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SB58 Press Briefing: Setting expectations for the Bonn climate talks

6 Jun 2023

Picture credit: UNFCCC webcast June 2023, Bonn: At the start of the Bonn Climate Conference, speakers from Climate Action Network shared their interventions on expectations from the climate conference, stressing on the need for finance for a fair and fast phase-out of fossil fuels and making preparations towards setting ambitious renewable energy targets at COP28. […]

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Civil society groups slam G7 for poor climate leadership and backsliding on promises 

20 May 2023

Picture credit: Twitter image of a protest action by Japan, Friends of the Earth Japan, Oil Change International, in Hiroshima Japan 20 May 2023, Hiroshima: The G7 today released their statement from the Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima, Japan. Civil society groups have criticised the group’s failure to address the climate emergency- with their weak commitments, […]

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Statement on The Demise of Ali Hussein Juloud

28 Apr 2023

Ali’s short life, spent in Rumaila, Iraq, was a testament to holding the powerful accountable until his last days. His illness, first diagnosed when he was 15, was linked to toxic cancer-linked pollutants produced by burning fossil fuels from the numerous gas flares operated by British Petroleum (BP) and Eni within dangerous and unlawful proximity to his neighbourhood.

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Civil society reacts to G7 meeting on climate, energy and environment

17 Apr 2023

16 April 2023, Sapporo: Today the G7 ministers’ meeting on climate and energy concluded in Sapporo, Japan, with an adopted communique.  Reactions from civil society:      “While G7 ministers recognised the need to scale up renewable energy, their commitment to phase-out of fossil fuels is frivolous and full of loopholes. The calls from scientists and activists to […]

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Major climate diplomacy breakthrough as United Nations asks International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on climate change

29 Mar 2023

Amb. Dang Hoang Giang, of Vietnam, Vice President of the General Assembly, gavels the adoption by consensus of the resolution on 29 March, in New York. Photo credit: PISFCC/New York 29 March 2023 New York City: Today the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution seeking an advisory opinion on climate change and human […]

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“First meeting on Loss and Damage fund must aim to have an efficient and operational fund by COP28”

27 Mar 2023

Picture credit: Dharini Parthasarathy/ 2022 27 March 2023: Ahead of the first meeting of the Transitional Committee (TC) of the Loss and Damage Fund, taking place in Egypt from 27 March, Climate Action Network reiterates the importance of this meeting to lay a strong foundation to ensure the operationalisation of the fund by COP28.  A […]

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Civil Society Representatives React to the IPCC Synthesis Report 

20 Mar 2023

20 March 2023: The IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report published today holds a mirror up to the scale of the climate crisis and lays out in stark detail why the end of the fossil fuel era starts now. The body of science from the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment cycle provides irrefutable evidence to governments on the cause […]

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“Upcoming IPCC report must signal to polluters their time is up”

10 Mar 2023

Picture credit : Manon Koningstein The Summary for Policymakers for the upcoming IPCC Synthesis Report, under the current Sixth Assessment Cycle, will be approved by governments between 13-19 March in Interlaken, Switzerland, and the full report published on 20 March 10 March 2023: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report under the Sixth […]

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Pressure mounts to remove polluters, not just oil exec, from UN climate talks

26 Jan 2023

In a letter to the parties of the UNFCCC, Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the body, and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, civil society groups detail ADNOC’s outsized role in fueling the climate crisis, as well as the negligence of world governments in allowing polluters to steer the agenda of global talks.

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Landmark decision at COP27 to set up Loss and Damage Fund  

20 Nov 2022

Civil society groups welcome fund as a first step to rectify the systemic injustice to those suffering disproportionately from climate devastation, especially in the global South.  20 November 2022, Sharm-el Sheikh: Today in a long overdue decision, three decades in the making, all governments at COP27 agreed to set up a Loss and Damage Fund. […]

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