CAN International NEWS

December 9, 2010 

World NGO Leaders call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement 
Heads of WWF, Greenpeace, Oxfam, and CAN call out blocking countries 

[On demand webcast available] 

[Cancún, Mexico] The leaders of four international environment and 
development organizations here at the climate talks in Cancún urged 
Ministers to produce a strong and meaningful climate agreement and called 
out individual countries for blocking progress in the climate talks under 
way here. 

An on-demand webcast of the panl is available now at: 
http://webcast.cc2010.mx/webmedia_en.html?id=247

Leaders participating on the panel included: 

  •  Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International; 

Governments should stop blaming each other and have the courage and the 
vision to be remembered by the people of the world. This is not a winners 
and losers option, we must all win 

  •  Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International; 

³With just two days left in the Cancun talks, we are in a position to move 
forward on a number of significant issues. Now it¹s time for the negotiators 
to stop blocking and get to work negotiating.  We need some practical 
progress to build trust, confidence and momentum that will deliver concrete 
results here in Cancun for poor people around the world. If they do this, 
ministers can final lay to rest the ghosts of Copenhagen once and for all 
and move us forward in the fight against climate change.²

  •  Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International; 

"Minsters here in Cancun can make history this week, they can set in motion 
a sequence of events that will build hope for the future, mark a transition 
to a fair and just world in which the environment and equity go hand in 
hand, they can build the trust needed to deliver a climate saving treaty in 
Durban." 

  •  David Turnbull, Executive Director, CAN International. 

When Obama came into office I was as optimistic as any that we would see a 
sea change in these talks. Unfortunately it appears the President and his 
administration are paying too much attention to the climate-denying Senators 
in Washington DC rather than living up to the goals they have set forward in 
public time and time again.  They are blocking progress on increased 
transparency in their own reporting, while demanding more from China and 
India on that same issue.²

On-demand Webcast: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/webmedia_en.html?id=247 
     (www.unfccc.int

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna, Moon Palace, Cancún

Original webcast: 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), Thursday, December 9, 2010 

Who: World NGO Leaders on Cancún climate talks 

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 
non-governmental organizations working to promote government and individual 
action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable 
levels. For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org 
<http://www.climatenetwork.org/> . 

For more information contact: 

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313 
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World NGO Leaders call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement

 

NEWS

December 9, 2010

World NGO Leaders call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement

Heads of WWF, Greenpeace, Oxfam, and CAN call out blocking countries

[On demand webcast available]

 

[Cancún, Mexico] The leaders of four international environment and development organizations here at the climate talks in Cancún urged Ministers to produce a strong and meaningful climate agreement and called out individual countries for blocking progress in the climate talks under way here.

 

An on-demand webcast of the panel is available now at:

http://webcast.cc2010.mx/webmedia_en.html?id=247

Leaders participating on the panel included:

 

• Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International;

"Governments should stop blaming each other and have the courage and the vision to be remembered by the people of the world. This is not a winners and losers option, we must all win

 

• Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International;

“With just two days left in the Cancun talks, we are in a position to move forward on a number of significant issues. Now it’s time for the negotiators to stop blocking and get to work negotiating.  We need some practical progress to build trust, confidence and momentum that will deliver concrete results here in Cancun for poor people around the world.  If they do this, ministers can final lay to rest the ghosts of Copenhagen once and for all and move us forward in the fight against climate change.”

 

• Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International;

"Ministers here in Cancun can make history this week, they can set in motion a sequence of events that will build hope for the future, mark a transition to a fair and just world in which the environment and equity go hand in hand, they can build the trust needed to deliver a climate saving treaty in Durban."

 

• David Turnbull, Executive Director, CAN International.

"When Obama came into office I was as optimistic as any that we would see a sea change in these talks. Unfortunately it appears the President and his administration are paying too much attention to the climate-denying Senators in Washington DC rather than living up to the goals they have set forward in public time and time again.  They are blocking progress on increased transparency in their own reporting, while demanding more from China and India on that same issue.”

