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Climate groups from around world call on World Bank President David Malpass to be fired

September 21, 2022 – Climate change organizations under the Big Shift Coalition have called on the World Bank to fire its President David Malpass. In a panel discussion during a New York Times event yesterday, Malpass refused to back climate science and was labelled a “climate denier” by former US Vice President Al Gore. Malpass […]

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Civil society reacts to latest draft text from COP26: Developed countries erase proposal for loss and damage fund in new text

Glasgow, November 13, 2021 Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network:The latest draft text from COP26 is a clear betrayal by rich nations- the US, the EU and the UK- of vulnerable communities in poor countries. By blocking the AOSIS and G77+ China proposal, representing 6 billion people, on the creation of a Glasgow Loss […]

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IPCC Report confirms world is on the brink of breaching major tipping points, near-term climate action is critical

August 9,  2021: The IPCC WG1 Report was published today as part of the first of three reports under the Sixth Assessment Cycle. This report deals with the physical basis of changing climate systems and comes as extreme weather events continue to make headlines around the world. Full IPCC WG1 report The report states with certainty that human activity […]

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Climate Action Network International: Governments are failing to keep global warming below 1.5°C

February 26, 2021 – Members of Climate Action Network react to the interim Synthesis Report published today that analysis the collective ambition of all nationally determined contributions submitted so far. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network:     “The interim Synthesis Report published today shows in stark numbers how governments are failing to stop the climate crisis. With […]

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Second time in a row, USA at the bottom of the ranking, below Saudi Arabia, in the Climate Change Performance Index 2021

Berlin/Bonn, Dec. 7, 2020 –  The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2021 published today paints a mixed picture of progress by the European Union (EU) on climate action. While the Scandinavian EU countries, Portugal and the EU as a whole rank high on the index with relatively  good indicators,  Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic stand out […]

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People promise to take to the streets as world leaders leave UN climate talks with no plan for climate crisis

MADRID, December 15, 2019 – The UN climate talks concluded today in Madrid with governments showing no signs of addressing the climate emergency. Bogged down by bad faith negotiations that put politics and fossil-fuel interests above people and the planet, many countries — fronted by the United States, Australia and Brazil — once again exposed […]

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IPCC study on land and and climate change must spur renewed political conviction to stop climate breakdown

GENEVA, Aug. 8, 2019 – The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land released today is another stark reminder that we are in an ecological and climate emergency. This report– coming after the IPCC Special Report on 1.5C and the IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity — brings together the best available science on […]

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Bonn UN Climate Negotiations must deliver on ambition, finance and loss and damage to respond to climate emergency

Bonn, June 17,  2019 – On the first day of the intercessional UN climate negotiations in Bonn (SB50) in Germany, Climate Action Network (CAN) members said negotiators must achieve robust results in loss and damage, finance and climate ambition to adequately respond to the climate emergency inflicting severe suffering on communities and economies worldwide. To […]

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COP24: COP President must create a space for ambition discussion in response to IPCC 1.5C Report as Ministers arrive in Katowice

Dec. 10, 2018 – Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace, called on ministers arriving in Katowice this week for the UN climate talks- pitched as the most important talks since the Paris talks in 2015- to demonstrate their understanding of the current climate emergency through words but more importantly through actions. She said ministers must anchor […]

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Climate Summit in Poland must ensure justice to vulnerable people, demand activists

BONN, Sept. 21, 2018 – Amidst the devastating storms in the Philippines, China and the USA, floods in Nigeria, India and record temperatures in many parts of the world, the United Nations body to address climate change impacts met in Bonn. The meeting addressed proposed recommendations for climate change displacement and undertook intense discussions on […]

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Bonn climate talks: Countries come together to make progress even as US position remains ambiguous

BONN, May 18, 2017 – Climate Action Network welcomes the progress made in Bonn with negotiators advancing work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Countries stayed focused on the task at hand: building on the details of the Paris ‘rulebook’, for its speedy implementation. The most vulnerable countries have reminded us that the goals […]

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Civil society organizations welcome that Paris Agreement will enter into force in a month

Oct. 4, 2016 – Climate Action Network, a network of over 1100 civil society organizations in 120 countries, working to fight climate change hails the historic moment as the double threshold of 55 countries representing 55% of global emissions ratifying the Paris Agreement was crossed today, thereby enabling the Agreement to enter into force in 30 […]

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