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CAN Briefing: G20 Key Demands, July 2016

In December 2015, the G20, as part of the 196 Parties to the UNFCCC, committed to a historic global agreement to address climate change and pursue efforts to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C above preindustrial levels, so as to mitigate the harmful effects on the world’s people, biodiversity and the global environment.

According to the IPCC, the global carbon budget consistent with a 66% chance of limiting the temperature rise to 1.5ºC will be used up by 2021 if we carry on under current projections. For any fair likelihood of meeting the Paris temperature targets, our collective mitigation efforts need to be multiplied as soon as possible. Otherwise, our countries and economies will face severe impacts of unstoppable climate change, including social, environmental and economic instability. In recent years, we have seen the G20 countries take more serious notice of the role that climate change plays on its overall objectives, in particular its objective to promote financial stability. G20 leadership on climate change is extremely important since the greenhouse gas emissions of the G20 member countries account for approximately 81% of total global emissions. It is therefore imperative that the G20 countries start collaborating immediately on the implementation of the Paris Agreement, using their influence, to develop a consensus-building approach and focus on financial stability to drive stronger action on climate change.

Climate Action Network has eight key demands for the G20:

  • Ratify the Paris Agreement as soon as possible; 
  • Develop and communicate interim National Long-term Strategies for Sustainable Development and Decarbonization by 2018; 
  • Achieve an ambitious outcome on HFC phase-down this year;
  • Introduce mandatory climate-risk disclosure for investments; 
  • Remove fossil-fuel subsidies;
  • Accelerate renewable energy initiatives towards 100% RE; 
  • Ensure that new infrastructure is pro-poor and climate compatible;
  • Support effective ambition for international aviation and shipping.
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BirdLife International

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership. Together we are 119 BirdLife Partners worldwide from 117 country/territories.  

We are driven by our belief that local people, working for nature in their own places but connected nationally and internationally through our global Partnership, are the key to sustaining all life on this planet. This unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. Rigorous science informed by practical feedback from projects on the ground in important sites and habitats enables us to implement successful conservation programmes for birds and all nature.
 
We believe that our actions are providing both practical and sustainable solutions significantly benefiting nature and people. On this website you will find many examples of BirdLife success stories from every corner of the globe. 

Contact Information: 
The David Attenborough Building Pembroke Street
CB2 2QZ Cambridge
United Kingdom
GB

Oxfam GB

Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organisations working in 98 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

The Oxfam International Secretariat leads, facilitates, and supports collaboration between the Oxfam affiliates to increase Oxfam's impact on poverty and injustice through advocacy campaigns, development programmes and emergency response.

Contact Information: 
United Kingdom
GB

WWF - International

Building on nearly 50 years of experience and an impressive track record, we are driving large-scale, long-lasting changes from the local level to the global. This comes through a combination of:

On-the-ground conservation
High-level policy and advocacy
- Making business & industry more sustainable
- Engaging with multiple partners

The work is powered by conservation scientists, policy experts, lawyers, communications experts, and other specialists in our programmes and global initiatives, supported by national and regional offices and implemented through on-the-ground projects.

Together with our valuable partners, these dedicated people are developing and implementing real solutions across the world – building a future in which people live in harmony with nature.

WWF works on low carbon development and climate policy, clean andsmart energyforests and climate, climate finance, and climate business engagement

Our work to achieve a "climate-safe" future includes:
- Advocating a new international climate agreement – one that is just and legally binding
- Promoting energy efficiency – the most rapid and cost-effective way to reduce CO2 emissions
- Promoting renewable energy sources – like wind, solar, and geothermal power
- Preventing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation – currently responsible for 20% of all emissions
- Developing and promoting climate change adaptation strategies– to safeguard the most vulnerable people and the most exposed ecosystems.

We also work with businesses to help them prepare for the low carbon economy

Contact Information: 
Av. du Mont-Blanc
1196 Gland
Switzerland
CH

Save the Children International

Save the Children campaigns for long-term change in addition to providing shorter-term support to improve children's lives.

As an independent and global organisation, Save the Children has a powerful voice in campaigning for change, and a track record of success.

Save the Children encourages its supporters to put pressure on decision makers and opinion formers to change policies and practices, locally and globally, to ensure children's rights become reality.Our Vision  

Save the Children's vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our Mission  

Save the Children's mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Our Values

ACCOUNTABILITY: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.

