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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The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 9 May, 2011 15 comments

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Dalian oil spill photographer receives award at World Press Photo

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 8 May, 2011

Lu Guang, the Chinese photographer that captured the chilling images of the Dalian oil spill was in Amsterdam to  accept 3rd place for Spot News at the prestigious World Press Photo awards. Lu Guang is recognized for his photos...

Are Tech Companies Greenwashers?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 3 May, 2011

A journalist recently pointed out that if the tech sector were to adopt a color it would be green. He's right: the tech sector has made sustainability one of its main talking points. And you would think that the desire to geek out on...

The Dirty Data Triangle of North Carolina

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 28 April, 2011 2 comments

Our new report, How Dirty Is Your Data? , hones in on one U.S. state that is quickly becoming a dirty data epicenter. Facebook, Google, and Apple have all chosen North Carolina as the location for new data center infrastructure...

Does Greenpeace Hate the Internet?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 27 April, 2011 2 comments

No, obviously we do not. But that was an assumption made last week by some bloggers who covered our report, How Dirty Is Your Data? , which called out a number of top cloud computing companies that have fast-growing electricity needs...

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