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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COP16 Report: Microsoft on Why They Want a Deal

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 8 December, 2010

This is the first posting of an interview series with representatives of global IT brands, who are in Cancun this week at COP16, the international climate conference. I’m talking with them to find out what’s on the agenda while they’re...

Sinking icons highlight how climate changes threatens us all

Press release | 8 December, 2010 at 17:26

Cancun - 8 December 2010 - In a symbolic activity, to illustrate that climate change threatens us all, Greenpeace today immersed models of iconic global structures (1) in the sea off Cancun – adding a twist to the resort city's coastal horizon.

The Climate Tribes

Blog entry by John Bowler | 8 December, 2010

Lots of people -- the Climate Tribes -- hot and sweaty -- hot air -- frayed tempers -- exhaustion -- excitement -- hope for a positive outcome. Yes, it's that time of year again. The annual climate negotiations are upon us and...

Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu Top Cool IT Leaderboard

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 7 December, 2010 2 comments

Today at the climate negotiations in Cancun we released the fourth version of the COOL IT Leaderboard , which awards top marks to Cisco , Ericsson and Fujitsu . Cisco holds onto the highest rank for its commitment to building...

Real people can't live underwater

Blog entry by Brady Bradshaw | 6 December, 2010

Today, Greenpeace and 350.org teamed up for the photo op of a lifetime. In crystal clear water, in the middle of the ocean, we could see Jason Taylor’s sculptures sitting at the sea floor as we pulled up to the area of The Silent...

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