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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Untangling the Gordian knot between the oil industry and the Arctic Council

Blog entry by Ruth Davis | 16 May, 2013 1 comment

The Arctic Council — the body concerned with the future management of the region — met today in Kiruna, Sweden’s most northern city, built around the world’s largest underground iron mine. As is perhaps inevitable when digging an...

Scientists warn of growing crisis in the Arctic; Arctic Council again fails to act

Press release | 15 May, 2013 at 13:01

Despite strong calls for more action to address climate change from its own working groups and scientists, and many of the Ministers attending the meeting, today’s Arctic Council foreign ministers meeting has ended with no plans for binding...

A beacon of hope in the Arctic Council's shadow

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 15 May, 2013

I’m here in a city called Kiruna in the northern part of Sweden, just inside the Arctic Circle. It is a small city with less than 20,000 inhabitants and in the foggy scenery, one thing stands out: The worlds’ largest underground iron...

Bringing the voice of 17,000 people to Kiruna

Blog entry by Markus Power | 14 May, 2013 1 comment

Almost there! My train is slowly approaching Kiruna, a city in the very North of Sweden, right above the Arctic Circle. Looking outside the window, I see the beautiful, snow covered landscape of Lapland, home to the Sami, the...

Not only is another world possible, she’s on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her...

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 May, 2013

Opening remarks at the Peoples' Arctic Conference in Kiruna, Sweden: Greetings my friends, and welcome to the conference, the Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow. My name is Kumi Naidoo and I have the pleasure and honour...

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