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  • 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 >

  • Occupying COP17

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - November 28, 2011 at 14:46

    Occupy COP, the Conference of the People, Durban.

    As the official COP17 climate negotiations got underway in Durban this morning , a radically different meeting was taking shape on a grassy mound just outside the main conference venue, sandwiched between three busy roads.

    The meeting was the ver... Read more >

  • Young activists speak out against climate change at COP17

    Blogpost by Vivek Rampersad - November 25, 2011 at 9:12

    Meet the first of the young Greenpeace enthusiasts from around the world, the Green Reporters, who have come to COP17 to offer themselves as a two-way microphone for the common global youth voice who demand “It’s Our Future, Use Renewables Now!”

    In S... Read more >

  • An arid landscape shot from The Weather Gods documentary.


    Greenpeace Africa will be putting our climate and all the problems it’s facing on the big screen during COP17, with our Environmental Film Festival that will be running throughout the conference.

    The Festival (powered entirely by solar and ... Read more >

  • IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

    Blogpost by Brian Blomme, Greenpeace International - November 22, 2011 at 13:18 1 comment

    Flood Documentation in Bangkok

    A buddhist monk paddles a small boat through the flooded temple compound. Flood waters are now threatening the country, experiencing it's worst flooding in 50 years. Greenpeace warned that intensifying climate impacts coupled with unsustainable development could bear heavy economic costs, damage agriculture and pollute water sources in Southeast Asia. © Athit Perawongmetha / Greenpeace


    For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase.

    The inescapa... Read more >

  • Map of where to find our Solar Tent.

    With COP17 being held on African soil for the first time this year, Greenpeace Africa will be filling the Durban beach front with an extensive range of green activities, open for public entertainment and educati... Read more >

  • The Future Of The Forests in Poetry competition closes with great success

    Blogpost by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule - November 18, 2011 at 12:34

    Children of the village of Bamande work hard in the forest carrying heavy planks of wood.
    © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    The The Future of Forests in Poetry contest organized by Greenpeace Africa in Democratic Republic of Congo, was a gre... Read more >

  • The Wind-Chime Project: Let The Wind Power Your Voice

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies - November 17, 2011 at 12:50 6 comments

    Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether, and what better way to hear the wind’s power, than by constructing a massive, ... Read more >

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