AMBITION: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

COLLABORATION: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

CREATIVITY: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

INTEGRITY: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.

Contact Information: 
2nd Floor, St Vincents House 30 Orange Street
WC2H 7HH London
United Kingdom
GB

Caritas International

Caritas Internationalis is divided into seven regions that work together, promoting cross-regional activities. They are Africa, Asia, Europa (Europe), Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa (MONA), North America, and Oceania. 

Caritas Internationalis channels the resources of its members: 

Whether it’s providing food, shelter, water or medicine, we ensure rapid response, professionalism and coordination in emergency programming and disaster preparedness, 

Whether it’s tackling the HIV pandemic or the consequences of climate change, we share knowledge to help the most marginalised become protagonists of their own development, 

Whether it’s training communities in peace building or bringing divided peoples together, we seek to end conflict non-violently, promoting one humanity through inter-faith dialogue 

Whether it’s speaking out on economic injustice or migration, we empower poor people and communities to challenge unjust international policies, practises and attitudes. 

In January 2008, Caritas Internationalis (CI) established a new “Climate Change” desk within the CI delegation in Geneva, to actively participate in ongoing discussions – within the United Nations and other international organisations – about the risks posed by climate changes, especially in regard to the poorest and most vulnerable.

Contact Information: 
Palazzo San Calisto
V-00120 Vatican City State
Vatican
VA

CARE International

CARE is a leading relief and development non-governmental organization fighting global poverty. Non-political and non-sectarian, we operate each year in more than 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, reaching almost 60 million people in poor communities.

CARE helps tackle underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. CARE is often one of the first to deliver emergency aid to survivors of natural disasters and war and, once the immediate crisis is over, we help people rebuild their lives. While CARE is a large international organisation with 12,000 employees worldwide, we have a strong local presence: 97% of our staff are nationals of the countries where our programmes are run.

CARE’s mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We promote lasting change by:

 

  1. Strengthening capacity for self-help
  2. Providing economic opportunity
  3. Delivering relief in emergencies
  4. Influencing policy decisions at all levels
  5. Addressing discrimination in all its forms

 

Contact Information: 
Headquarters
Chemin de Balexert 7-9
1219 Chatelaine
Switzerland
CH

The Green Belt Movement International – Europe Office

Through its holistic approach to development, the Green Belt Movement addresses the underlying social, political, and economic causes of poverty and environmental degradation at the grassroots level. Its empowerment seminars help people make critical linkages between the environment, governance, and their quality of life. Participants develop a deep desire to better their own lives and communities. As they gain economic security, they are willing to protect shared resources such as forests, public parks, and rivers. The GBM started by addressing a serious problem with a simple solution: getting communities to plant trees as a symbol of their commitment. Today, this approach is taking root worldwide.

In Kenya and throughout Africa, forest and natural resources remain under tremendous pressure. The seeds of democracy, good governance, and environmental stewardship have been planted, but their shoots are still tender. Unless they are nurtured, future generations will inherit a less secure world.

The Green Belt Movement’s philosophy and approach is based on the premise that truly sustainable development can only take place through recognizing the intimate and fundamental link between the environment, democracy, and peace. The global interest in this approach provides an opportunity to share this experience with other organizations around the world and to mobilize resources in support of this expansion. To serve this role, the Green Belt Movement International (GBMI) has been established.

The vision of GBMI is a world in which the environment, democratic space, and peace are secure, and citizens are empowered to take action. To achieve this vision, GBMI has developed four bold and ambitious strategic goals. Click on each goal for further information about it.

 

 

Contact Information: 
Development House
56-64 Leonard Street
EC2A 4LT London
United Kingdom
GB

Oxfam International

 

About us

Oxfam is an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 99 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

What we do

Find out how we work with others to end poverty and injustice, from campaigning to responding to emergencies.

Why we do it

We believe that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty.

Our history

Find out more about Oxfam.

Accountability

We strive to do what we say we will do. Read about our core values and operating principles against which we measure ourselves.

Contact Information: 
Oxfam International Secretariat
Suite 20 266 Banbury Road
OX2 7DL Oxford
United Kingdom
GB
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