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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Please don't squander this moment

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 9 December, 2011

An open letter to the governments of the world meeting in Durban Dear friends, Welcome to our city. We remember a time in Durban – indeed, a period in the history of this nation of South Africa – when we feared that the...

South African children roar for climate courage

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 7 December, 2011 5 comments

Almost 1,500 children gathered on the beach in Durban today to form a human aerial of a lion, to send a message to the leaders of COP17: show some courage for the climate. The inspriration of artist John Quigley, the image was...

The Mystery of McKinsey's Black Box

Blog entry by John Bowler | 7 December, 2011 2 comments

Hello from Durban, home of COP17, and for the past 10 days home of the Greenpeace forest team. Sometimes serendipity just waltzes right up to you. And that is what has just happened. Earlier this year a Greenpeace investigation ...

The Dirty Dozen

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 5 December, 2011 4 comments

After demanding that governments listen to the people and not the polluters at the entrance to Durban Protea Hotel, our Kumi and co-head of the Climate campaign, Tzeporah Berman entered the WBCSD conference to meet and greet with the...

Greenpeace occupies Global Business Day to name and shame the ‘Dirty Dozen’...

Press release | 5 December, 2011 at 10:06

Durban, 5 December 2011 – At the beginning of the second week of the UN climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace activists and supporters along with other NGOs converged on the Global Business Day conference to name and shame The Dirty Dozen1 carbon...

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