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

 

This Republic Day I pledge for a Clean Air Nation

Blog entry by Sana Ahmad | January 26, 2016

It is India’s 67 th Republic day and I am about to travel to Bangalore. Airports always seem like an interesting place to contemplate and reflect over one’s purpose of existence , finding parallels between one’s actions and beliefs...

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 13, 2015

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Climate Action and...

Makkale, let’s be Climate Heroes, not Victims.

Blog entry by Aswini Sivaraman | December 12, 2015

Plenty of good things have been said recently about my city – I have been earlier told (and admitted myself) that Chennaiites are standoffish or conservative; now things are different. An unprompted people’s movement has received a...

Nothing momentous in the Modi-Obama statement on climate change

Feature story | January 25, 2015 at 1:43

Greenpeace India expressed disappointment at the joint announcement by Prime Minister Modi and President Obama as it didn’t go beyond rhetoric and the usual platitudes.

Indian Pandora's box on climate change waiting to be opened

Blog entry by Avik Roy | December 6, 2014

There are whispers in the corridor in Lima that India may announce some unprecedented decision that will change the course of the ongoing climate negotiations in the lead up to Paris agreement. Nevertheless, India is a strategic player...

LIMA COP 20: Hope and an opportunity for India

Blog entry by Abhishek Pratap | November 30, 2014

It’s that time of the year again when climate and its politics get prominence! Starting today and for the next two weeks, official negotiators, bureaucrats, technocrats, think-tanks, activists, civil society, corporate honchos, trade...

Fishermen left marooned - Hudhud Aftermath

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | November 10, 2014

As we drove along the east coast off the Visakhapatanam main roads to reach the fishermen’s villages in Bheemilipatanam, the second town to have municipality in the country after Chennai, Srilakshmi, a community worker from the...

Climate change washes off Hudhud in India

Blog entry by Aishwarya Madineni | November 5, 2014

On the 12 th of October 2014, the city of Visakhapatanam along with its neighbouring coastal villages in the district witnessed a climate catastrophe of an unimaginable scale . Cyclone Hudhud with wind speeds close to 220kmph...

Why is the IPCC report vital for India?

Blog entry by Greenpeace editorial staff | November 2, 2014

Q & A with Navroz Dubash by Kaisa Kosonen, Campaigner, Climate & Energy, Greenpeace Nordic What’s in the new climate report for India? How bad is climate change by now? How bad could it get in the future? What can we do about...

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