CAN Europe Publications on:

UN Climate Negotiations (UNFCCC)

  • Media advisory ahead of the EU-China Summit

    31.05.2017 | Press Releases

    On 1-2 June, the EU and China will hold a high-profile summit, with climate at the forefront of the agenda. The two partners are expected to reaffirm their unequivocal commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to spearhead cooperation on the clean energy transition.

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  • European Parliament’s report calls for radical improvement of climate and energy policies

    17.05.2017 | Press Releases

    A draft report on the Governance of the Energy Union Regulation released today calls upon the EU to embrace the zero-carbon transition and scale up climate action to be more consistent with the Paris Agreement.

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  • Climate action can bring the EU closer to its citizens

    22.03.2017 | Press Releases

    On Saturday, EU Heads of State and Government will gather in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the EU and discuss its future. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe urges EU leaders to put climate action at the heart of a new vision that will help revitalise the European project. Unfortunately, a preparatory document for the Rome declaration does not contain any references to climate change.

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  • The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

    21.03.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    In advance of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome that founded the European Community, European civil society organisations and trade unions have appealed to EU leaders to show courage and vision in leading the transition to a just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive Europe.

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  • EU renews its climate diplomacy push

    06.03.2017 | Press Releases

    EU foreign affairs ministers agreed today to put climate objectives at heart of EU security and foreign policies. CAN Europe welcomes the initiative and calls on EU diplomats to lead the fight to achieve deeper emission cuts to limit warming to below 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement.

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  • Letter to Foreign Affairs Ministers on climate diplomacy

    03.03.2017 | Letters to Policy Makers

    Dear Minister of Foreign Affairs,

    at the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council on 6 March you will discuss the interlinkage between the EU’s climate and energy diplomacy and security policy. Climate Action Network Europe welcomes the initiative as we strongly believe that Europe’s geopolitical interests are closely linked to managing climate risk and the global energy transition toward 100% renewable energy.

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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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  • Marrakech climate talks reiterate global commitment to tackle climate change - EU Member States need to step up their game

    18.11.2016 | Press Releases

    At the climate conference in Marrakech which is coming to an end, all countries have reaffirmed their collective commitment to implement all elements of the Paris Agreement. While concrete outcomes of the talks remain modest, some key elements of the implementation of the Paris Agreement moved forward, including that the so called “Paris Rulebook” will be complete in 2018.

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  • Climate Change Performance Index 2017

    15.11.2016 | Press Releases

    Press Release Germanwatch and Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe

    Global energy transition has started

    Emerging economies catch up / European countries lose speed / Japan, Australia and Canada worst performers of all industrialized countries

    [Marrakech 16 November 2016] With the historic Paris Agreement having recently entered into force, this year’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2017 confirms a boost for renewable energy and positive

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  • The European Commission wins Fossil of the Day Award at UN climate talks for weakening the EUs energy policies

    15.11.2016 | Press Releases

    [Marrakech 15 November 2016] The European Commission received the “Fossil of the Day Award” from Climate Action Network at the UN Climate Summit in Marrakech today. The Commission was given the award for the inconsistency between its rhetoric at the international climate negotiations and failure to walk the talk at home while preparing the future EU energy legislation.

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  • CAN Europe reaction to the result of the US elections

    09.11.2016 | Press Releases

    The result of the US elections has just been announced.
    In reaction, Ulriikka Aarnio, International Climate Policy Coordinator at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

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  • Media advisory ahead of COP22 in Marrakech. What to expect and how to judge the EU's participation?

    02.11.2016 | Press Releases

    Since the Paris Agreement was struck at the global climate Summit in Paris (21st Conference of the Parties to the Un Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP21) last year, countries have come together at an unprecedented rate to ensure its early into force. To make sure discussions about the implementation of the Paris Agreement as well as action before 2020 can move swiftly forward at COP22, starting 7 November in Marrakech, CAN Europe calls upon the EU to bring a concrete plan

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  • Marrakech: Galvanizing Ambition. Climate Action Network Annual Policy Document 2016

    27.10.2016 | Reports & Briefs

    Here you can find Climate Action Network´s Annual Policy Document 2016, published ahead of COP22 in Marrakech.

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  • Europe must step up its game to reach Paris climate goals

    19.10.2016 | Op-eds

    Business as usual is not good enough anymore. For the EU to stay at the top of the class on climate action, it urgently needs to review its targets and boost its post-2020 efforts, writes Wendel Trio.

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  • CAN Europe activities during COP22 in Marrakech

    14.10.2016 | Event & Actions

    Here is a list of the activities which CAN Europe is hosting and co-organising with other organisations during COP22 in Marrakech. The information in the list will be updated when details are being confirmed.

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  • Paris Agreement threshold for entering into force reached

    05.10.2016 | Press Releases

    The EU’s decision to fast-track the ratification of the Paris Agreement without all Members States having formally joined has helped ensure its early entry into force. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcome this historic achievement by the global community, and urges EU leaders to immediately turn their attention to the necessary steps that now need to be taken to live up to the objectives of the agreement.

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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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  • The Environment Council agrees to ratify the Paris Agreement

    30.09.2016 | Press Releases

    Environment Ministers of all EU member states have today agreed to ratify the Paris Agreement through a process which allows the EU to deposit its instrument before the EU countries approve it separately. Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe welcomes this exceptional move and calls upon the EU to show the same commitment to increase its climate action in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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  • Online press briefing ahead of the Extraordinary Environment Council 30 September

    29.09.2016 | Press Releases

    Getting it straight: EU ratification of the Paris Agreement.

    Today, CAN Europe organised an online press briefing ahead of the Extraordinary Environment Council which takes place 30 September in Brussels.

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  • CAN Europe reaction to today's high level event on the entry into force of the Paris Agreement

    21.09.2016 | Press Releases

    Today, at the special high-level event on entry into force of the Paris Agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York, several countries deposited their ratification instruments. Others, including the EU, announced that they will do so before the end of this 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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