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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At the World Economic Forum: Calling for a real transformation - now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 26 January, 2012 5 comments

If I bump into Professor Klaus Schwab, who started and still runs the World Economic Forum here in Davos, I will challenge him on the purpose of the event. Schwab has described the WEF as “a platform for collaborative thinking and...

Historic Human Overshoot

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 25 January, 2012 11 comments

In nature, any successful species can overshoot a habitat, consuming resources faster than Earth’s ecosystems can replenish them. On Earth today, indicators such as species extinctions, soil loss, and global warming – tell us that...

Obama stands up to Big Oil and polluter politicians

Blog entry by Phil Radford, Daryl Hannah | 19 January, 2012 6 comments

Yesterday, President Obama stood up to Big Oil and its puppets in the US Congress, denying a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is encouraging news for the communities whose air and water would have been directly...

Greed for coal is threatening the forests of India

Blog entry by Szabina | 11 January, 2012 9 comments

Our addiction to burning coal for energy is leading us into crisis. Since 2007, more than 26,000 hectares of forest land in India has been diverted to coal mining, making coal one of the biggest threats to forests in the country.

Canada: Climate Criminal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 January, 2012 28 comments

At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.

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