CAN Europe Publications on:

UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • EU can push Warsaw results out from the freezing mist

    20.12.2013 | Blogs

    The freezing mist in warsaw mirrored the dampened results of COP 19. As usual, the few outcomes that did happen came during final after-hours wrangling. Here’s a brief look at what was - and was not - achieved at the COP.

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  • After Warsaw, EU Leaders Need To Agree Ambitious 2030 Targets

    06.12.2013 | Press Releases

    With a minimal agreement on the pathway to defining an ambitious binding climate agreement in Paris in 2015, the climate conference in Warsaw pushed most of the work that needs to be done way ahead. While the EU fought for a robust timetable for putting emission reduction commitments for the new Treaty on the table, it failed to provide the necessary incentives to get all developing countries on board, especially the emerging economies.

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  • STOP CLIMATE MADNESS: Civil society sends a loud message to Ministers at COP19

    23.11.2013 | Blogs

    Last night as ministers and their delegations gathered in the COP plenary, more than a hundred remaining activists at the COP - after yesterday'sprotest walkout by many of their NGO partners

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  • Climate Change Performance Index: Emissions are rising - but there is a glimmer of hope

    18.11.2013 | Press Releases

    The new edition of the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) was released by Germanwatch and CAN Europe in Warsaw at the UN climate talks today. The results show emissions worldwide have climbed to a new peak and no single country is yet on track to prevent dangerous climate change.

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  • Expectations for COP19 in Warsaw

    12.11.2013 | Blogs

    The world's governments agreed at the Durban climate meeting in 2011 two things: first that they would increase their short-term climate ambition; and, second that in 2015 they would agree a new global climate agreement in Paris. The Warsaw meeting is a step along the way to both of these objectives.

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  • EU needs new pledge on the table to push international climate action forward

    14.10.2013 | Press Releases

    Environment Ministers' call for climate pledges in 2014 rings hollow without increased EU ambition

    Today EU Environment Ministers set the stage for the EU to play a steering role in pushing an international climate deal forward. History has shown that arriving at the COP [1] with clear, coherent positions is one of the best ways the EU can positively impact these negotiations.

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  • The debate is over: IPCC confirms humankind to blame for climate change

    27.09.2013 | Blogs

    Today the IPCC released the full text of Working Group I (Science) of its 5th Assessment report. After negotiations in Stockholm last week went avaaz-action-webcopyinto the wee hours each night, delegates were able to come to agreement on the final text for the Summary for Policy Makers, or SPM, for the science report.

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  • New climate report outlines clear choices for Europe

    27.09.2013 | Press Releases

    Business-as-usual to bring more floods and heatwaves; Safe path requires immediate emission reductions

    Today's report from the IPCC [1] sets out some stark choices. Scientists are confident that business as usual will bring more deadly heat waves and floods to Europe and seas will rise and acidify further, in turn causing spikes in food prices, food shortages and malnutrition. However, they are certain that there is a clear pathway for avoiding catastrophic climate

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  • Adequacy and feasibility of the 1.5°C long-term global limit

    29.07.2013 | Reports & Briefs

    A new discussion paper prepared by Climate Analytics for CAN Europe that provides an analysis of the adequacy and feasibility of the 1.5°C long-term global limit.

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  • Countries meet at UN to work on 2015 global climate protocol

    05.06.2013 | Blogs

    This week the UNFCCC gathers again for the beginning of the annual two week session in Bonn to continue work on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP), which is to deliver a new global climate protocol by 2015 and address the inadeqacy of pre-2020 commitments. Delegates will also discuss issues related to implementation of commitments (under the SBI - Subsidiary Body for Implementation) as well as more technical details of the global climate regime (under SBSTA - Subsidiary Body for

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  • Another year of inaction on climate ends in Doha

    08.12.2012 | Press Releases

    EU misses opportunity to show leadership

    At the Doha climate talks, governments failed to do anything meaningful to avert the planet's slide towards catastrophic climate change. Countries used the economic crisis as a reason to avoid paying for climate finance, while billions of dollars in damages rack up from monster storms.

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  • Closing the ambition gap: What can Europe do

    04.12.2012 | Reports & Briefs

    In a new briefing [1], CAN Europe shows how the EU is already on course to reach 25% emissions reductions by 2020, with the final number being closer to 27% if proposed further reductions from various EU initiatives are fully implemented. If the EU would make full use of the opportunities identified by research groups and NGOs, it could reduce domestic emissions beyond 30%.

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  • EU wins CAN International Ray of the Day at COP18! Really?

    26.11.2012 | Blogs

    Ray of the Day: EU victorious in lack of ambitious emissions pledge. Civil Society Awards Fossil To Rich Countries Who Shun Kyoto Commitment.

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  • Doha climate talks: An oasis of forward planning or a sandstorm of indecision?

    26.11.2012 | Blogs

    A pile of recent reports from UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, World Meteorological Association, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Read More

  • As UN climate talks in Bangkok close, NGOs call for action, ambition and accountability

    05.09.2012 | Press Releases

    At a press conference on the last day of UN climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand, international experts from NGOs organized in the Climate Action Network (CAN) assessed the Bangkok outcome, discussed the role of different countries in the talks, and gave an outlook for COP18 in Doha at the end of the year.

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  • Letter to Hedegaard: Regulate maritime emissions

    23.03.2012 | Letters to Policy Makers

    CAN Europe sent this letter to Commissioner Hedegaard on regulating maritime emissions

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  • UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

    28.05.2009 | Blogs


    Climate change is a global challenge as emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. To respond to the climate crisis a rapid decarbonisation of our economies across the world is required. This is why internationally coordinated cooperation is needed. This is done under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC.  

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Latest Publications on UN Climate Negotiations

  • Polish, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian governments block EU climate ambition

    EU leaders meeting in Brussels today failed to agree to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 and to commit to revising the EU’s 2030 climate target, due to a veto from the Polish, Czech, Estonian and Hungarian governments.
  • EU on track to reach agreement on net zero emissions by 2050 this week

    Strong support from progressive countries key to a successful outcome Brussels, 17th June 2019, for immediate release Feeling the pressure from the public, and in particular from young people, EU governments are getting closer to reaching an agreement on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and on raising the EU’s 2030 climate target [1]. With only a few Central European governments still on the fence [2], the decision can be made already at the upcoming EU Heads of State and Government meeting in Brussels on 20-21 June.
  • Letter from UN Secretary General urging EU leaders to ramp up climate action

    In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk leaked by the media last week, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged EU leaders to adopt a long-term vision for a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 and commit to increasing the EU's 2030 climate target to 55 percent reductions in emissions.
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