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Hundreds of civil society organisations worldwide demand COP26 deliver finance for climate damages

26 Oct 2021

26 October 2021: Today more than 300 civil society organisations – including Climate Action Network, ActionAid International, Amnesty International, Greenpeace (global), WWF,, ITUC and PACJA – have sent an open letter to COP26 President Alok Sharma and world leaders demanding that COP26 urgently commit to deliver finance on Loss and Damage.  Loss and damage […]

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CAN: Governments and Investors must immediately embark on transformational changes in line with the 1.5°C pathway, as signaled in the new International Energy Agency´s 2021 World Energy Outlook.

13 Oct 2021

Wednesday 13 October  For the first time, the annual World Energy Outlook (WEO) released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) sets an ambitious climate scenario as the basis for rapid policy and investment shifts to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C needed to avert more dangerous climate impacts, especially for vulnerable communities and ecosystems..  […]

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Reactions to UNGA and the way forward to COP26

24 Sep 2021

Vaccine inequity, unaffordable accommodation, travel challenges and new surges in the Covid19 pandemic will lock out huge numbers of developing country delegates from the UN climate talks set to take place in November.

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‘COP26 must be postponed’ – Climate Action Network

7 Sep 2021

Vaccine inequity, unaffordable accommodation, travel challenges and new surges in the Covid19 pandemic will lock out huge numbers of developing country delegates from the UN climate talks set to take place in November.

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IPCC Report confirms world is on the brink of breaching major tipping points, near-term climate action is critical

9 Aug 2021

Rapid phase out of fossil fuels to reduce emissions drastically within this decade is the only course of action to keep Paris Agreement temperature goal of 1.5°C in sight Full IPCC WG1 reportPress Conference by IPCC on launch of the report 09 August 2021: The IPCC WG1 Report was published today as part of the […]

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CAN Executive Director Tasneem Essop reacts to The COP26 Five-Point Plan for Solidarity, Fairness and Prosperity developed by Power Shift Africa, ACT2025 Consortium and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities:

15 Jul 2021

Rising climate impacts, the Covid19 pandemic and escalating debt crises in low-income countries make it clear that the only solution to address multiple crises is to strive for international solidarity, fairness and prosperity for all. This new report: COP26 Five-Point Plan for Solidarity, Fairness and Prosperity published by organisations from the global South, including PowerShift […]

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CAN welcomes landmark joint study by IPCC-IPBES on biodiversity loss and climate change

10 Jun 2021

10 June 2021: The launch of the first ever peer-reviewed workshop report today by the IPCC and the IPBES marks an important step in studying the intersection of the  biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis.In examining how these twin crises reinforce each other and perpetuate social inequality and poverty, the report makes timely recommendations on […]

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G7 Summit: “Leaders of the richest nations have a unique moment to stand on the right side of history ”

9 Jun 2021

Enabling access to vaccines globally and new commitments to scale up climate finance are two key areas that G7 leaders must deliver on this weekend at their Cornwall Summit Resources:  9 June Recording of the CAN Press Briefing CARE Report: Hollow Commitments: An analysis of developed countries’ climate finance plans Letter from 100+  economists to the […]

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Indifference from rich countries to urgently scale up finance could spell disaster for COP26, warn civil society representatives

2 Jun 2021

02 June 2021: Midway through 2021, civil society organisations from Climate Action Network are deeply concerned about the lack of substantial progress from developed countries on meeting their climate finance obligations under the Paris Agreement.   The Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by President Biden, the Petersberg Climate Dialogue hosted by Chancellor Merkel, the Africa Summit hosted by […]

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Civil society representatives react to the Leaders’ Climate Summit

23 Apr 2021

April 22, 2021: The Leaders’ Climate Summit today brought together over 40 world leaders to outline ambitious and new actions that will steer the world to a 1.5C pathway. Current climate targets, including announcements made today by the US, Japan, and Canada, fail to meet that level of ambition to avert climate catastrophe. These are […]

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