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Major Emitters Failed People at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, Civil Society said

24 Sep 2019

Major Emitters Failed People at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, Civil Society said. The Climate Action Network calls out rich major emitters that failed to commit to ambitious climate action at the UN Climate Action Summit Monday 23 September 2019 New York- The UN Climate Action Summit in New York opened with […]

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Press Release: The UN Climate Action Summit Must Be A Game Changer for Climate

19 Sep 2019

Civil society expects world leaders to come with stronger emission targets, processes to build resilience and tackle climate impacts, and commitments to shift the trillions that will enable poor countries to cope with loss and damage and set forth the energy transition Thursday 19 September 2019  Tele-press briefing recording: https://climateactionnetwork.zoom.us/recording/share/xU4AV5pNO1aGcopxEGP09oDaiw0KJTg7xooWVJRGxiwIumekTziMw New York – Our house […]

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Media Advisory – On Thursday 19 September 12:00 noon EST – Civil Society set Expectations for the United Nations Climate Action Summit to be held in New York

17 Sep 2019

Tele-press briefing on expectations for the United Nations Climate Action Summit held in New York on 23 September 2019 *** https://climateactionnetwork.zoom.us/j/273420927 *** Thursday 19 September 2019 12:00 noon New York local time (Eastern Standard Time) | 16h00 UTC/GMT | 17h00 London | 18h00 Berlin. Tweet questions to @CANIntl  Climate Action Network (CAN) will host an […]

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Civil society calls for end of coal in Asia, stronger climate targets and more commitments on finance

4 Sep 2019

04 September, BANGKOK: As fires ravage vast swathes of forests, sea levels rise, oceans warm up and floods and cyclones become more frequent and severe, civil society representatives from Climate Action Network in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Japan and Australia called on world leaders to halt the climate crisis by ending all new coal-fired power […]

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Countries Must Double Pledges During Green Climate Fund (GCF) Replenishment

29 Aug 2019

Thursday 29 August 2019: As the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – the world’s largest multilateral fund for action on climate change – is holding its second consultation on the first replenishment in Ottawa, civil society welcomes the announcements by those countries including Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Norway that have doubled their pledges in local […]

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Climate Action Network – response to fires in the Amazon rainforests

24 Aug 2019

23 August 2019: The fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are a crisis on a catastrophic scale that is a result of putting profit and political gains ahead of the planet. Satellite images showed over 75,000 fires- an 84% increase since 2018 when the Bolsanaro government in Brazil started steamrolling aggressive and destabilising policies. These […]

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New IPCC study on land and climate change must spur renewed political conviction to stop climate breakdown

8 Aug 2019

Geneva, 8 August 2019: The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land released today is another stark reminder that we are in an ecological and climate emergency. This report– coming after the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity — brings together the best available science on how […]

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As heatwaves, floods and fires sweep the world, what are governments waiting for?

27 Jun 2019

Civil society groups call for a concerted political push to raise ambition and deliver support in the coming months    27 June, Bonn: In a week of record-breaking heatwaves here in Bonn, where negotiators are concluding talks at the UN climate meeting, civil society groups have excoriated governments for their weak political positions on responding […]

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Backsliding by G20 nations on climate is alarming when we need an emergency plan’

26 Jun 2019

The world's largest economies must respond with solutions proportionate to the magnitude of the climate emergency  Bonn, 26 June 2019: In light of the worrying signals that the G20 are sending about their lack of commitment to climate ambition, civil society said that these countries are threatening to exacerbate the climate emergency and push the limits […]

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Glaring vacuum on political leadership threatens to undermine ability to address climate crisis

24 Jun 2019

Bonn, 24 June 2019: Today at the UN climate talks in Bonn, civil society voiced its concerns that the political will and ambition needed to tackle the climate emergency is nowhere in sight. Solving the climate crisis requires political leadership, particularly from the big emitters, who must step up and commit to enhancing their national climate targets by […]

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