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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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...

Activists vindicated and court recognises right to peaceful protest

Blog entry by dwalsh | 22 August, 2011 8 comments

Good news from Denmark: The Red Carpet trial has finally ended, with a victory for freedom of expression - the Danish court clearly recognised the place that peaceful protest needs to occupy in a democracy, and the importance of...

Danish court verdict recognises Greenpeace activists’ right to peaceful protest

Press release | 22 August, 2011 at 16:02

Copenhagen, 22 August 2011 – A Danish court today recognised both the peaceful and political nature of a Greenpeace protest during the failed 2009 Copenhagen climate summit, by sentencing eleven activists to 14-day suspended sentence,...

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