 

 

On-demand Webcast: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/webmedia_en.html?id=247

     (www.unfccc.int)

 

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún

 

Original webcast: 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), Thursday, December 9, 2010

 

Who: World NGO leaders on Cancún climate talks

 

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 non-governmental organizations working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org.

 

For more information contact:

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313

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[VOICE] Parties’ pledges for cutting emissions under KP and LCA: How to build a strong dyke

By Ange-Benjamin Brida

In this UNFCCC negotiation it’s undeniable that cutting emissions and the idea of a review of target from 2°C to 1,5°C are some of the most crucial issues of this process on the way toward a Fair Ambitious and Binding agreement in Durban next year. And we would like to recall parties that we need here in Cancun a package that is more compatible with this objective and in line with science requirement. We need to build a dyke strong enough to save us from the “drowning” of Copenhagen.

The only one way to build this dyke safely is to make a real engineering plan, and then agree what everyone should contribute with, according to their capabilities. After that, everybody can bring their stones to the construction. Meanwhile our delegates, manly those from developed countries, are not using this safe and wise approach here concerning the negotiation. We are building things in the context of climate talk instead of moving according to science-based pledges. Developed countries are still promoting this pledges based on an interests approach which will not fulfill the target.Current mitigation pledges result in a massive 5-9 gigatonne gap per year by 2020. The recent UNEP report indicates that a substantial part of the gap results from loopholes and double counting.

Distinguished delegates: a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is an essential part of a balanced outcome in Cancun.Rejecting the one legally binding framework we have for emission reduction commitments is simply unacceptable. We hope that countries opposing a second commitment period will show more flexibility this coming week.We need to have more science-based pledges and more equity in the Cancun package. Please ensure that the following four key elements are included in both the KP and LCA texts:

1. A process to clarify existing pledges

2. Acknowledgement that current accounting is less than what science requires

3. A process to make sure pledges are strengthened before they are cemented into the legal

Text.

4. Long-term Zero and Low Carbon Action Plans

As the ministers are still coming we urge parties to comeup with more pledges. Another drowning could not be acceptable. Delegates: roll up your sleeves and let’s build a strong dyke!

CAN International - Media Advisory/Webcast Notice - December 9th

December 9, 2010 

World NGO Leaders to call on Ministers to deliver climate agreement 
Cancún climate talks panel (webcast live) 

[Cancún, Mexico] The leaders of four international environment and 
development organizations have traveled to Cancún to call upon Ministers to 
produce a strong and meaningful climate agreement in talks underway here 
hosted by the UNFCCC. 

Climate Action Network will host a media panel for the leaders to share 
their call, Thursday, December 9, at 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), in Room 
Luna of the Azteca building of the Moon Palace in Cancún, host to the UNFCCC 
negotiations. 

Leaders participating on the panel will include: 

€ Yolanda Kakabadse, President, WWF International; 

€ Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International; 

€ Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International; and 

€ David Turnbull, Executive Director, CAN International. 

What: World NGO leaders share their call upon Ministers in the Cancún 
climate talks 

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna, Moon Palace, Cancún

Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int

When: 11:30 AM local (17:30 GMT), Thursday, December 9, 2010 

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations 

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 
non-governmental organizations working to promote government and individual 
action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable 
levels. For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org 
<http://www.climatenetwork.org/> . 

For more information contact: 

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313 
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U.S. and EU Each Win 1 Fossil in Cancun, Canada Takes 2nd Place Again

Cancun, Mexico – The United States earned the 1 place Fossil of the Day, and its
first Fossil of the United Nations climate negotiations here, for trying to hide mention
of pollution reduction targets it is not on track to meet, not just for itself, but for all
developed countries. Canada won its fifth Fossil, and second 2nd place Fossil, for
literally inventing anti-coal regulation it does not have. The European Union, with a
3rd place Fossil and its first in Cancun, received the award for doing nothing to
address excess allowed emissions and then using that excess as a reason for not
wanting to continue the Kyoto Protocol. Canada remains the leading recipient of
Fossils in Cancun.


