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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We aren’t celebrating the fact that we are drowning!

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 25 February, 2010

Shirley Atatagi, one of our political advisors, is currently in Tuvalu for the King Tides Festival , and sent us this blog. As we were landing in Tuvalu today, I couldn’t help thinking about the tsunami that struck my country of...

February 19: Australia plans legal action on Japan's whaling; UNFCC chief De Boer...

Blog entry by mwilson | 19 February, 2010

This is a trial series. Members of Greenpeace in Finland show support for the "Tokyo Two" . Photo: © Matti Snellman / Greenpeace As the trial continues for the "Tokyo Two" (Greenpeace activists who exposed corruption behind the...

[Bill]ionaire Businessman Gates Says "Zero Emissions by 2050"

Blog entry by mwilson | 18 February, 2010 3 comments

Bill Gates calls for zero carbon emissions by 2050 . Photo: Nancy Duarte . Bill Gates, when asked to give "the talk of his life - in 18 minutes" at the TED Talks conference last week, set a startling precedent for business leaders,...

February 15: "Tokyo Two" have pleaded not guilty; Tar Sands Olympics

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 15 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series "Tokyo Two" Greenpeace activists, the "Tokyo Two" have been on trial in Tokyo today, where they have pleaded not guilty. If convicted they could face up to 10 years in prison. We believe the...

February 10: India delays BT-Brinjal plans, saying it doesn't want a repeat of the Bt...

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 10 February, 2010 2 comments

This is part of a trial series Introduction of Genetically Engineered (GE) vegetables on hold in India Reuters reports that the decision to delay introduction of GE vegetables in India until further tests have taken place,...

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