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

The latest updates


Drama at sea as activists halt departure of dangerous Arctic oil rig

Press release | 22 April, 2011 at 5:21

22nd April, Turkey – The international environmental group Greenpeace today prevented the departure of the Leiv Eiriksson oil rig from Turkey bound for Greenland’s Baffin Bay, in a bid to protect the pristine Arctic environment from dangerous...

Activists occupy oil rig bound for Arctic drilling

Feature story | 21 April, 2011 at 22:10

Activists are demanding an end to reckless deepwater oil drilling and taking bold action to stop the oil rig Leiv Eiriksson as it departs Turkey to the Arctic waters of Greenland to begin drilling.

Google is on a Roll with Renewable Energy

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 21 April, 2011 2 comments

Since the beginning of 2010, we’ve watched Google turn into an increasingly regular investor in renewable energy technologies. This month alone, the search giant has had three major announcements that will lead to more clean megawatts...

BP oil disaster one-year anniversary

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 20 April, 2011 3 comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill . Lamar Billups, a lifelong resident of the US gulf coast, remembers the spill and reflects on the harm done... I remember the first time I smelled the...

Update from the seas - Navy arrives at peaceful action

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | 14 April, 2011 2 comments

In the early hours of the morning, still many hours before dawn, we picked up the location of the Orient Explorer and her support vessel the Ocean Pioneer . Primed for another exciting day on the water and ready to do whatever we...

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