Press releases

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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G20 financial and political support for fossil fuels rises amidst Covid19 crisis

15 Jul 2020

  Campaigners from around the world condemn expansion of fossil fuel projects as data shows twice as much public money goes to fossil fuels than to clean energy in economic recovery packages by 20 richest countries   [ Listen to a recording of the press briefing + Slides from the presentation ]   15 July 2020: […]

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Media Advisory: G20 countries backing fossil fuels as a means out of COVID19

13 Jul 2020

MEDIA ADVISORY | SAVE THE DATE G20 countries backing fossil fuels as a means out of Covid19 WHEN : Tuesday 14 July 2020 13:00 UTC / 14:00 London / 15:00 Brussels / 9:00 Washington D.C / 18:30 New Delhi [Check your time zone here] WHERE: Ahead of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting on 18 […]

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