Press releases

The Polish Government awarded Fossil of the Day for walking a very crooked line

4 Nov 2021

It appears that the Polish government isn’t exactly telling the truth about their pledge to quit coal.  Now if you’re sitting comfortably we’ll begin this sorry tale of coal addiction:  On the 3rd of November, as part of an international agreement, Poland, along with 40 other countries and organisations, pledged to quit coal. The agreement […]

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Slew of new declarations cannot distract from need for real commitments at COP26, warn civil society representatives

4 Nov 2021

4 November 2021, Glasgow: There is still a gulf between levels of climate finance the global South needs and what has so far been put on the negotiating table in Glasgow, today’s Climate Action Network media briefing at COP26 heard. Current high levels of political inaction will lead to a disastrous future for developing countries […]

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So the 4th of November is energy day at COP26 but is that positive or negative – you decide…

3 Nov 2021

First Fossil Award goes to the United States of America (USA) United States President Joe Biden, supported by the UK Government and others, launched the new ‘AIM for Climate’ (AIM4C) initiative at the World Leaders Summit innovation event. Did Joe think we’d be stuck in the line too long to notice that this is a […]

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COP26: UK urged to step up leadership; ensure support and finance to those facing severe climate impacts

3 Nov 2021

Issues persist on lack of access to civil society to key meetings at the UN climate talks. 3 November 2021, Glasgow: Against the context of the ongoing pandemic and the widening gap of access to vaccines between rich and poor countries, the Climate Action Network media briefing today at COP26, the UN climate talks, stressed […]

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Today´s list of Fossil Award winners is as long as the queues at COP

3 Nov 2021

First Fossil of the Day Award goes to Norway Norway likes to play the climate champion but behind closed doors, new prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre is gaining a reputation as a fossil fuel cheerleader. The Labour leader, who’s only been in charge for a few weeks, has, apparently, boasted to media that “Norwegian gas […]

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Fossil of the Day inaugurates with celebrating the UK´s spectacular organisation of COP26!

1 Nov 2021

Well, here we are again. In for yet another roller coaster ride through the climate negotiations that are COP26. This time, direct from sunny Glasgow, with its stunning Victorian architecture, lively spirit and basically its own language and sense of humour. And so to business and back by popular demand, the first of our ‘Fossil […]

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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, 350.org, 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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