Press releases

Letter to the Heads of State

10 Nov 2022

November 9, 2022 Dear Heads of State: We, the undersigned constituencies—representing thousands of climate, climate justice, labor, women and gender rights, Indigenous, and youth organizations across the world—respectfully request that you take a strong stand against the human rights abuses of the Egyptian government and urge the immediate release of the arbitrarily detained activist Egyptian-British […]

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Civil Society Organisations at COP27 call on all heads of delegation to demand the release of prisoners of conscience in Egypt

10 Nov 2022

Sharm el Sheikh, 10 November 2022: Today, five constituencies representing hundreds of civil society organizations at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, and millions of members and supporters, around the world, issued an open letter to heads of delegation asking them to take a strong stand against human rights abuses in Egypt. They further called […]

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The U.S. must change course at COP27 and ensure it supports a Loss and Damage finance facility

9 Nov 2022

9 November 2022: While awaiting the full outcomes of the midterms elections in the United States, it is worth remembering that back in April more than 500 organizations from six continents sent a letter to President Biden and other world leaders, urging them to speed the end of the fossil fuel era and spur a […]

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COP27: “A new chapter to fight for Loss & Damage finance”

7 Nov 2022

7 November 2022:  For the first time ever in UN climate negotiations, loss and damage finance has made it onto the agenda. This is a historic moment. Small island nations have been raising this issue for over 30 years, and now it is a reality following a concerted push from developing countries and civil society. […]

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“COP27 must be a moment to put polluters on the dock, secure justice for those suffering from climate damages”

31 Oct 2022

31 October 2022:  Speaking today at an online press briefing on COP27, the UN Climate Summit set to begin in one week in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, civil society representatives of Climate Action Network emphasized that the real test of the success of this summit will be if it responds to the needs of […]

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CAN Reactions to the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2022

27 Oct 2022

27 October 2022: Coming short on the heels of the UNFCCC NDC Synthesis Report published yesterday which showed that current pledges collectively put us on a 2.5°C warming pathway, the UNEP Emissions Gap Report, published today, further confirms that the world is grossly off track to address the scale of the climate crisis and to […]

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The climate crisis could increase African country debts by $1 trillion

17 Oct 2022

Sub-Saharan African countries will have to take on almost  $1 trillion in debt over the next ten years unless wealthy countries provide adequate finance to address the climate crisis, according to a new report published today by Debt Justice and Climate Action Network International [1]. This will amount to a 50% increase on current debt […]

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Over 400 organisations demand that Loss and Damage is on the agenda for COP27

6 Sep 2022

Photo credits : Kiara Worth / ENB Heads of Delegation meeting in Cairo, Egypt, this week offers the best chance to ensure the issue of Loss and Damage finance makes it into the formal agenda for the UN climate summit in Egypt in November  6 September 2022: Today over 400 organisations from all over the […]

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Petersberg Dialogue: Ministerial discussions must unlock real progress towards COP27

15 Jul 2022

15 July 2022: As ministers meet in Berlin for the Petersberg Dialogue next week it will be during another week of heatwave alerts in parts of Europe. On the other side of the globe, millions remain displaced from the historic floods that struck Bangladesh and parts of India just two weeks ago. Nearly 20 million people in the […]

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G7 Summit: Richest nations must recommit to end all international financing for fossil fuels

24 Jun 2022

The G7 risks becoming morally bankrupt as they pour billions into fossil fuel use while blocking finance for loss and damage to vulnerable nations 23 June 2022: With just a few days to go before the G7 Summit in Germany it is deeply worrying that several G7 countries, including Germany – the G7 host itself […]

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