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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10 million activists voices in Copenhagen

Blog entry by Jess | 7 December, 2009 2 comments

Here's another update from John Bowler, our Project Manager for Copenhagen (pictured above - our Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presents the Tcktcktck petition to the Prime Minister of Denmark). Just like the morning, the afternoon...

Success or Failure in Copenhagen

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:35

Once the smoke blows away and the mirrors are removed it becomes obvious that the focus by some world leaders on the process of the climate negotiations is designed to obscure their reluctance to talk about the substance.

Shared Vision

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:28

The Bali Action Plan (BAP), agreed in 2007, launched a two-year negotiating process to agree a climate deal. The Copenhagen Climate Summit is the deadline for that agreement. One of the key elements of the BAP was the 'shared vision.' The...

Keeping Kyoto's Rules and Obligations

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:18

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol was negotiated in 1997 and binds a group of 37 industrialised countries to greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 5...

Leading on emission cuts

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 13:42

This document is a guide to the emissions commitments made by industrialised countries and explains what action is needed to ensure increases in global temperature stay below 2 degrees Celcius.

Appropriate Actions for Developing Countries?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 13:36

These climate policy recommendations for developing countries call for them to leap-frog dirty technology and align economic development policies with their strategies to prevent climate change.

How committed are we?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 13:22

Why the Copenhagen Treaty should keep the current five-year commitment periods.

HFCs in the Copenhagen Deal

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 13:02

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have been increasingly used in the last decade or so as alternative refrigerants to ozone-damaging CFCs, which are now banned under the Montreal Protocol. Unfortunately, although considered ozone-friendly, HFCs are...

Finance outcomes

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 0:00

An equitable climate agreement in Copenhagen must take into account countries’ historical responsibility and capacity to act.

Copenhagen Climate Summit - Greenpeace Demands (short version)

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 0:00

An increase in global temperature of even 1.5°C could lead to irreversible impacts, and 2°C risks triggering catastrophic runaway climate change. Governments need to take action now to ensure emissions peak by 2015 and decline rapidly to zero by...

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