Press releases

Renewable Energy Tracker Launch

22 Nov 2023

On the 22nd of November at 13pm GMT the Platform of Action for Renewable Energy launched its Renewable Energy Tracker. You can access the full report here The Tracker offers a snapshot of where countries stand and where they are heading in regards to renewable energy.  The tracker is an equity-based tool, which can be […]

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Reactions to Loss and Damage Fund TC5 Meeting

4 Nov 2023

4 November 2023: Reactions below from civil society observers to the 5th Transitional Committee meeting on the Loss and Damage Fund held in Abu Dhabi Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation “This is not the Loss & Damage Fund that we wanted; this is not the Loss & Damage Fund that vulnerable communities […]

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Make-or-break negotiations on Loss and Damage Fund start today

2 Nov 2023

The Transitional Committee on the Loss and Damage Fund is meeting for the fifth time this year as pressure mounts for countries to agree on unresolved issues around the Fund’s design so it can be tabled at COP28 and start work. RECORDING OF THE BRIEFING 2 November 2023: With COP28 just weeks away, speakers on […]

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IEA World Outlook Energy Report reaffirms need to rapidly phase down fossil fuels

27 Oct 2023

Reinforcing the role renewables will play in addressing energy access and the role finance from the Global North must play in facilitating this.  24 October: Earlier today the IEA reaffirmed limiting planetary warming to 1.5 C in their World Outlook Energy Report, by promoting net-zero scenarios to eliminate energy poverty in the Global South by the end of the […]

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Loss & Damage Fund meeting ends with no outcome as countries fail to agree on key aspects of the funds role 

23 Oct 2023

A final attempt to push through consensus will happen at a special fifth meeting of the committee in Abu Dhabi in early November 21 October Aswan, Egypt: Despite going into overtime and several rounds of breakout and plenary discussions, the fourth  meeting of the Transitional Committee (TC) on Loss and Damage has ended with no outcome. The […]

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Gaza/Israel: Climate Action Network Calls for a Ceasefire Now

20 Oct 2023

20 OCTOBER: Climate Action Network joins those who are rallying across the world in solidarity with Palestinian, Israeli and all families who have lost loved ones in this latest conflict.  We stand with those who grieve and fear for their loved ones, and join the call for peace and safety, where the rights of all […]

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Developed countries hold up negotiations on Loss and Damage Fund as stalemate on location of the Fund undermines trust 

20 Oct 2023

United States and other rich nations are pushing for the Fund to be housed in the World Bank Recording Passcode: 6ZR#18^+(Please note audio improves considerably after 2:23 minutes) Full statement from Ambassador Pedro Pedroso Cuesta, Chair of G77+China 19 October 2023, Aswan, Egypt: Negotiations by countries at the fourth and final meeting of the UN Transitional […]

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170+ humanitarian, climate, and development organisations demand scaled up finance for the Loss and Damage Fund

12 Oct 2023

“Delivering finance for Loss and Damage is a matter of will and not of capacity with rich nations showing they can mobilise billions at short notice for weapons, wars and to bail out polluters” Recording of the briefing (Passcode: qe5j!81r)Presentation on Loss and Damage finance 12 October 2023: Today, over 170 organisations from the humanitarian, […]

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Rich nations fail to show the money at Green Climate Fund Pledging Summit

5 Oct 2023

Today, rich nations committed in total pledged about 9.3 billion USD at the Green Climate Fund Pledging Summit in Bonn. Overall, the commitments are underwhelming against the scale of what is needed amidst the urgency of climate impacts that are hitting vulnerable communities in developing countries. Polluter nations failed to deliver their fair-share with Australia, Switzerland, Italy […]

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Civil Society Reactions to the IEA Net Zero Roadmap Report 

26 Sep 2023

26 September 2023: The International Energy Agency released its updated Net Zero Roadmap: A Global Pathway to keep the 1.5ºC Goal in Reach today. This new report offers a path forward for governments and decision-makers to make the right choices that will keep global warming below 1.5ºC. The report makes the following important points:  Quotes from civil society groups and […]

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