Press Releases

Statement by the CAN International Board of Directors

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 of complaints. The Board takes seriously all complaints brought to its attention.

Climate Vulnerable Forum Virtual Summit

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

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

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 move faster on 100%RE. 

Countdown to the CVF Summit

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 reinforce efforts under the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5ºC.

The Summit is a response to the IPCC 1.5 report and will provide feed into the COP24 Talanoa Dialogue political phase.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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

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. 

Administrative Announcement

7 November 2018
 
The CAN International Board has received a number of serious complaints over the past few days. The Board takes these complaints extremely seriously and will commission an independent workplace investigation.
 

IPCC: Watershed report shines light on radical actions needed to keep global warming to 1.5C

The IPCC’s latest scientific assessment on keeping global warming to a 1.5°C pathway highlights that massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade is critical to protect ecosystems, avoid catastrophic impacts and promote sustainable development. The political will to make this happen must inspire governments to lead  action. The report must input into the Talanoa Dialogue at COP24, resulting in a political outcome towards increased NDCs by 2020.

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IPCC 1.5°C Report: “With evidence from science, governments will have nowhere to hide”

The report, expected to serve as a 'rescue plan for humanity',  will show 1.5°C is the new 2°C in terms of impacts and provide detailed signposts for policymakers on pathways to limit warming to 1.5°C   

[Listen to the full recording of the briefing]

Civil society organisations react as Bangkok climate talks conclude

9 September, Bangkok: As climate talks end in Bangkok, civil society organisations acknowledge that while there has been progress on the negotiating text for the Paris Rulebook it has been uneven. Substantive issues on finance and differentiation, among others, still hang in the balance. To reach an ambitious deal in Katowice, which includes a strong rulebook, finance and stronger commitments to ambition by 2020, political leaders must talk to each in the next few months to infuse trust into climate discussions.
 

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