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‘Rich nations need to bridge climate finance gap’ – Activists react to UNGA 76 outcomes

UNGA 76

With just weeks to go before COP26, it is clear rich countries and major emitters still need to ramp up efforts to bridge the gap in climate finance, submit new and enhanced nationally determined contributions and address the needs of vulnerable communities experiencing loss and damage. The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 76) Members of Climate Action ...

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Network seeks COP26 postponement over COVID-19 vaccination challenges

Tasneem Essop

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of over 1500 civil society organisations in over 130 countries working together to fight the climate emergency, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 called for the UN climate talks – COP26 – to be postponed. The conference is set to take place in early November. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network With just ...

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A nail in the coffin for fossil fuel industry: Reactions trail UN climate report

Stephan Singer

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 1 Report (IPCC WG1 Report) released on Monday, August 9, 2021, under the Sixth Assessment Cycle has attracted feedbacks from climate campaigners. Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor, Global Energy Policies, Climate Action Network International Members of Climate Action Network (CAN), in a swift reaction to the development have expressed a wide range of comments, saying ...

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Activists criticise G7 leaders over outcome of summit

G7 Protest

As the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations wrapped up their first in-person summit since the outbreak of the pandemic, the leaders of seven industrialised nations released a joint communiqué on Sunday, June 13, 2021, underscoring areas of solidarity – and the differences that remain – when it comes to tackling a host of global crises. Activists from the climate ...

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Reactions trail flagship action plan to address interlinked biodiversity, climate crises

Tasneem Essop

Stakeholders have been reacting to the launch of the first ever peer-reviewed workshop report on Thursday, June 10, 2021 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which they believe marks an important step in studying the intersection of the  biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate ...

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Rich countries’ indifference to scale up finance could undermine COP26, activists warn

Leaders’ Climate Summit

Midway through 2021, civil society organisations from Climate Action Network (CAN) are deeply concerned about the lack of substantial progress from developed countries on meeting their climate finance obligations under the Paris Agreement. Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden The Leaders’ Climate Summit hosted by President Joe Biden, the Petersberg Climate Dialogue hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel, ...

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Net Zero by 2050: CAN lauds report’s recognition of 1.5 degrees’ feasibility

Tasneem Essop

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), has welcomed the Net Zero by 2050’s recognition and confirmation of the feasibility of the 1.5 C degrees Paris Agreement temperature goal. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network CAN describes the goal as “our only chance to overcome one of the greatest challenges faced by humankind”. Said to ...

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US told to show readiness to pay debt owed towards equitable, just climate action

Joe Biden

Ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit holding from April 22 to 23, 2021 hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States of America, speakers at a press conference organised by Climate Action Network and the Global Gas and Oil Network have said that the summit’s success hangs on the US delivering its fair share of climate action, on domestic mitigation ...

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‘Govts failing to stop climate crisis’: Reactions trail NDC Synthesis Report release

Tasneem Essop

Members of the Climate Action Network (CAN) have accused governments of failing to keep global warming below 1.5°C. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network The submission was made as the campaigners reacted to the release of the Initial NDC Synthesis Report by the UN Climate Change on Friday, February 26, 2021. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network, said: ...

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Adaptation summit lacked new finance to match words to action – Climate campaigners

Climate Adaptation Summit

The Dutch government hosted Climate Adaptation Summit concluded on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 with the launch of the Adaptation Action Coalition, a new international coalition launched by the UK COP26 Presidency to turn political commitments into adaptation action on the ground. But the summit saw no clear and additional financial commitments made by rich countries to specifically support adaptation. Climate Adaptation ...

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