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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Death from the stack

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 5 April, 2013

The coal industry has a dirty secret: it is killing people. This week Greenpeace Germany released a report, " Death from the stack ", revealing that the country's coal-fired power plants caused an estimated 3,100 deaths in 2010 -...

Help knock out car CO2 for good

Blog entry by Hugh Mouser | 5 April, 2013 1 comment

European leaders are discussing whether we should make our cars more efficient. Right now the cars we drive in the EU are stuck in the past. Their thirst for oil is fuelling a dangerous rush to drill in fragile places, such as the...

Warming up for the North Pole, keeping a promise we made

Blog entry by Iris Andrews | 3 April, 2013 1 comment

Last June, as we launched our campaign to  save the Arctic , we made a promise. We promised that if a million joined our movement, we would take their names to the North Pole and plant them on the seabed 4km beneath the ice as...

Good news for the Arctic from Scotland and Greenland

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 28 March, 2013 1 comment

The Scottish Court of Session has denied Cairn Energy (the wildcat oil firm that spent over US $1 billion failing to find oil off the coast of Greenland) a permanent injunction against Greenpeace International following a peaceful...

Greenpeace wins Scottish court case against Cairn, injunction rejected

Press release | 27 March, 2013 at 12:19

Amsterdam, March 27, 2013 — Greenpeace International has won an important court ruling today when a Scottish court denied a request from oil company Cairn seeking to stifle protest against its Arctic drilling plans.

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