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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2011 Green Game Changers

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 30 September, 2011 1 comment

The Huffington Post has been kind enough to include me in their list of game changers for 2011. It really is an honour to see myself in the company of such amazing and inspiring people – all of whom are doing fantastic work. ...

Moving the Planet actions from Canada to Nepal

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 26 September, 2011 4 comments

More than 300 activists formed a giant wind turbine in Paris on Saturday, to demand clean, safe energy from the country's leaders. The demonstration near the Eiffel Tower was part of a global day of action on climate change organized...

Moving Planet: September 24th!

Blog entry by Brian | 22 September, 2011 4 comments

Emergency mobilization this Saturday, September 24th, people. Get your wheels on. At more than 2000 events in 175 countries, folks who are fed up with our politicians ignoring the big red flashing "Check Engine" light on the...

The World’s Biggest Carbon Bomb

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 20 September, 2011 13 comments

...And the fuses that threaten to set it off. Three long fuses lead back to the world’s biggest carbon bomb: The Canadian Tar Sands. The fuses are pipelines – existing and proposed – that run from the black sludge lakes and...

Good news: Google comes clean on energy use

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 8 September, 2011 5 comments

Today Google has finally released information on exactly how much energy it takes to provide searches, email, youtube videos and all other Google services. For years Google has claimed this information was a “trade secret”, despite...

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