Climate Development

CAN Europe Publications on:

Climate Finance & Development

  • Letter to heads of state on the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT)

    23.03.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear heads of state,

    We, the undersigned, coalitions of civil society organisations and trade unions representing millions of European citizens campaigning for the Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), write to you on the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome as you meet to discuss the future of the European Union.

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  • CAN Europe's recommendations on EU proposals for SDG implementation

    28.02.2017 | Reports & Briefs

    The European Commission’s vision for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) should set an ambitious benchmark for the EU’s actions to eradicate poverty and inequality, support people and planet centred development, and strengthen the resilience of societies from global and local challenges, including climate change.

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  • Civil society criticises “Business As Usual” as Commission publishes its plans for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

    23.11.2016 | Press Releases


    SDG Watch Europe, a civil society alliance of more than 90 EU NGOs established to ensure the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the EU and its Member States, has criticised today’s publication of the EC Commission’s Communication entitled “Next steps for a sustainable European future - European action for sustainability.”

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  • Climate finance at COP22: not just a numbers game

    23.11.2016 | Blogs

    As COP22 in Marrakech has come to a close, one can clearly note the same ugly issues raising their heads when it comes to financial support for climate action.

    Previous blogs in this section have documented throughout the years the diversions of opinion, disagreements of approach and the inherent lack of trust between developing and developed countries when it comes to climate finance. And this blog won’t tell a very different story.

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  • Meeting essential sustainable development needs in the face of a changing climate

    26.10.2016 | Blogs

    Today, a consortium of NGOs led by CONCORD Europe jointly published its ‘AidWatch’ report which tracks aid from EU Member States to developing country partners, as part of their international commitment to address global poverty and inequality through financial support. The report seeks to enhance the transparency and effectiveness of financial flows towards enhanced and sustainable development. This year, the report

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  • CAN Europe´s reaction to the publication of the Climate Finance ´Roadmap to US$100 Billion´

    17.10.2016 | Press Releases
    Developed countries today published a roadmap which shows how the collective goal of providing $100 billion per year by 2020 to support developing countries tackle climate change will be met. 
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  • Finance ministers continue to be a weak link in tackling climate change

    11.10.2016 | Press Releases

    Finance ministers met today in Luxembourg to discuss climate finance, just one month ahead of the next international climate summit COP22 in Marrakech. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes the re-iteration by finance ministers to continue to provide public finance to tackle both the causes and impacts of climate change. But despite the rehashed pledge, EU Member States must provide much more clarity on how support for international climate action will be scaled

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  • Letter to Finance Ministers on ambitious climate finance

    06.10.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Ahead of the ECOFIN Council on October 11th 2016, Climate Action Network Europe sent the following letter to climate ministers calling for ambitious climate finance.

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  • Letter to Board of Green Climate Fund: Call for categorical exclusion of export credit agencies

    05.10.2016 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Climate Action Network Europe co-signed a letter to the board members of the Green Climate Fund calling for categorical exclusion of export credit agencies (ECA).

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  • Submission to EU Consultation on External Development

    18.08.2016 | Submissions to Consultations

    Submissions to EU consultation on External Development will be used to inform the way forward on the revision of the European Consensus on Development and other external aspects of 2030 Agenda implementation. The consultation seek views on how development policy, in the context of EU external action as foreseen by the Lisbon Treaty, should respond to the range of landmark 2015 summits and conferences, and also to the rapid changes happening in the world.

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  • CAN Submission - Elaborating Modalities of Accounting for Climate Finance

    29.07.2016 | Submissions to Consultations

    pdf CAN Submission - Elaborating Modalities of Accounting for Climate Finance (320 KB)

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  • Infographics: Climate Finance & Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    13.07.2016 | Presentations & Infographics

    The following visuals were developed for our Climate Finance & Fossil Fuel Subsidies campaigns

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  • The concept of Climate Finance

    03.07.2016 | Blogs

    The origins of the concept of climate finance in the context of the UN climate negotiations and the UNFCCC Agreement to provide it.

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  • Innovative sources of climate finance

    03.07.2016 | Blogs

    Building on one of the assertions made in the Copenhagen Accord – ‘including alternative sources of finance’ – CAN Europe believes that the EU could lead a more ambitious way to increasing its climate finance support through implementing a number of measures that would generate revenues for EU governments.

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  • Useful Climate Finance & Development Resources

    05.06.2016 | Blogs

    Here you find a range of useful external climate finance & sustainable development resources. For all climate finance & sustainable development related CAN Europe publications, go here.

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  • CAN Europe Post-Paris Briefing on the Financial Transaction Tax

    02.05.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    The briefing on the Financial Transaction Tax was developed in spring 2016 to give a brief overview and update on the Financial Transaction Tax and its relevance for EU climate policy after the UNFCCC international climate agreement that was made in Paris in December 2015.

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  • Financial Transaction Tax: a tool to fund our future

    26.04.2016 | Blogs

    At the Paris Agreement signing ceremony last week, the French President François Hollande announced that France will use Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) to increase its support for climate action in developing countries. It is a praiseworthy commitment, but the necessary funds will only be generated, if countries involved in the FTT negotiations work together to finally establish and operationalise it. Final agreement on the FTT is expected in June. Other countries should follow in

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  • Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals

    25.03.2016 | Blogs

    Agenda 2030, agreed in 2015 at the UN General Assembly, has anchored a set of 17 goals and associated 169 targets that will act as the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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  • Climate Finance and Development

    25.03.2016 | Blogs


    Climate Finance

    A key piece to the climate and sustainable development puzzle is the role of international financial support and means of implementation, which are needed to address climate crises. As the number of challenges posed by climate change grow, so must the level of support which is going to the people who are impacted.

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  • Climate Finance & Sustainable Development

    17.03.2016 | Uncategorized

    Climate Change and sustainable development are intrinsically linked, especially in developing countries where communities are striving to protect the livelihoods and well-being of their people. Without tackling the causes and impacts of climate change, key aspects of sustainable development are severely undermined; for example, food and water security, sanitation, and resilience of human settlements. In addition, many people still lack equitable access to scarce natural resources, and safe

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Rachel Simon
Climate and Development Policy Coordinator
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