To facilitate collaboration and discussion, CAN provides its members with access to a network of listserves. These email lists are designed to assist our members in communicating across borders and sectors.
If you are affiliated with a CAN Member organization, you may sign-up for access to the Working Group lists of your choice (non-members are subject to an approval process, please see the non-members section for further details).
General List (CAN-Talk)
The main email list for all climate change and Network communications.
Working Group List Information
Adaptation and Loss & Damage
The CAN Adaptation and Loss & Damage Group coordinates advocacy and policy work around adaptation and loss & damage. Within the UNFCCC, this encompasses work on different negotiation streams (e.g. National Adaptation Plans, Nairobi Work Programme, adaptation in the ADP) as well as following certain technical bodies (in particular, the Adaptation Committee and the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss & Damage). The group also contributes to crosscutting issues such as adaptation finance. The group also exchanges information on aspects beyond the negotiations related to adaptation and loss & damage. [Read More ...]
The CAN Post 2015 Group first united around the Rio+20 negotiations in 2012. With the looming UNFCCC 2015 deadline for countries to agree on an international plan to save the climate, and the 2015 expiration of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), CAN aims to bring both of these movements together, development and environment. [Read More ...]
Global food production and food security are threatened by the greater variability of the climate and increasing occurrence of extreme weather events. Yet the agriculture negotiations are not moving with the urgency required to support the world's poor, especially those engaged in agriculture and related activities, in adapting to these adverse impacts. A vast majority of the world’s population is dependent on small-scale food producers -- climate change puts all of this at risk. [Read More ...]
The CAN Bunkers working group (fuels used by ships and aircraft are called “bunker” fuels) advocates for measures to control and reduce emissions from these sectors under the UNFCCC, IMO and ICAO, in particular market-based measures that can regulate and cap emissions, while also generating revenue that can be used for climate finance. [Read More ...]
The CAN Capacity Building Working Group works on capacity building issues under the Convention on Climate Change.
CAN Comms coordinates members' communication efforts around the international climate policy process. [Read More ...]
The CAN Equity/Effort Sharing Working Group is trying to make this pathway real. The basic challenge here is shifting the focus of "the equity issue" from positional bargaining to equitable effort sharing. [Read More ...]
The CAN Finance Group coordinates advocacy and policy work around the need to rapidly scale up support for climate action directly from developed countries and through new, innovative sources of finance. [Read More ...]
The CAN Flexible Mechanisms Group coordinates advocacy and policy work around carbon markets. The group’s main focus is to strengthen the environmental and social integrity of both offsetting and cap-and-trade schemes. [Read More ...]
The objective of the G20 Working Group is to influence the G20 countries and to work with relevant stakeholders to ensure that G20’s policies promote sustainable development, with a particular focus on increasing investments into energy efficiency and renewable energy, ensuring development planning in line with full decarbonisation and to make finance available to poorer countries to ensure that these countries can adapt to climate change and put infrastructure and policies in place that are climate friendly. [Read More ...]
The CAN Legal Working Group coordinates NGO advocacy in the CAN network to create a legal framework for climate action that empowers stakeholders to hold their governments accountable, promotes compliance with agreed commitments, and encourages more ambitious commitments. [Read More ...]
Long-term Decarbonisation Strategies
CAN’s Long-term Decarbonisation Strategies Working Group deals with a broad range of issues related to the development and promotion of long-term strategies to achieve climate-resilient and low carbon development. [Read More ...]
The group helps to build shared understanding within the network and beyond on a common matrix for decarbonisation strategies, it advocates to create a political hook with the UNFCCC to develop further guidelines for these strategies and to pressure and monitor countries in their development of these strategies. The group's role also includes crafting and implementing specific advocacy strategies and to coordinate with different working group on the scope of the long-term strategies and the relationship to other instruments as the Agenda2030 development strategies and the National Determined Contributions of countries to the UNFCCC.
CAN Mitigation Working Group deals with a broad range of issues related to greenhouse gas emission reductions at various levels (global, regional or country-specific levels). The group analyzes the current situation including country positions and coordinates CAN's voice for ambitious actions to secure a safe climate. [Read More ...]
The NGO Participation working group reviews procedures and practices related to the role of NGOs in the talks and advocates for more inclusive and transparent negotiations. Also, participation of local stakeholders is crucial in the implementation of mechanisms established under the Convention when the decisions adopted at the international level have direct impacts on local communities. [Read More ...]
This CAN Working Group monitors the two fora where the First Periodical Review is discussed in the UNFCCC: the Joint Contact Group (JCG) and of the Structured Expert Dialogue (SED). Here, the Review assesses new science, especially the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with the aim of examining whether the 2°C limit is still scientifically sound. The group also observes the IPCC meetings and leads the policy side of CAN’s engagement there. [Read More ...]
Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Phase-out of HFCs and the reduction of other short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are crucial to reducing the worst impacts of global warming and to help bride the ambition gap in emission reduction we are currently facing. [Read More ...]
The SLCP working group helps to promote strong action on HFCs and other SLCPs to prevent 100 to 200 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050. The group focuses on achieving this important task within the Montreal Protocol but also within the UNFCCC and other fora. In the UNFCCC the group focuses its efforts on the “Enhanced action prior to 2020” agenda, opportunities in the Lima Paris Action Agenda and work with the high-level champions on pre-2020 action.
Sinks (aka LULUCF or REDD)
Currently, there is minimal guidance on the system for providing information on how REDD+ safeguards are being addressed and respected. Without further guidance, there are gaps and inconsistencies between reporting requirements, which could lead to unnecessary costs and inconveniences for countries fulfilling their REDD+ requirements. [Read More ...]
The role of the CAN Technology Working Group is to ensure that the TM lives up to its charge to facilitate the transfer of those technologies that are best suited to meeting the mitigation and adaptation needs of developing country Parties. [Read More ...]
The CAN Transparency working group’s advocacy efforts to this end include intelligence gathering, organizing bilateral meetings with Parties, text analysis, and producing ECO articles. [Read More ...]
CAN Coordinators' Listservs (for select members only)
CAN-Regional and National Coordinators [Contact for Subscription]
CAN-Working Group Coordinators [Contact for Subscription]
Comms WG on IPCC AR5 [Contact for Subscription]
Global Communication Working Group (Croissant Conspiracy) [Contact for Subscription]
Iconic Fights/Wins List [Contact for Subscription]
Just 100% RE Task Force [Contact for Subscription]
ECO Newsletter [Subscribe]