Since 2007 we have been supporting the Climate Action Network prepare for their participation in the UNFCCC process.
In 2007, we supported Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, part of Climate Action Network, to prepare for the December Bali UNFCCC Summit. The work was supported by the Union of Concerned Scientists and was focused on preparation and team building for the Bali meeting as well as the Copenhagen conference in 2009. We work with many such groups around the world in their efforts to protect both localized and global natural systems, and consider this work to be at the heart of what we do.
In 2008, we supported the CAN Equity Summit in Chennai, India, with the question: How can climate change mitigation co-exist with goals such as the alleviation of human poverty? Over one hundred people from NGOs in the North and the South met in order to understand the implications of the equity framework laid out in Bali, as well as to build deeper and more common understandings leading to an aligned approach.
The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 365 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. Member organisations range from large NGOs such as WWF, Greenpeace, FOE, and the Nature Conservancy, to smaller, grassroots NGOs. Deforestation contributes to around 20% of global greenhouse emissions. The CAN-REDD group is pushing for the inclusion of a number of policy recommendations around deforestation as part of the UN framework.