CAN Launches #WorldWeWant Campaign On Climate Impacts


Against the backdrop of an intensifying climate crisis, Climate Action Network (CAN) today launched the #WorldWeWant Campaign on Climate Impacts.

The campaign will highlight the voices of affected communities and the consequences of inaction on the climate crisis to sustain pressure on governments to deliver on radical climate ambition. Leading up to the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement on December 12, CAN and partners will produce a series of short films from grassroots communities around the world.

2020 is earmarked as the year for climate ambition – when all countries are expected to submit ambitious national climate action plans to cut emissions to put the world on a 1.5ºC pathway and provide the support for communities to adapt to the effects of climate change. Till date, only 13 countries – representing a mere 3.6% of global emissions – have submitted updated national climate plans.

The coronavirus pandemic might have disrupted momentum on climate action but the climate crisis has not abated. Major emitters and rich countries in particular cannot use this pandemic as an excuse to delay delivering on their climate obligations which is a matter of survival for the most vulnerable countries.

This week marks the start of key multilateral discussions that can have great impact on climate finance and ambition, including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Meetings (12 October); G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meetings (14 October); and the European Council (15 October).