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.

The latest updates

 

The true cost of coal

Publication | January 10, 2012 at 13:16

Tonnes of coal is burnt to give us electricity. The extraction of this coal leaves behind a long trail of destruction. Soon, we will run out of this resource as well.

2011: A story in images

Image gallery | December 21, 2011

2011: A story in images

Image gallery | December 21, 2011

2011: A story in images

Image gallery | December 21, 2011

The Dirty Dozen

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | December 6, 2011

After demanding that governments listen to the people and not the polluters at the entrance to Durban Protea Hotel, our Kumi and co-head of the Climate campaign, Tzeporah Berman entered the WBCSD conference to meet and greet with...

COP17 - Week one round up

Blog entry by Jess Miller | December 6, 2011

For a week now government negotiators working on the plan for ‘Long Term Co-operative Action’ on climate change have been scattered across a conference  center in Durban, South Africa negotiating over the wide range of issues not...

Politicians need to listen to the people, not the polluters

Blog entry by Tzeporah Berman | December 5, 2011

Corporations who bear the most responsibility for contributing to climate change emissions - and then profiting from those activities - are campaigning to increase their access to international negotiations like the upcoming COP17...

Taking charge: case studies of decentralised renewable energy projects in India

Publication | December 1, 2011 at 16:49

Taking Charge is a selection of case studies of small-scale, decentralised renewable energy systems in India in 2010. Each has two parts: the main story, which captures some of the remarkable human and social elements that have shaped these...

Tigers reach coal ministry's office

Image gallery | December 1, 2011

Tigers reach coal ministry's office

Image gallery | December 1, 2011

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