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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How Clean is Your Cloud?

Publication | 17 April, 2012 at 16:00

How much energy is required to power the ever-expanding online world? What percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to the IT sector? This report takes a look at the energy choices some of the largest and fastest growing IT...

Apple, Amazon, Microsoft choose dirty energy to power growing cloud

Press release | 17 April, 2012 at 16:00

San Francisco, USA, April 17, 2012 - The current explosion in cloud computing offered by major IT companies is driving significant new demand for dirty energy like coal and nuclear power, according to a new report from Greenpeace International.

News from the Energy Revolution

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 13 April, 2012 5 comments

News that the UK could be set to import volcano power from Iceland has also focused some attention on the number of high voltage interconnectors being built across Europe. So now is a good time to revist a report Greenpeace put out...

Mega coal mines threaten Great Barrier Reef

Blog entry by John Hepburn | 14 March, 2012 5 comments

© Tom Jefferson/Greenpeace In our campaign to stop dangerous climate change, Greenpeace is taking on one of the most urgent issues: the enormous expansion of coal mining and coal exports from Australia. Not only does coal expansion...

Kadia, this is for you…

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 March, 2012 2 comments

“My rice crops dried.. as if they were burnt with fire… I did not harvest rice the year before too… Last year the rain started well, but it suddenly stopped… Some days we can not find food for our children ...” these plaintive words...

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