Can Warsaw Deliver Climate Action: Policy Experts Detail Expectations for COP19

NGO News Report :: The major United Nations climate negotiations of the year, COP19, are due to get underway in coal-dependent Poland next week. These talks present both major threats and opportunities to progress towards the comprehensive climate action plan due to be signed in Paris in 2015.

The talks come as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report showed that it is possible to avoid the worst climate impacts, but only if “substantial and sustained” action starts now. Countries have been challenged to act by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who asked them to bring “bold pledges” to his Climate Leadership Summit in September next year. The single biggest thing countries can do at Warsaw is to commit to do so.

A pall, nevertheless, hangs over the talks, as the Polish Government has made a series of ham-fisted efforts to allow the fossil fuel lobby to have more influence over the UN meeting and to block European efforts to increase climate action.

What: You are invited to join a telephone briefing by Climate Action Network experts who will outline civil society’s expectations for the year’s major UN climate negotiations and detail the current state of play in international climate policy.

When: 10am CET, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013.

Who:

Stephan Singer, global energy policy director, WWF.
Wendel Trio, director, Climate Action Network Europe
Harjeet Singh, International Coordinator – Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Adaptation, ActionAid

How to Join: Dial the toll-free number for your country listed below, and when requested enter the Conference Room Number: 1231732. If your country is not listed, please email [email protected] to make arrangements to join. If the time zone does not suit, please also get in touch to arrange a one-on-one briefing.

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Contacts:

For more information or for one-on-one interviews with the NGO experts, please contact Climate Action Network International’s communications coordinator Ria Voorhaar on  +49 (0) 157 317 35568  or [email protected]

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 850 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

Can Warsaw Deliver Climate Action: Policy Experts Detail Expectations for COP19

Warsaw – Monday November 4, 2013: The major United Nations climate negotiations of the year, COP19, are due to get underway in coal-dependent Poland next week. These talks present both major threats and opportunities to progress towards the comprehensive climate action plan due to be signed in Paris in 2015.
The talks come as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report showed that it is possible to avoid the worst climate impacts, but only if “substantial and sustained” action starts now. Countries have been challenged to act by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who asked them to bring “bold pledges” to his Climate Leadership Summit in September next year. The single biggest thing countries can do at Warsaw is to commit to do so.
A pall, nevertheless, hangs over the talks, as the Polish Government has made a series of ham-fisted efforts to allow the fossil fuel lobby to have more influence over the UN meeting and to block European efforts to increase climate action.
What: You are invited to join a telephone briefing by Climate Action Network experts who will outline civil society’s expectations for the year’s major UN climate negotiations and detail the current state of play in international climate policy.
When: 10am CET, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013.
Who:
  • Stephan Singer, global energy policy director, WWF.
  • Wendel Trio, director, Climate Action Network Europe
  • Harjeet Singh, International Coordinator – Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Adaptation, ActionAid

How to Join: Dial the toll-free number for your country listed below, and when requested enter the Conference Room Number: 1231732. If your country is not listed, please email [email protected] to make arrangements to join. If the time zone does not suit, please also get in touch to arrange a one-on-one briefing.

Toll Free Numbers:
Argentina
 +54 (0) 8002661376 
Australia
 +61 1800062564 
Belarus
+375 882000110207
Belgium
 +32 (0) 80081379 
Brazil
 +55 (0) 8000474900 
Canada
 +1 (888) 299-3346 
China
 +86 4008811076 
Czech Republic
 +420 800500441 
Denmark
 +45 80901917 
Finland
 +358 (0) 80094501 
France
 +33 (0) 805541041 
Germany
 +49 08007235118 
Hong Kong
 +852 30713072 
India
 +91 0008008521444 
Indonesia
 +62 (00) 78030110400 
Ireland
 +353 1800812610 
Israel
 +972 1809212874 
Italy
 +39 800906953 
Japan
 +81 (0) 120216700 
Malaysia
 +60 1800815377 
Mexico
+52 018009250370
Netherlands
 +31 08000200176 
New Zealand
 +64 0508800736 
Norway
 +47 80030216 
Peru
 +51 80054683 
Philippines
 +63 180016510700 
Poland
+48 (00) 8001213973
Portugal
 +351 800784454 
Russia
 +7 88001006905 
Saudi Arabia
 +966 8008443771 
Singapore
 +65 18004155535 
South Africa
 +27 (0) 800222550 
South Korea
+82 (0) 806090880
Spain
 +34 800900576 
Sweden
 +46 020980766 
Switzerland
 +41 (0) 800000257 
Thailand
+66 001800658109
Turkey
+90 00800448823678
U.A.E
 +971 80004449671 
Ukraine
+38 (0) 800500597
United Kingdom
 +44 (0) 8000284051 
United States
 +1 (866) 951-1151 
Contacts:

For more information or for one-on-one interviews with the NGO experts, please contact Climate Action Network International’s communications coordinator Ria Voorhaar on  +49 (0) 157 317 35568  or [email protected].

Climate Action Network (CAN) is a global network of over 850 NGOs working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

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