Press releases

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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Week two of COP23: civil society reps call for the reality of climate impacts to be brought into negotiating rooms

13 Nov 2017

  “Talanoa Dialogue must be designed to increase ambition” 13 November, 2017, Bonn. The beginning of the UN climate conference’s second week marks a transition as negotiators make way for ministers to begin the real political process. There has been a push by the Fiji presidency for openness and transparency in the Talanoa dialogue, including […]

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“ #WeAreStillIn coalition gives us reason to hope for a new generation of climate leaders in the US”

9 Nov 2017

9 November 2017, Bonn: The press briefing began by addressing the (Republican) elephant in the room: the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Mariana Panuncio-Feldman, WWF, said the #WeAreStillIn coalition – which includes mayors, governors, business leaders and college presidents, American Indian tribes, faith leaders and more, representing some 130 million Americans […]

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COP23 update: Calls for China to step up leadership ; German funding to adaption fund welcomed

7 Nov 2017

7 November 2016, Bonn: On the second day of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn, speakers at the Climate Action Network press briefing welcomed a positive early announcement of funding, encouraged China to fully assume the leadership role it's been signalling, and again stressed the urgency for beginning a process to set out clear and […]

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Civil society groups set expectation for COP23: Countries must move fast to close the emissions gap and address escalating impacts

6 Nov 2017

CAN welcomes the opening of COP23, hosted for the first time by a small island state. Fiji was a champion in setting the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius, and will be calling on the entire international community to step up its game to achieve this. “This year, at the Pacific COP, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Big Shift Global Campaign on World Bank Annuals

11 Oct 2017

BIG SHIFT GLOBAL CAMPAIGN As the World Bank gears up for its Annual Meetings this week, the Big Shift Global coalition demands that the Bank stick to its promise and follow a truly green growth pathway to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep warming below 1.5C.It is unacceptable that the World Bank continues to fund fossil fuel […]

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