faster and more ambitious climate action. Paris – The One Planet Summit saw the emergence of many positive initiatives namely the World Bank committing to stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction projects by 2019 and […]

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Statement on Argentina taking over the G20 Presidency in 2018

30 Nov 2017

G20 countries must show climate leadership by signalling their intent to enhance ambition as they prepare to assess progress on their national climate plans under the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue and revise their emission reduction targets by 2020. 30 November 2017: As Argentina officially takes over the reigns of the 2018 G20 Presidency today, civil society […]

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Pacific COP23 announces ‘Talanoa Dialogue’, sets into motion Paris Agreement

17 Nov 2017

COP23 shows there is a strong appetite for faster action and stronger ambition. Countries must  work in the run up to COP24 next year and prepare to show they will step up and enhance ambition by 2020 17 November 2017, Bonn : As countries wrapped up discussions at the climate talks here in Bonn, one fact remains […]

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City, Business, Faith, Trade and Civil Society Leaders Call on Countries to Step Up in 2018 To Strengthen Their National Climate Plans

17 Nov 2017

BONN, GERMANY (November 17, 2017)— As the conclusion of the COP23 climate talks near, the key ingredients are coming together for 2018 to galvanize stronger climate action under the Paris Agreement. Based on extensive consultations with Parties, last night the Fiji Presidency released a draft roadmap for the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue, a year-long process aimed at taking stock of climate […]

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As world leaders arrive in Bonn, civil society calls on them to inject much-needed political will into climate talks

15 Nov 2017

Climate leadership starts with strong domestic action and developed countries must put more on the table on finance and overall support 15 November 2017, Bonn. The political phase of COP23 begins today, with ministers and some heads of state arriving for the high-level talks. Negotiations at the technical level have been reasonably successful, but will […]

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COP23 update: Progress on negotiations and outcome on agriculture

14 Nov 2017

14 November 2017, Bonn: Speaking at a Climate Action Network press briefing today, Li Shuo, Greenpeace East Asia, reiterated the feeling that the first week has been smooth overall. “The Talanoa Dialogue discussions have gone well. Negotiations over transparency have gone surprisingly well, producing a good informal note and moving into substantive discussions. Discussions of […]

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