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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Carving Up The Congo - Part 1

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 0:00

Climate change caused by atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases is the greatest threat the world faces today. Global emissions from tropical deforestation alone contribute up to 25 percent of total annual human-induced CO2 emissions to the...

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 0:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

Greenpeace: The world’s climate being betrayed by G8 states

Press release | 16 March, 2007 at 0:00

“G8: Stop Talking – Act Now” is the message sent by Greenpeace today to environment ministers meeting in the Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, Germany. Activists from the Greenpeace ship “Beluga II” swam to the palace to take a petition to the...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 0:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

Goldman Awards

Press release | 24 April, 2006 at 0:00

A Papua New Guinean lawyer and a Brazilian activist are among six people to have been named as winners of the world’s top grassroots environmental award, in recognition of their work to protect some of the last ancient forests on earth.

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