International Negotiations

This page is intended primarily for policy makers, journalists and others who attend or report on international meetings about climate change. Hopefully though, it is also useful to anyone who wants better understanding of what goes on at these meetings, and what is at stake from their results.

For each meeting you will find Greenpeace position statements and other relevant documents, and often first hand accounts from our delegations.

More information: UNFCCC meetings page

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Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | 30 November, 2016 1 comment

On a warming planet, forests hold the key to stopping climate change. Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and...

Marrakech: Renewed determination by all, leaps of leadership by some

Press release | 18 November, 2016 at 17:37

Marrakech, 18 November 2016 - Commenting on the outcome of the UNFCCC negotiations, Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, said:

We will win – despite Trump

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 16 November, 2016 5 comments

I am hopeful and determined today. The first ever truly global agreement to fight climate change, the Paris Agreement, is having its first ever formal meeting. I have been working towards this moment for decades. This is no normal...

Climate talks refuse to be blown off course by US election surprise

Press release | 12 November, 2016 at 18:45

Marrakech, 12 November 2016 - The first week of the UN climate summit in Marrakech was overshadowed by the result of the US presidential election. But it has not been derailed. New leadership and renewed commitment has emerged, which is taking...

4 ways you can use the law to call out the fossil fuel industry – join the wave of...

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 7 November, 2016

The Paris agreement has catapulted us all into a new reality. Governments have signed it, now they must act on it. And meanwhile, a global movement of people against fossil fuels is moving ahead - and you can be a part of it. We are...

At the Marrakech climate talks, record speed must be the new normal

Press release | 6 November, 2016 at 18:44

Marrakech, 6 November 2016 - As governments start turning Paris Agreement promises into action at UN climate talks in Morocco this week, Greenpeace urges them to stop any new fossil fuel developments and make the record speed of the accord’s...

I was at eye level at the UN and the world moved

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | 5 November, 2016

It’s early in the morning on Friday 4 November and I am standing outside the United Nations in New York. A year ago, I was a relative newcomer to Greenpeace, preparing to attend the COP in Paris. The Greenpeace team was mobilising to...

The inevitable transformation - why swift action is needed to stay below 1.5

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 4 November, 2016

Last year, 197 countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Today (November 4th) it comes into force, in one of the fastest ratifications of any international agreement. In 2015 at COP21 in Paris,...

Facing the inconvenient truth of the Paris agreement in Morocco

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 3 November, 2016

As negotiators prepare for the upcoming climate summit next week, some of the world’s leading scientists are reminding them – and us – of what we already knew: that we will not prevent climate chaos if we simply rely on the pledges...

Why are environmental negotiations being led by polluting industries?

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 21 October, 2016

Last week, in Kigali, Rwanda, governments across the world agreed on a landmark deal to phase down HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). HFCs are greenhouse gases that are up to a thousand times more powerful than CO2. They are used as...

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