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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After the final no there comes a yes...

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | 8 May, 2014 3 comments

... and on that yes the future world depends.[1] I'm just back from spending a whirlwind 48 hours in Abu Dhabi where more than a thousand people, including 70 Ministers and numerous business leaders gathered to prepare for the UN...

G7: Real energy security means renewables and energy efficiency

Press release | 6 May, 2014 at 11:00

Rome, 6 May 2014 - As G7 energy ministers meet in Rome to discuss energy security, Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner at Terazza del Pincio overlooking Piazza del Popolo reading "G7: go renewable, go clean & independent". The meeting is...

Tired of climate doom and gloom? Read this.

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 7 April, 2014 2 comments

I bet you read the "news" last week. Climate change impacts are now everywhere and it's going to get much worse if we continue polluting our way into the future. It's frustrating. It's infuriating. And it makes you want to switch...

One year after Rio+20: The movement for a better world is growing

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 21 June, 2013 4 comments

One year after the biggest ever UN Summit closed at Rio de Janeiro , Brazil is in the news again. An impressive and large movement is growing as people stand up for their right to fairly-priced public transport and for a better...

New IEA report: bridging the gap between climate reality and political fantasy?

Blog entry by Greg Muttitt | 11 June, 2013

When I attended the international climate negotiations in Doha late last year, my abiding impression was of disconnection from reality. In the sterile corridors of the Qatar National Convention Centre, there were posters advertising...

COP18 Outcome

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 17 December, 2012

Has Doha delivered? Here's the Al Jazeera Inside Story Special with Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International; Wael Hmaidan, Climate Action Network International; and environment specialist Mohammed Jassim Almaslamani. For a post COP 18...

The Travails of Doha

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | 5 December, 2012

Followers of the UN climate talks are always curious about the city they will find themselves in come December, when the annual Conference of the Parties or COP takes place. And for many, Doha - capital of gas and oil rich Qatar - was...

Greenpeace warns governments to drop loopholes in climate deal

Press release | 3 December, 2012 at 7:49

Doha, December 3, 2012 – As ministers arrive at climate talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Greenpeace urged European countries not to take the side of Poland and Russia in a battle over whether to maintain the Kyoto Protocol’s biggest loophole and...

Countries need to fight for the climate, not for commas

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 2 December, 2012 1 comment

We are here at the 18th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change . Or in short, COP18 to the UNFCCC if you follow those things on Twitter. This is my first COP. I am 26 and it is hard to...

Climate change is now reality; Doha talks must spark clean energy revolution

Press release | 26 November, 2012 at 7:03

Doha, November 26, 2012 - As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.

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