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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Redirect military expenditure to ensure a sustainable future

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 18 April, 2013

Article originally published in the Guardian. Last year $1.75tn was spent on the world's military, according to new estimates released this Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Institute (SIPRI). Seems like a lot? Let me...

Photos: Save the Arctic Movement Reaches the North Pole

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 18 April, 2013 5 comments

Team Aurora has returned from the North Pole and is warming up in Svalbard. It's the perfect time to look back on their journey and celebrate what our movement has accomplished: bringing together nearly three million people who want...

Clean energy hasn’t stalled - but shift away from dirty energy must accelerate

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 17 April, 2013 1 comment

In the big picture, renewable energy is doing pretty well. It’s our continued addiction to dirty energy that is the problem, and lack of interest towards energy efficiency. This can be concluded from the many reports published today,...

On top of the world, a ceremony for millions

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 15 April, 2013 4 comments

Something incredible happened yesterday. Our four young explorers on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic...

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global sanctuary

Press release | 15 April, 2013 at 7:06

North Pole, April 15, 2013 — Four young people on a mission with Greenpeace have planted a flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole, at the same spot where a submarine planted a Russian flag claiming the Arctic for Moscow. (1) The young people...

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