The Fossils as presented read:


"The European Union wins the 3rd place Fossil. For not engaging on specific tabled
solutions dealing with the AAU surplus (hot air), which threatens the environmental
integrity of the Kyoto protocol while at the same time using the lack of environmental
integrity as a condition to sign on to a second commitment period under the Kyoto
Protocol. Europe, get your act together!"


“Canada wins the 2nd place Fossil. It must be wonderful to live in the magical world
of Canada’s Environment Minister. In that enchanted land, a press release is the same
as a law, and ‘polluting for up to 45 more years’ means the same thing as ‘banning
dirty coal.’


Tragically, the rest of us are stuck with reality. And in reality, it’s a problem to tell
your Parliament and your media that you’ve published regulations to ban coal when
you’ve done nothing of the kind.For that little vacation from the truth, Canada takes home yet another Fossil of the Day.


"The United States wins the 1st place Fossil. After more than a week of relative
silence, the U.S.A. roared back to life in a most unfortunate way this morning. It
opposed reference to aggregate pollution reduction targets for developed countries of
25-40% from 1990 levels by 2020 in the 1.b.i. drafting group. Just because the U.S. is
not on track to make these necessary cuts is no excuse for obscuring the fact that it
and other developed countries need to get there. For trying to hide the obvious, the
U.S. wins the first place Fossil."
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About CAN: The Climate Action Network is a worldwide network of roughly 500
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and
individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable
levels. www.climatenetwork.org


About the fossils: The Fossil of the Day awards were first presented at the climate
talks in 1999  in Bonn, initiated by the German NGO Forum. During United Nations
climate change negotiations (www.unfccc.int), members of the Climate Action
Network (CAN), vote for countries judged to have done their 'best' to block progress
in the negotiations in the last days of talks.

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CAN International - Media Advisory/Webcast Notice - December 8th

Negotiations Briefing Update: Cancún Climate Talks

[Cancún, Mexico] Climate Action Network will host a media briefing to assess progress in the UNFCCC climate negotiations underway in Cancún, Mexico, on Wednesday, December 8, at 11:00 AM local (17:00 GMT), in Room Luna of the Azteca building of the Moon Palace.
 
NGO experts on the panel will include Tara Rao, WWF International; David Waskow, Oxfam America; and Aida Vila Rovira, Greenpeace Spain.
 
What: Briefing update on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Cancún
 
Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún
 
Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int)
 
When: 11:00 AM local (17:00 GMT), Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 non-governmental organizations working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org  .
 
For more information contact:
 
Hunter Cutting: +52 (1) 998-108-1313
 

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CAN International: Media Advisory – Webcast Notice - December 7th

Negotiations Briefing Update: Cancún Climate Talks

Assessing progress on the Kyoto Protocol, the Climate Fund, and MRV

[Cancún, Mexico] Climate Action Network will host a media briefing to assess progress in the UNFCCC climate negotiations underway in Cancún, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 7, at 10:30 AM local (16:30 GMT), in Room Luna of the Azteca building of the Moon Palace.

NGO experts on the panel will include Alden Meyer, Union of Concerned Scientists; Ailun Yang, Greenpeace China; and Raman Mehta, Climate Action Network South Asia.

What: Briefing update on the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Cancún

Where: UNFCCC Press Conference Room Luna,Moon Palace, Cancún

Webcast Live: http://webcast.cc2010.mx/    (www.unfccc.int)

When: 10:30 AM local (16:30 GMT), Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Who: NGO experts on UNFCCC negotiations

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 550 non-governmental organizations working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.  For more information go to: www.climatenetwork.org.

For more information contact:

Hunter Cutting: +52(1) 998-108-1313

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