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  Please note that most of these are archived web page, and so may be out of date.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

The latest updates

 

Government hypocrisy risks pushing climate past point of no return

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 22 January, 2013 5 comments

Devastating storms and lives lost, houses destroyed, sweltering heat waves, menacing bushfires, plunging winter temperatures, droughts, floods and even snowstorms in the desert: this is the reality of our weather – it's not a forecast...

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 14:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

President Obama, consider this your 'Need-to-Do' list

Blog entry by Swati Jangle | 22 January, 2013 8 comments

US President Barack Obama finally broke his 'climate silence' with strong remarks about the climate change threat during his inauguration speech on Monday. That’s good. And it's about time. For years we have watched the warnings...

A future of extremes?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 16 January, 2013 16 comments

The world's journalists have been jostling and vying with each other to describe and witness the stunning, but also deadly, extreme weather that has gripped the planet in recent months. The focus has often been the tumbling of...

2013: Boom or bust year for the energy revolution?

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 13 January, 2013 23 comments

For many energy experts around the world, the New Year starts this coming week in Abu Dhabi at the World Future Energy Summit. This year, the summit is coupled with two political conferences dedicated to renewable energy: the...

Saving the summer of 2030

Blog entry by Georgina Woods | 9 January, 2013 2 comments

Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution. “A few minutes later, an image arrived...

Global Heating Revisited

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 January, 2013 12 comments

We have zero years to solve our addiction to hydrocarbon energy. How many times have we heard: We have a decade, or we have three years, or we have until 2020? In the 1980s, ecologists used to say, “We have to solve this by 2000”,...

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...

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...

On the future of America’s children or whether Obama will have a different approach...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 November, 2012 4 comments

I felt relieved when I heard Obama’s victory speech this morning, and I particularly resonated with him when he spoke about the future of America’s children. “We want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt,...

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