Annual Report 2022 - CAN Europe

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Climate Action Network Europe

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Beginning our podcasting journey: Europe Climate Connection

In 2022, CAN Europe launched “Europe Climate Connection”, a podcast that gives a voice to CAN Europe’s members, bringing their areas of expertise closer to other members and audiences. The 20 minute episodes present climate and energy challenges in a dynamic and engaging way, taking the public on a journey around Europe as they listen. From the promises and expectations tied to COP, to Ireland’s building renovation and heating decarbonisation, we learnt more about our members’ work and about the hot topics discussed around the continent.

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Other Achievements


European Climate Foundation 2049047.63 €

European Commission 1420752.78 €

German Government 136260.46 €

Membership fees 142.635 €

KR Foundation 140789.23 €

Environment Defense Fund 106679.84 €

NPT UK 47250.62 €

Funders For Fair Trade 50161.97 €

Rockefeller Brothers Fund 43020.01 €

Climate Works Foundation 30.473 €

Belgian government 44.815 €

Schwab Charitable 19165.41 €

Other income 29397.9 €

CAN Europe 401.824.697 €

CAN International 6.579.467 €

European Climate Foundation 1010692.25 €

Schwab Charitable 239318.06 €

Climate Breakthrough (Rockefeller Philantropic Advisors) 229498.38 €

Climate Works Foundation 143483.64 €

Europe Beyond Coal Compaign 162.299.233 €

Total 570.703.397 €

Board of Directors

CAN Europe has a Board of Directors, which is appointed by its General Assembly. Elections for new Board members will take place in April 2023. In 2022, the Board was comprised:


Secretary General


Advisor, Norwegian Forum for
Development and
Environment, Norway

Van Ypersele

Independent Scientist (Former Vice-President of IPCC), Belgium


Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, UK


European Branch Manager, Climate Reality Project


Head of the Low Carbon and Circular Economy Programme, Institute for European Environmental Policies (IEEP)


Director of WWF-EPO


Deputy Managing Director and Advisor for climate and energy policy at Klima-Allianz, Germany


Head of Board of Genç Düşünce Enstitüsü (Turkey)


Member of Young Researchers of Serbia (a member of YEE)

Our team in 2020

Chiara Martinelli


Dora Petroula

Deputy Director

Klaus Röhrig

Head of Climate

Ulriikka Aarnio

Senior Climate & Land Use Policy Coordinator

Brigitta Bozso

TogetherFor1.5 Project Manager

Erich Castro Dias

Land Use & Carbon Dioxide Removal Policy Officer

Romain Didi

Climate Governance & Human Rights Policy Coordinator

Silvia Valentini

Climate Policy Officer

Elif Gunduzyeli

Interim Head of Energy

Veerle Dossche

Policy Coordinator

Seda Orhan

Renewable Energy
Campaign Coordinator

Monica Vidal

Heating Campaign Coordinator

Verena Bax

Energy Savings Policy Coordinator

Esther Bollendorff

Senior Gas Policy Coordinator

Marta Anczewska

Energy Policy Coordinator

Eva Brardinelli

Buildings Policy Coordinator

Flora Witkowski

Gas Policy Officer

Dimitris Tsekeris

Energy Scenarios Project Manager

Sven Harmeling

International Climate Policy Coordinator

Rachel Simon

Climate & Development Policy Coordinator

Olivier Vardakoulias

Finance & Subsidies Policy Coordinator

Isabelle Brachet

Fiscal Reform Policy Coordinator

Cornelia Maarfield

Trade Policy Coordinator

Anuna De Wever

Trade & Investment Policy Campaign Officer

Elif Cansu Ilhan

Turkey Policy Officer

Özlem Katisoz

Policy Coordinator for Turkey

Viktor Berishaj

Western Balkans Energy & Climate Policy Coordinator

Frosina Antonovska

Climate & Energy Policy Officer for Western Balkans

Doreen Fedrigo

Industrial Transformation Policy Coordinator

Boris Jankowiak

Steel Transformation Policy Coordinator

Giulia Nardi

Industrial Transformation Policy Officer

Adam Leckius

Lifestyle Policy Officer

Nina Tramullas

Interim Communications Coordinator

James O’Connor

Communication Coordinator

Cristina Dascalu

Communications Coordinator

Doruntina Basha

Communication Coordinator

Laura Franceschin

Communications Officer

Masha Perovic

Communication Coordinator
We also gratefully thank the following staff members that helped us implement our work in 2022, but have since left us:

Dylan Underhill
Rachel Brabbins
Jessica den Outer
Tatiana Shauro
Edoardo Concari
Giuseppe Costanzo
Harriet Mackail Hill
Nicolas Derobert
Elli Tessier
Jörg Mühlenhoff

Tom Boyle

Head of Network Development

Olivia Saxer

Fundraising & Network Development Coordinator

Kasia Ugryn

Network Development Coordinator

Samuel Martin-Sosa

SPARK Project Manager

Federico Mascolo

Together for 1.5 Project Policy Coordinator

Kristina Naunova

Network Development & REAL DEAL Project Coordinator

Joe Inwood

Network Development Coordinator

Lionel Dehalu

Head of Operations

Reinhilde Stinders

Senior Finance & Admin Coordinator

Maria Radikov

Finance Coordinator

Winfried Hoke

Office & IT Coordinator

César Chantraine

Human Resources Coordinator

Clarissa Spencer

Finance & Admin Coordinator
We would also like to thank our interns who joined the team in 2022:

Eliot Primault
Jada Kennedy
Ruta Zulpaite

In June 2022, CAN Europe set up a Management Team in order to ensure the smooth running and management of CAN Europe’s Secretariat and Network. The team has concrete objectives to 1) strengthen information sharing across departments and teams (internal communication); 2) improve collective strategising and implementation of activities; 3) guide prioritising and de-prioritising of objectives and workstreams. The Management Team is made up of:

Chiara Martinelli, Director
Dora Petroula, Deputy Director
Lionel Dehalu, Head of Operations
Nina Tramullas, Interim Head of Communications
Tom Boyle, Head of Network Development
Klaus Röhrig, Head of Climate
Elif Gunduzyeli, Interim Head of Energy

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Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change.

With over 180 member organisations active in 38 European countries, representing over 1,700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe. CAN Europe is a regional node of Climate Action Network, the world’s largest environmental network with over 1,700 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) active in more than 130 countries, driving collective and sustainable action to fight the climate crisis and to achieve social and racial justice by convening and coordinating civil society at the UN climate talks and other international fora.

CAN Europe members work to achieve this goal through joint actions, information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN Europe 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 Europe’s vision is to protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.