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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Greenpeace activists in the dock: Experts take ‘the stand’ on climate change

Feature story | 5 September, 2008 at 0:00

As expert witnesses go, they don’t come any better than Professor James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists and Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. On Wednesday, he was called to give evidence before a UK...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 0:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

In coal hell

Blog entry by Mareike | 15 July, 2008 1 comment

I was standing at the bow of the Rainbow Warrior filming. I could hear my heart beating. The first daylight made its way through the clouds and the nose of a tug boat was only meters away from my lens. We will hit it, I thought. ...

Australian smokestack occupied for 33 hours

Feature story | 14 July, 2008 at 0:00

Over the weekend, four activists from Greenpeace Australia occupied the top of a 140-metre high smokestack for 33 hours enduring near freezing temperatures overnight. They began the two-hour descent yesterday, at Swanbank B coal fired power plant...

G8 - Environment Nil!

Feature story | 9 July, 2008 at 17:27

When you're in the business of saving the future - and you give yourself a specific deadline, such as 2050 - you need to make sure that every single day between then and now counts. Unfortunately, the G8 Summit was a waste of three whole days.

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