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

The latest updates


Update: Climbers still occupying Arctic oil rig

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 22 April, 2011 6 comments

Climbers are still occupying the huge oil rig which departed from Turkey early this morning bound for a dangerous deep drilling operation in the off the coast of Greenland in the Arctic. Early this morning the activists ...

Facebook and the Earth Day Challenge

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | 22 April, 2011 2 comments

Readers of this blog know the campaign to get Facebook to Unfriend Coal .  Since we first asked Facebook to power its services with renewable power in 2010, over 700,000 Greenpeace supporters have joined us. This campaign is about the...

Drama at sea as activists halt departure of dangerous Arctic oil rig

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 5:21

22nd April, Turkey – The international environmental group Greenpeace today prevented the departure of the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig from Turkey bound for Greenland’s Baffin Bay, in a bid to protect the pristine Arctic environment from dangerous...

Activists occupy oil rig bound for Arctic drilling

Feature story | 21 April, 2011 at 22:10

Activists are demanding an end to reckless deepwater oil drilling and taking bold action to stop the oil rig Leiv Eiriksson as it departs Turkey to the Arctic waters of Greenland to begin drilling.

Google is on a Roll with Renewable Energy

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 21 April, 2011 2 comments

Since the beginning of 2010, we’ve watched Google turn into an increasingly regular investor in renewable energy technologies. This month alone, the search giant has had three major announcements that will lead to more clean megawatts...

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