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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Another break for rainforests as palm oil company reveals plan to halt destruction

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 February, 2011 6 comments

A baby orang-utan plays at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). Orang-utan habitat is being destroyed through the clearing of Indonesian rainforest by the palm oil and pulp and paper industries. Image: Natalie Behring-Chishol...

The Amazon’s ability to withstand climate change weakened by severe drought

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace Science Unit | 3 February, 2011 6 comments

This year an important Amazon river tributary, the Rio Negro, fell to its lowest ever recorded level. Droughts are likely to occur more frequently and become more intense in the future due to climate change. Image: Rodrigo Baléia /...

2011: The year of forests for people – and people for forests

Blog entry by John Bowler | 2 February, 2011 4 comments

Greenpeace activists work with the Deni people of the Amazon. Image: Greenpeace / Daniel Beltrá The United Nations has labelled 2011 the International Year of Forests. The slogan is “Celebrating Forests for People”. It's a nice...

IT Has Big Potential... and Big Emissions

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 13 January, 2011

How green is Facebook and Microsoft's push into cloud computing? That's the question posed this week by MediaShift editor and climate blogger Corbin Hiar in an online article that unpacks Greenpeace's ongoing debate with Facebook and...

Deep Green: Entropy and Ecology

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 21 December, 2010 11 comments

“If you don’t have some appreciation of the economy as being embedded in the natural systems of the planet, you’re not going to get very far understanding why we’ve got the problems we have with the environment, and how we’re going to...

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