Press releases

Civil Society representatives denied entry to Poland to participate in climate talks

7 Dec 2018

Katowice, 7 December 2018: It is with deep concern that Climate Action Network (CAN) and its partners have learnt that Polish authorities denied entry and/or deported at least 12 members of civil society groups due to attend the United Nations climate talks in Poland. The deportations follow the enactment of national legislation earlier this year […]

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It’s crunch time in the negotiating rooms: countries must hash out key technical elements in the next hours

7 Dec 2018

Katowice, 7 December 2018: Speakers from Climate Action Network (CAN) unpacked the various elements of the rulebook that are currently being negotiated to give an overview of the state of progress, or lack thereof, that must be resolved before ministers arrive next week to take on more political issues. A particular focus was given to […]

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“Just transition and ambition are two sides of the same coin”

5 Dec 2018

Katowice, 5 December 2018: Speaking at a press conference today, representatives from Climate Action Network (CAN) spoke on the need for a just transition that is built on social dialogue where transformative change towards a low-carbon future is not at the cost of exacerbating existing social inequality and removing social safety nets. Highlighting the importance […]

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Call for EU to step up leadership as experts emphasise why a strong rulebook must drive ambition with adequate climate finance

4 Dec 2018

Strong statements by UN Secretary General must embolden leaders to make the right choices 4 December 2018, Katowice: Discussions for a comprehensive Paris Rulebook- the guidelines that will operationalise the Paris Agreement- alongside constructive intergovernmental dialogues for enhanced ambition, must set the lay the foundations for negotiations to pick up in the next days of […]

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A strong call for ambition as world leaders arrive in Katowice for COP24

3 Dec 2018

3 December 2018, Katowice: World leaders at the UN climate talks in Katowice have made statements calling for stronger ambition but it's now time for countries to keep their word by commiting to updated Nationally Determined Contributions by 2020. Countries are feeling the pressure following the IPCC 1.5C Report and public demand for action has never […]

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Statement by the CAN International Board of Directors

26 Nov 2018

Statement by CAN International Board Monday, 26 November 2018 The Board of CAN International has taken note of an article published in the media today concerning the announcement by the Board on 7 November 2018. In the period from October 31, 2018 to November 5, 2018, the CAN International Board of Directors received a number […]

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Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit

22 Nov 2018

The Virtual Climate Summit organized by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) snowballs the process for ramping up climate action, but countries still need to significantly step up and raise ambition by 2020 to keep global warming below 1.5C degrees.   Thursday 22 November: Countries of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) broke new grounds today by successfully […]

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Cities, businesses and governments in Ukraine discuss transition to renewable energy

14 Nov 2018

Kiev, 13 November 2018 EECCA Press Release Relying on renewables as the only source of energy to drive countries’ development pathways not only makes sound environmental sense, but is also good for the economy. In addition it is crucial if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. So we urgently need to do more and […]

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Countdown to the CVF Summit

14 Nov 2018

The Virtual Climate Summit 2018 is an emission-free event led by The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and chaired by the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), offering a global platform for national leaders to raise climate ambition and step up their NDCs, stand in solidarity with those vulnerable to the growing impacts of climate change, and […]

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CVF Summit Thematic Panel: Stepping Up Climate Ambition to meet the 1.5oC Warming Limit

14 Nov 2018

13 November 2018 The thematic panel discussions are an important and exciting part of the CVF Summit and the panel “Stepping Up Climate Ambition to Meet the 1.5oC Warming Limit” organized by Climate Action Network (CAN) and partners certainly is no exception.  The panel will take place on 22 November at 14.00 GMT and will include high-level speakers from Greenpeace, Costa […]

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