CAN Europe Publications on:

UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • Statement on UNSG's Climate Summit by Climate Action Network and the Global Call for Climate Action

    24.09.2014 | Press Releases


    The UNSG's Climate Summit today contributed to the growing sense that the fossil fuel era is ending and delivered some momentum towards an international climate agreement to be signed in Paris next year, according to civil society groups organized in two major networks.

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  • My Climate Ask - Action at the EU Citizens Summit

    23.09.2014 | Press Releases

    European Citizens summit attendees call upon leaders to increase climate action at New York Climate Summit.

    On the morning of the UN Climate Summit in New York, hundreds of people attending the European Citizens Summit in Brussels sent messages calling for their governments to ramp up action on climate change.

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  • Brussels Calling – European citizens send climate asks to New York summit.

    23.09.2014 | Press Releases

    European Citizens summit attendees call upon leaders to increase climate action at New York Climate Summit.

    On the morning of the UN Climate Summit in New York [1], hundreds of people attending the European Citizens Summit [2] in Brussels have sent messages calling for their governments to ramp up action on climate change.

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  • IPCC: Saving the planet won't cost the world

    13.04.2014 | Blogs

    The take away point at today's IPCC press conference is this: it doesn't cost the world to save the planet. The Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) for the IPCC's fifth assessment report (AR5) for Working Group (WG) III is concerned with mitigation, or how we best address the climate crisis.The report looks in depth at different technologies available, costs and benefits and pathways towards a low-carbon future. The infographic shown here demonstrates how little it would cost to mitigate

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  • UN body lays out stark future under extreme climate change

    31.03.2014 | Press Releases

    Solutions exist but world leaders must act now to avert the worst effects

    EU leaders have been handed a warning by the world's leading climate scientists that our society is vastly underprepared to deal with the risks posed by unavoidable climate change impacts.

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  • 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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Ulriikka Aarnio in Brussels
International Climate Policy Coordinator
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Latest Publications on UN Climate Negotiations

  • UN Climate Summit: opportunity to talk about new EU 2030 climate target

    Global leaders will descend on New York next Monday, 23 September for the much-anticipated UN Secretary General Climate Action Summit. The Summit is a chance for governments to answer the youth’s call for more action to tackle the climate emergency. They must do so by committing to enhance their inadequate 2030 climate targets.
  • Climate Urgency Plan for the EU

    Faced with the existential threat of devastating climate change impacts, CAN Europe expects the EU, its institutions and all Member States, to prioritise urgent action addressing the climate emergency with the aim of implementing the Paris Agreement's ambition to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.
  • Rapid shift in land sector essential to stopping climate crisis

    The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today proves beyond doubt that stopping the climate crisis will not be possible without a radical change in our food production and consumption, and a much better protection of forests. To spur a rapid transformation in the land sector, the EU needs to urgently ramp up its 2030 climate target.
  • Letter to MEPs on the election of the President of the Commission

    Dear Member of the European Parliament,    Congratulations on your successful election.   You will have your first opportunity to vote to defend climate tomorrow Tuesday, when the Parliament is expected to vote on the election of the President of the Commission.  
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