Greenpeace is pushing for some big, visionary measures to turn around the global trend towards runaway climate change. The plan needs political will to make it happen and the opportunity is at the Copenhagen summit in December. You can get behind our plan in a whole lot of different ways. Here's how.

Solutions for the climate

  • Make sure emissions peak in 2015 and decrease as rapidly as possible towards zero after that.
  • Developed countries must make cuts of 40 percent on their 1990 carbon emisisons by 2020.
  • Developing countries must slow the growth of emissions by 15-30 percent by 2020, with support from industrialised nations.
  • Protect tropical forests with a special funding mechanism - forests for climate.
  • Replace dirty fossil fuel energy with renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Reject false solutions like nuclear energy.

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Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the

Image | October 11, 2007 at 17:13

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the smoke stacks of the Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. The high voltage Greenpeace style action was to highlight the effects of coal burning on the climate; to highlight that coal is the dirtiest form of...

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the

Image | October 11, 2007 at 17:13

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the smoke stacks of the Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. The high voltage Greenpeace style action was to highlight the effects of coal burning on the climate; to highlight that coal is the dirtiest form of...

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the

Image | October 11, 2007 at 17:13

Greenpeace painted "Smoking Kills" on the smoke stacks of the Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. The high voltage Greenpeace style action was to highlight the effects of coal burning on the climate; to highlight that coal is the dirtiest form of...

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life

Image | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life rings forming the message, "Ban the bulb" on the Hooghly highlighting the urgency to combat climate change to save Kolkata and the Sundarbans from sea level rise. A complete phase out of the incandescent...

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life

Image | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life rings forming the message, "Ban the bulb" on the Hooghly highlighting the urgency to combat climate change to save Kolkata and the Sundarbans from sea level rise. A complete phase out of the incandescent...

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life

Image | October 8, 2007 at 3:30

Kolkata: Greenpeace activists float life rings forming the message, "Ban the bulb" on the Hooghly highlighting the urgency to combat climate change to save Kolkata and the Sundarbans from sea level rise. A complete phase out of the incandescent...

Day three of coal plant protest

Feature story | October 4, 2007 at 3:30

BOXBERG, Germany — Since Monday, activists have taken action against the construction site for the Boxberg new coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany. Their demand is simple; the owner company, Vattenfall, must stop building dirty coal plants...

The second biggest nuclear disaster in history

Feature story | October 3, 2007 at 17:48

Everybody knows that the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history was Chernobyl. But how many have heard of the second biggest? Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of a radiation nightmare.

The second biggest nuclear disaster in history

Feature story | October 3, 2007 at 3:30

Everybody knows that the biggest nuclear catastrophe in history was Chernobyl. But how many have heard of the second biggest? Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of a radiation nightmare.

Despatches from the frontline in the fight against fossil fools.

Feature story | September 17, 2007 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — The UN's latest IPCC report states that energy efficiency in new and existing buildings in India can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 30% by 2030. In other words, a smart use of energy can halve India’s energy consumption.

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