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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Heading South

Blog entry by Melanie | 8 August, 2009 2 comments

After spending more than five weeks waiting for Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland to calve a 100km2 ice island into the sea, at around midnight Wednesday night the Arctic Sunrise began its transit down the west coast of...

Late Night With Nanuk

Blog entry by Dave | 6 August, 2009 4 comments

It’s five minutes past midnight on board the Arctic Sunrise. The sun never sets at this time of year; instead it casts long late shadows on the ice, and turns the sea water and icebergs buttery yellows and infinite blues. Some of us...

Position paper on F-gases

Publication | 5 August, 2009 at 0:00

F-gases, a potent greenhouse gas are widely used, yet there are commercially available alternatives for most of their applications that are not harming to the climate.

Whitehills, Bluewater, Greenland

Blog entry by Eric Philips | 31 July, 2009 5 comments

It's not often that I balk at an adventure, particularly if it involves ice or a kayak or both, but the suggestion that we paddle a river flowing on the surface of the Petermann Glacier brought my heart rate up a notch or two. "The...

Petermann: Prepare your brain

Blog entry by Bob | 28 July, 2009 2 comments

We may not have seen Petermann Glacier for a while, but we're still lying in wait as more of it fractures every day. Meanwhile, the crew are still compiling their memories of the glacier. Here's a some impressions of Petermann Glacier...

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