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  • Where are the Climate Heros?

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - December 5, 2011 at 11:03

    The Dirty Dozen in Durban

    Our message to the polluting corporations gathering in Durban today - "Listen to the people, not the polluters.". © Andrew Orpen / Greenpeace

     

    I grew up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Superman: superheroes who’d regularly save the day from the evil guys. I quickly realized that in real-life, there aren’t many superheroes, although there are a good number of people wi... Read more >

  • COP17, Where are we now?

    Blogpost by Ferrial Adams - December 2, 2011 at 19:01

    It’s mid-way through COP17 and the big question on everyone’s minds is “how is it all going?” Usually after a week of talks it’s possible to assess the possible outcomes of the talks. However, there seems to be rather slow progress on the draft text... Read more >

  • Join us for The Future of Congo Forests on Film

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - December 2, 2011 at 15:30

    Join Kumi Naidoo and Greenpeace Africa tonight at 19:30 as we launch The Future Of Congo Forests documentary.

    The documentary chronicles The Future of Forests in Poetry contest organized by Greenpeace Africa in Democratic Republic of Congo in Sep... Read more >

  • The Island States Occupy COP17

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - December 2, 2011 at 14:51

    Ambassador Willaims of the small island state of Grenada address a small rally just outside the confines of the COP17 conference in Durban as Ambassado Jumeau of the Seychelles looks on. © John Robinson / Greenpeace

     

    Today, what has so far been a rather barren Occupy COP17 movement was joined at Speaker’s Corner outside the ICC by some exotic delegates who had a message for the people and for the policymakers.

    Delegates from the Caribbean and Seychelles... Read more >

  • The Face Of Climate Change in Africa

    Blogpost by Olivia Langhof and Rianne Tuele - December 2, 2011 at 9:49

    Raising a Wind Turbine in Durban

    Greenpeace and Tcktcktck volunteers raise a wind turbine on the beach at dawn in Durban, South Africa. To send a message of hope for the latest round of UN climate change talks opening here on Monday. Campaigners say Durban must be a new dawn for the international negotiations to agree a fair, ambitious and legally binding treaty to avert climate chaos. They are demanding that politicians stop listening to the polluting corporations and listen to the people who want an end to our dependence on fossil fuels. Africa is on the front line of dangerous climate change, with millions already suffering the impacts through increased drought and extreme weather events, threatening lives and food security. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

     

    As COP17 delegates sit in air-conned conference rooms and discuss climate change over coffee in the Baobab cafe, millions of people across Africa have never heard about the COP, KP, REDD or ’15. They are living with what delegates only talk ... Read more >

  • The third of December will mark the crucial mid-point of the COP17 climate negotiations. It will also be the day that people across the world come out onto the streets of Durban to demand action from world leaders inside the ICC. It's a march organi... Read more >

  • Climate Change Has No Borders

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - December 1, 2011 at 11:24

    Following the successful launch of Greenpeace's climate impacts documentary, in Durban last night, a member of the documentary ground team writes about her experience travelling to Mali for The Weather Gods:

    An arid landscape shot from The Weather Gods documentary.

     

    Gwelekoro may sound strange and ... Read more >

  • Tutu Calls on Canada to be a Climate Leader

    Blogpost by Tzeporah Berman and Monica Davies - December 1, 2011 at 11:13 1 comment

    The advert that appeared in numerous Canadian newspapers this week, condemning Canada's weak position against climate change and its proximity to big oil companies.

     

    During the COP17 climate talks earlier in the week, it was leaked that the Canadian government would be pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol this year. 

    Santa won’t be delighted to hear that news (the North Pole may soon be ice-free in the sum... Read more >

  • Coal: The Dirty Truth, a view from COP17

    Blogpost by Caroline Chisholm - November 30, 2011 at 8:00

    No Future in Coal

    Burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the frontline. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter, and the 12th largest in the world, South Africa is a major player on the global polluter’s stage. More than 90 percent of ... Read more >

  • Zuma's Opening Speech Misses the Mark

    Blogpost by mbaillie - November 28, 2011 at 15:10 3 comments

    President Zuma’s opening speech for COP17 this morning left a lot to be desired. 

    The opening address was a real opportunity for Zuma to step up and show his mettle to the world. It was a chance for him to really push the urgent need for decisive cli... Read more >

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