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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Flag for the future Arctic competition winner chosen by Vivienne Westwood

Press release | 15 March, 2013 at 9:00

London, 15 March 2013 — Dame Vivienne Westwood, the world renowned fashion designer, has selected the winning flag design that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month, closing the global competition run by the World Association...

Meet the judges and see the winning design

Feature story | 15 March, 2013 at 8:00

We're excited to announce the winner of our youth flag design competition, run in collaboration with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The winning flag design will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole next month!

If Kumi will...will you?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 March, 2013

This year’s Earth Hour on March 23 is no ordinary Earth Hour. Climate change is being felt around the world - ravaging communities, destroying lives and livelihoods. We are running out of time, but we can still fix this. Energy...

Necessary Extinction

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 March, 2013

As published in IPS on March 11, 2013. When the environment changes, smart creatures adapt. And, in the face of a changing climate and changing economics smart people are backing green energy. In 2011 almost a third of new...

There’s a lot going on under the sun

Blog entry by Pat C | 12 March, 2013 1 comment

While ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has said the oil sector risks future credit downgrades , the news from the renewables energy market points to a much more promising future for solar and wind . When agencies like S&P reflect...

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