About CAN

The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 900 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 100 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world.

CAN members place a high priority on both a healthy environment and development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission). CAN’s vision is to protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.


CAN-International Website

CAN Regional Network

CAN is organized into regional and national “nodes”.  Each node is responsible for its own governance and procedures, and conduct joint policy and advocacy work within its given country or region.  Below are a list of the current CAN regional and national nodes, with links to obtain further information.  Organizations wishing to become members of CAN should first approach the relevant regional or national node to inquire regarding potential membership.

CAN-Eastern Africa

CAN Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (CAN-EECCA)


CAN Latin American (CANLA)

CAN-North Africa (RAC-Maghreb)

CAN-Pacific (PICAN)

CAN-South Asia (CANSA)

Southern Africa Region CAN (SARCAN)

CAN-South East Asia (CAN-SEA)

CAN-Western and Central Africa

CAN National Networks

CAN-Australia (CANA)

CAN-Rac Canada


CAN-Cook Islands



CAN-South Africa (SACAN)


United States CAN (USCAN)