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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Durban climate talks: US must stand aside

Press release | 3 December, 2011 at 10:55

“This is not a dress rehearsal, a week of belligerence, bickering and backstabbing needs to now give way to real deals about the future of our planet. Those who are not interested in saving lives, economies and environments, like the US, must now...

Stormtroopers expose car lobby get-together

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 2 December, 2011 1 comment

Today the Dark Side has come to Brussels, where the world’s biggest car companies are gathering for a shadowy meeting where they will decide whether to block a key European climate law to clean up our engines. We've found out...

Greg Palast on the "cussedness" of Greenpeace

Blog entry by Greg Palast | 2 December, 2011 1 comment

In 2010, in the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, we gave iconaclastic  investigative journalist Greg Palast a ride in one of our inflatable boats, so that he could bear witness to parts of the Gulf of Mexico shoreline...

Tackling hunger and climate change: from farm to fork

Blog entry by Julian Oram | 2 December, 2011 1 comment

On the third annual Agriculture and Rural Development Day taking place in Durban, South Africa on December 3rd, governments will be grappling with an apparently unsolvable conundrum; how to feed a world that recently crossed the seven...

Sweat, EU vs. US on Science, and a Movie - Durban

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 December, 2011

Of the many things I'd forgotten about my home town of Durban, the one I'm reminded of most often is the humidity. When we were kids here we'd go to discos and be dripping with sweat after a few minutes of dancing. It's the same...

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