Press Releases

UN climate talks flounder on key issues: common time frames, finance for loss and damage and human rights in carbon market rules

07 December 2019, Madrid Spain: As the first week of the COP25 UN climate talks wraps up, Climate Action Network (CAN) held a press briefing today to highlight key issues where the negotiations are stuck- on ambition and common time frames, loss and damage, and Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on carbon markets mechanism.

Li Shuo, Senior Global Policy Advisor (Climate, Biodiversity, and Ocean), Greenpeace East Asia:

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Today we march again to hold our political leaders to account

06 December 2019, Madrid Spain: As thousands of people in Madrid and Santiago take their demands to the streets today, Climate Action Network (CAN) today highlighted why action within the UN halls critical to respond to the pressure from people and for governments to come out with a solid plan to stop emissions. 

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COP25: Crucial two weeks of UN talks to address climate crisis begins

02 December 2019, Madrid Spain: As the UN Climate Change Conference or COP25 starts here in Madrid, Spain, Climate Action Network (CAN) held a press briefing to outline the key expectations from governments. These include finance commitments for loss and damage, stronger commitments on ambition, rules on carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, as well as priorities of the Latin American region.

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CAN Board Appoints Tasneem Essop as New Executive Director

04 November 2019: The Board of the Climate Action Network International (CAN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tasneem Essop as the new Executive Director of CAN, effective from December 1, 2019.

This follows a thorough selection process managed by the Board. Ms Essop brings significant experience in the climate and environment sectors, having worked on these issues in  government and civil society for many years. 

Open Letter By Climate Action Network to the Government of Chile

30 October 2019

H.E. Mr. Sebastián Piñera      

President of the Government of Chile,
La Moneda Palace,
Calle Moneda,
8320000 Santiago


Dear Mr. President,

IPCC Report: Timely, ambitious and enduring political action needed to halt devastating impacts of climate crisis on oceans and ice systems

Scale of threat to these ecosystems and communities dependent on them requires rapid and unprecedented action to stop emissions and to help people adapt