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Climate Adaptation Summit 2021: Usual reassurances to act on climate crisis but no new finance to match words to action

26 Jan 2021

The Climate Adaptation Summit concludes today with the launch of the Adaptation Action Coalition, a new international coalition launched by the UK COP26 Presidency to turn political commitments into adaptation action on the ground. But no new and additional financial pledges were made by rich countries to specifically support adaptation.

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“World leaders must recognise youth as climate advocates in the streets AND in decision-making spaces”

17 Dec 2020

17 December 2020: Young people around the world have been instrumental in mobilising for climate action and leading public demand for a transformational response from governments to the climate and ecological crises. Speakers at a youth-focused press briefing hosted today by Climate Action Network reminded world leaders that distant plans to cut emissions and a failure […]

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Reactions from civil society to announcements from the UN/COP26 Climate Ambition Summit

12 Dec 2020

12 December 2020: Today the United Nations, the United Kingdom and France co-hosted the Climate Ambition Summit 2020, in partnership with Chile and Italy.

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Climate leadership from big emitters is key to limit warming to 1.5°C in post-Covid19 era: civil society representatives

11 Dec 2020

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Climate Change Performance Index 2021: Still no country good enough; EU stands at a crossroads

7 Dec 2020

New ranking of 58 countries with the highest emissions published today:– None of the countries surveyed are on a path compatible with the Paris Agreement goals– Emissions are decreasing in more than half of the countries analyzed– Seven EU states and the EU as a whole receive a “high” rating for climate protection, but five […]

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EU leaders must raise climate ambition to curb rising costs of global warming to the continent

14 Oct 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY See the original post at the CAN Europe website EU heads of state and government will discuss the level of the new EU 2030 emission reductions target at the European Council this week. Raising the climate ambition of the bloc in line with the Paris Agreement is essential to limit the growing economic […]

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Amidst rising climate disasters activists lay out a vision for the #WorldWeWant

14 Oct 2020

All governments must protect their citizens from disease and disasters and submit ambitious climate action plans before the end of the year See the complete press pack here. 12 October 2020: Against the backdrop of an intensifying climate crisis, Climate Action Network (CAN) today launched the #WorldWeWant Campaign on Climate Impacts. The campaign will highlight the voices […]

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How to engage and participate in the collective push

11 Oct 2020

Share this teaser video on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with CAN Executive Director Tasneem Essop’s message – here are suggested messages to go with it  Look out for the comms pack and digital assets and repost the videos according to the set schedule or share your own stories Use the hashtag #WorldWeWant, change your profile […]

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Media Advisory: Campaign Launch & Press Briefing

8 Oct 2020

12 October – 1400GMT: Campaign Launch and Press Briefing Friday, 09 October, 2020 After a year that has seen significant disruption as result of the COVID-19 pandemic; as time for governments to submit their national action plans in 2020 is running out; and as we approach a number of key milestones relevant to climate change […]

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CAN demands the immediate release of CAN members and all activists illegally detained in Belarus

9 Sep 2020

9 September 2020: Over the weekend, on 5 and 6 September, people in civilian clothes abducted several activists in Belarus, who included members of Climate Action Network in the country. The abductions and detention followed their participation in peaceful political protests. CAN believes in the right to freedom of expression and supports people’s right to peacefully protest […]

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