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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India light bulb phase out: setting a smart example

Feature story | 25 February, 2009 at 0:00

How many light bulbs can 1 billion people change? About 400 million wasteful incandescent bulbs, in India’s case. Today, India has put in place a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, making way for a cleaner energy future. The...

Nuclear wishful thinking ...

Blog entry by laurak | 23 February, 2009

'Nuclear Power? Yes please ...' was one of the headlines on the homepage of The Independent this morning. If you read on you learned that four of the UK's leading environmentalists were urging Britain to embrace nuclear power "because...

Greenpeace calls on EU leaders to back a global green deal to stop runaway climate...

Press release | 22 February, 2009 at 13:36

As the heads of key European Union countries meet today in preparation for the upcoming G20 economic meeting, Greenpeace is calling for EU leadership in backing a green new deal to solve both the economic and ecological crises facing the planet.

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | 19 February, 2009 at 0:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we have delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming.The hourglass, inscribed with...

Save the Planet: NOW stops in Belém

Blog entry by Jess | 27 January, 2009

The Arctic Sunrise arrived in Belém, Brazil as part of the Save the Planet: NOW about a week ago. Our first open boat was a success despite the heavy rain during some parts of Sunday: more than 2,500 supporters visited the ship during...

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