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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Obama stands up to Big Oil and polluter politicians

Blog entry by Phil Radford, Daryl Hannah | 19 January, 2012 6 comments

Yesterday, President Obama stood up to Big Oil and its puppets in the US Congress, denying a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is encouraging news for the communities whose air and water would have been directly...

Greed for coal is threatening the forests of India

Blog entry by Szabina | 11 January, 2012 9 comments

Our addiction to burning coal for energy is leading us into crisis. Since 2007, more than 26,000 hectares of forest land in India has been diverted to coal mining, making coal one of the biggest threats to forests in the country.

Canada: Climate Criminal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 January, 2012 28 comments

At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.

Climate Change and your refrigerator!

Blog entry by Anna K | 15 December, 2011 6 comments

For twenty years, Europeans and people all over the world have had energy-efficient, climate-friendly refrigerators in their kitchens. Now, twenty years later, US consumers are finally able to buy these refrigerators, which Greenpeace...

Amundsen, Antarctica and the power of impossible ambitions

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 14 December, 2011 4 comments

(Source: NOAA Photo Library http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/libr0352.htm) As I write this I'm looking out my window at the Fefor hotel in Norway at a wintery landscape of mountains, forest and an ice-covered lake; the same place...

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