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Pledging to destroy the climate

Feature story | 1 February, 2010 at 0:00

The first milestone of the Copenhagen Accord came and went, and with it no sign of the kind of targets for cutting global warming pollution needed to steer the world off the path towards catastrophic climate change.

Copenhagen Accord recycles old climate commitments

Press release | 31 January, 2010 at 13:18

With the passing of the Copenhagen Accord's 31 January deadline for its supporters to submit their pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the absence of strengthened commitments has failed to meet the Accord's stated objective of taking action...

'BASIC' Meeting expected to outline Climate Strategy

Press release | 20 January, 2010 at 11:31

Environment Ministers from the 'BASIC' group of the world's main emerging economies - Brazil, China, India and South Africa - meet in New Delhi, India, on Sunday 24 January to discuss their joint strategy for the UN climate negotiations. Their...

The Third Degree

Publication | 31 January, 2010 at 0:00

This briefing paper examines the implications of governments' commitments to tackling climate change in terms of overall emission reductions, expected rises in average global temperature (compared to pre-industrial times) and consequent impacts...

News from Copenhagen: The Red Carpet activists have been charged

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 8 March, 2011 4 comments

I’m typing these words from the Greenpeace office in Copenhagen, about a ten-minute walk from the Danish Parliament, where nearly 15 months ago, three Greenpeace activists were arrested for politely and peacefully calling on some 120...

March 11: Greenpeace France block nuclear cargo

Blog entry by mwilson | 11 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists last night blocked a cargo of dupleted uranium going from France to Russia. © Pierre Gleizes Fifteen Greenpeace activists last night blocked a train carrying depleted uranium from leaving Val-de-Mar in France,...

March 10: Opposition in EU to GE-potato; China, India ratify Copenhagen Accord

Blog entry by mwilson | 10 March, 2010 3 comments

Greenpeace has called for a renewed moratorium ("GE-Free!") in Switzerland on GE crops. © Greenpeace. Following the "quiet" introduction of genetically-engineered potato in the EU Commission (BASF's Amflora), more opposition has...

US fossil fuel lobbying out-spent climate defenders almost six times, 2009 reports show

Blog entry by mwilson | 5 February, 2010 1 comment

Source: Data taken from The Center for Responsive Politics , cited New York Times 02.02.10 Last week the New York Times reported on the latest lobbying figures for oil and gas industries in Washington D.C., published by the ...

February 3: More outcry over Brazil's controversial Belo Monte mega-dam; Fossil Fuel...

Blog entry by mwilson | 3 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series. View of the Jericoá Rapids at the Big Bend of the Xingu River. Photo: Monti Aguirre . Brazilian mega-dam causes outcry The $11-17 billion project in the heart of the Amazon, on the Xingu River...

February 4: Tuna Ban in 18 Months, EU pledges; Success in India as 10 states block...

Blog entry by mwilson | 4 February, 2010

This is a trial series. Yellowfin tuna at the Honolulu fish market , Photo: Greenpeace / Alex Hofford France voted yesterday to suspend international trade in bluefin tuna after an 18 month-period in which new scientific...

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