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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Cancun - negotiations enter week two

Blog entry by Daniel Kessler | 6 December, 2010

We are now one week into the Cancun climate talks .  Yes, progress comes at a glacial pace--sometimes it feels like it doesn’t come at all--and the signals here are mixed on just what will happen when the traveling carnival known as...

COP16 Report: IT Companies Turn Out, But Still Need to Turn it Up

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 6 December, 2010

Countries of the world have converged once again to negotiate a new global deal to tackle climate change, one that will build on the Kyoto Protocol, whose emission reduction commitments expire at the end of 2012.  Inability to reach a...

Are Corporations Showing Governments How to Compromise on Climate?

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 4 December, 2010 1 comment

Global businesses set a shining example to governments at the Cancun climate talks this week when the Consumer Goods Forum, a consortium of over 400 companies, pledged to implement climate-friendly refrigeration using natural...

The Brazilian Revolution!

Blog entry by Juliana Tinoco | 3 December, 2010 1 comment

In just 40 years, Brazil has the potential to reach 93% renewable energy and not long after that, could even reach 100% renewable, IF they have the political will. The country has enough wind, sun, biomass and hydropower to fill its...

Google Wants to Help Nations See the Forest for the Trees

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 3 December, 2010 2 comments

The Cool IT team is in Cancun this week at the International Climate Change Conference (COP16), where delegates are deep in the weeds of a global policy debate on how to cut carbon emissions. While countries are striking deals and...

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