UN Climate Conference, 28 November - 9 December 2011 — Durban, South Africa

COP17 Durban logoGreenpeace is calling on governments in Durban to listen to the people and not the polluting corporations, and:

    • Ensure a peak in global emissions by 2015
    • Emission reductions: Close the gap between politics and science
    • Ensure that the Kyoto Protocol continues and provide a mandate for a comprehensive legally binding instrument
    • Deliver the necessary climate finance
    • Set up a framework for protecting forests in developing countries
    • Address the needs of the most vulnerable countries and communities
    • Ensure global cooperation on technology and energy finance
    • Ensure international transparency in assessing and monitoring country commitments and actions
    • Ensure transparency, democracy and full participation in the UNFCCC process

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Coal: The Dirty Truth, a view from COP17

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 30 November, 2011 2 comments

Burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the frontline. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter, and the 12th largest in the world, South Africa is a major player on the global polluter’s stage. More...

Can we have the old Canada back?

Blog entry by Tzeporah Berman | 29 November, 2011 1 comment

Oh Canada, do you remember when scientists identified a grave environmental threat caused by the release of gases from everyday objects used by billions of people around the world? And do you remember how we were forced to come...

Durban COP Position Paper

Publication | 29 November, 2011 at 16:41

A green energy revolution is happening. A critical and rapidly growing mass of people, companies, cities and private initiatives are taking on the climate challenge, investing and modernizing their lives and leading their businesses and the...

REDD: Reference Levels

Publication | 29 November, 2011 at 16:29

Decisions made on reference levels will in large part determine whether REDD will strengthen or weaken the global effort to avert catastrophic climate change. National reference levels that incentivise real permanent emission reductions from...

REDD: Safeguards

Publication | 29 November, 2011 at 16:02

The Cancun agreement lists seven safeguards in accordance with which REDD+ activities are to be undertaken, and which are to be promoted and supported:

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