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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Star Lawless slams oil giant Shell outside court

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 6:06

New Plymouth, New Zealand, February 7, 2013 – Film and TV star Lucy Lawless and seven activists were today convicted and sentenced to 120 hours community service each for attempting to stop an Arctic-bound oil drilling ship last year.

Late lessons – but lessons we must learn

Blog entry by David Santillo | 6 February, 2013 1 comment

To make mistakes is human. To make them repeatedly is careless and short-sighted. To do so in pursuit of profit and at the expense of the natural systems on which we all depend is unforgivable. For a species undeniably so...

Leaked Arctic Council oil spill response agreement ‘vague and inadequate’ - Greenpeace

Press release | 4 February, 2013 at 10:15

February 4, 2013 (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden) — On the eve of the Arctic Council environment minister’s meeting, a leaked copy of the Council’s much-heralded oil spill response agreement reveals deeply inadequate measures and a lack of effective...

Climate change is blamed more and more for extreme weather

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 1 February, 2013 7 comments

Scientists have been warning for decades that human caused climate change will bring an increase in extreme weather and it seems that our carbon chickens are now coming home to roost. Hurricane Sandy was arguably one the most...

In Davos, Shell fuel station shut down in Arctic protest

Blog entry by Ben Stewart | 25 January, 2013 2 comments

I'm standing outside a Shell petrol station in Davos, looking at polar bears on the roof with a huge banner that says ARCTIC OIL - TOO RISKY. Twenty-five activists have shut down the station, some of whom are chained to the pumps.

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