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  Please note that most of these are archived web page, and so may be out of date.

More information: UNFCCC meetings page

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Now there is a new way to force action on climate change - the courts

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 25 June, 2015 3 comments

Today, something incredible happened in the Netherlands. In a landmark court case, in which NGO Urgenda along with 900 concerned Dutch citizens sued the government for failing to act on climate change, the Dutch court ruled in their...

OSPAR: the Arctic can't wait

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 June, 2015

Government representatives from 15 countries, including the European Union, are meeting this week in Ostend, Belgium. These countries make up the OSPAR Commission which regulates the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. A big part of the...

The encyclical: spirituality and ethics join the climate debate

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 18 June, 2015

When talking about climate change, ethical arguments have tended to be overshadowed by scientific, economic and political reasoning.  Of course, there are many good reasons to go after a strong and unequivocal climate agreement in...

Greenpeace: Two degree target only attainable with drastic CO2 reductions

Press release | 7 June, 2015 at 14:33

Elmau, 7 June, 2015 - To stay below the two degree climate target, the G7 countries will have to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions quickly and significantly. This will only be possible if climate-harming coal-based power generation is reduced...

G7 countries expand renewable energy too slowly

Press release | 5 June, 2015 at 14:42

Hamburg, 5 June, 2015 - The seven largest western industrial countries (G7) have not expanded renewable energy fast enough to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. The share of renewables (excluding hydropower) in the G7 countries'...

Norway’s "no to coal" is a challenge to decision makers worldwide

Blog entry by Johan Hammerstrøm | 5 June, 2015

Today’s vote in the Norwegian Parliament marks a truly historic event: It is the first time in history that all our politicians — left-leaning and right-leaning — have come together to take a stand against coal. The parliament...

How do you #getupand change the world? Like this:

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 1 June, 2015

What does it take to make the global shift away from dirty energy sources, like coal, oil, gas and nuclear? How do we ensure the protection of our precious ecosystems, like our forests and our oceans? We know that clean, renewable...

Global Day of Action 2015

Video | 1 June, 2015 at 17:40

Ahead of the G7 summit in Germany and the COP in Paris, thousands of people in over 100 cities across 30 countries are taking a stand against fossil fuels, and for a just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. #GetUpAnd

Thousands of people in over 30 countries across the globe take action against fossil...

Press release | 31 May, 2015 at 9:22

Berlin, 31 May, 2015 - Ahead of the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany, thousands of people in over 30 countries and over 100 cities peacefully protested over the weekend tokick off a first Global Day of Action [1]. They demanded that the world’s...

A simple gesture to help protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Virginia Rabal | 2 May, 2015 1 comment

OK so this week we've been talking about the OSPAR Convention , and the delegates who have the power to secure a Marine Protected Area in 10% of the future Arctic Sanctuary. All this is very interesting, but what can I do to let OSPAR...

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