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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Changing tides - the clean energy alternative becomes the only alternative

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 24 April, 2013 2 comments

© Sonja Stark / flickr / CC-BY-SA-2.0 For the first time, we have released an edition of the Energy [R]evolution scenario for Israel that shows how it can move from a marginal player in renewable energy to a more important one. We...

Telling the Arctic Truth

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 24 April, 2013 1 comment

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” — Oscar Wilde With so much at stake in the Arctic, and so much mind-boggling corporate ineptitude at play in places like...

Australian coal exports are not needed: Greenpeace steps in to halt coal

Blog entry by Georgina Woods | 24 April, 2013 1 comment

Greenpeace has campaigned against the expansion of coal exports from Queensland, through the Great Barrier Reef, using every legitimate means we can to stop them going ahead. We’ve made detailed submissions, we’ve triggered...

To The Arctic Council With Love

Blog entry by Markus Power, Volunteer Coordinator | 23 April, 2013 1 comment

Last Saturday, on April 20, more than 10,000 people came together all across the globe to take a stand for the Arctic. Organisers hosted human banners in the shape of a heart, spelling out 'I Love Arctic', in more than 280 cities in 38...

Hazardous air: What goes into your lungs on a bad day in Beijing

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 23 April, 2013 1 comment

You have seen air pollution before, but not in this way. Beijing’s hazardous air is changing the energy outlook of the country, and sending a warning to other countries on the human cost of heavy reliance on coal. Beijing’s...

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