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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Game review: Fate of the World

Blog entry by Anna K | 1 March, 2011 5 comments

So far, world political leaders are doing a fairly terrible job of moving us towards an environmentally sustainable future and towards resolution of the climate crisis. If you were in charge of saving the earth, would you do a...

Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 February, 2011 6 comments

Days before the President of Indonesia is set to announce a moratorium on forest destruction, we’ve got a copy of the draft moratorium, crunched the numbers and the news is not good. The data shows this proposed moratorium does...

Activists on trial in Belgium

Blog entry by Dave Van Meel | 17 February, 2011 7 comments

On December 10, 2009, Greenpeace took its message to save the climate (summit in Copenhagen) directly to EU Heads of State who were gathering in Brussels. Activists managed, to their own surprise, to step onto the red carpet, where...

Another break for rainforests as palm oil company reveals plan to halt destruction

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 February, 2011 6 comments

A baby orang-utan plays at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). Orang-utan habitat is being destroyed through the clearing of Indonesian rainforest by the palm oil and pulp and paper industries. Image: Natalie Behring-Chishol...

The Amazon’s ability to withstand climate change weakened by severe drought

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace Science Unit | 3 February, 2011 6 comments

This year an important Amazon river tributary, the Rio Negro, fell to its lowest ever recorded level. Droughts are likely to occur more frequently and become more intense in the future due to climate change. Image: Rodrigo Baléia /...

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