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 oftenfirst hand accounts from our delegations.  Please note that most of these are archived web page, and so may be out of date.

Sorry, documents from earlier conferences are not in our online archive.  Perhaps try the WaybackMachine.

More information: UNFCCC meetings page

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Clean Development Mechanism: no place for Carbon Capture and Storage

Publication | 11 December, 2008 at 14:29

The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was created to aid clean development by allowing wealthy nations to invest in the developing world as a way to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and claim credits against their own emission...

The Climate Crisis – Racing over the edge

Publication | 8 December, 2008 at 0:00

A multitude of new scientific findings and empirical evidence show the rate of climate change is surpassing the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) worst case forecasts as made in their Fourth Assessment Report, released just last year.

Confronting coal in Europe

Feature story | 2 December, 2008 at 0:00

As politicians gather to discuss the future of our climate, we took dramatic action on land and at sea to kick start an energy revolution. In Poland, activists carrying a banner reading “Quit Coal, Save the Climate” have scaled the 150 metre-high...

Forests for Climate : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 0:00

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world's remaining tropical forests by reducing...

UN climate negotiations begin in Poznan

Feature story | 1 December, 2008 at 0:00

It has been a year since governments in Bali pledged to nail down an agreement to save the climate by December 2009. That means they have one year left to agree on how to stop the climate crisis. This year’s UN meeting on Climate Change has just...

Tackling the climate crisis will help resolve the financial crisis

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 16:00

If we can bail out the banks why can’t we bail out the planet? Greenpeace supports a planetary rescue package as described in the ‘Green New Deal’ proposal of the New Economics Foundation and called for by UNEP2 as both feasible and necessary.

Forests for Climate - Save the climate by saving forests

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 15:44

The ecological, political, and financial stars are aligned for governments to take meaningful action on behalf of the climate, forests, and impoverished communities around the world. Standing forests are a tremendous carbon storehouse that must...

A shared vision for the future

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 0:00

One of the key issues that will be discussed by Ministers at the climate talks in Poznan is a ‘shared vision’ as agreed under the Bali Action Plan: ‘A shared vision for long-term cooperative action, including a long-term global goal for emission...

POZNAN 2008: Time to Get Serious about Climate Change

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 0:00

In Copenhagen, governments must set the world on a course to avoid the potentially catastrophic risks posed by climate change. The Copenhagen agreement must have the highest probability of keeping global mean temperature increase as far below 2ºC...

Energy Revolution 2008 - Launch Brief

Publication | 27 October, 2008 at 0:00

In these times of economic crisis, the need to support Greenpeace’s ‘Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook’ takes on an increased impetus, as it shows how tackling climate change by investing in renewable energy systems and...

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