Walking away towards the future

Ruth Davis

When around 800 members of civil society walked out of the Warsaw climate conference on Thursday, observers asked ‘Why?’ And ‘Why now?’ What made this meeting different from all the others - and what did we hope to achieve? For some, the answer wi...

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Walking away towards the future

UN Climate Conference - Warsaw, Poland
11 - 22 November 2013

Climate change is accelerating without restraint – this is the key message of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Between November 11th to 22nd, 2013, Greenpeace joins the international community in Warsaw to make a plan towards signing a new international climate agreement in two years' time.

Opinion Poll out: 89% of Polish people in favour of Renewable Energy

Roadmap to a successful Climate Agreement 2015

Warsaw has to lay the foundation for a fair, ambitious and legally-binding agreement in 2015 which transforms how people in all countries use energy. Governments must also commit to doing more to reduce emissions prior to 2020. This is in order to ensure that the world can still stay as far below 2°C as possible. Specifically, governments must:

  • Chart the road to Paris

  • Table post-2020 targets in 2014, not 2015

  • Launch the development of an Equity Reference Framework

  • Don't shelve climate protection until 2015, increase climate action now

  • Establish a mechanism to address loss and damage of homes and livelihoods

  • Respond to the latest science: review the long-term temperature warming limit

  • Fill the climate fund and ensure that climate finance works for the poor

  • Make REDD+ finance about stopping deforestation and protecting forests

Read more: The Roadmap towards a successful Climate Agreement 2015

Roadmap to Paris Infographic
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The latest updates

 

Poland must prove trustworthiness as host of 2013 climate talks – Greenpeace

Press release | 28 November, 2012 at 14:03

Doha, November 28, 2012 – In reaction to news that Poland will host the next UNFCCC climate talks, COP 19, in 2013, Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe climate expert Jiri Jerabek made the following statement:

Climate change is now reality; Doha talks must spark clean energy revolution

Press release | 26 November, 2012 at 7:03

Doha, November 26, 2012 - As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.

Cynical Old King Coal shows its true colours

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 22 November, 2012

Shocking is the only way to describe the extraordinarily cynical comments made to the Financial Times (November 4, Global warming: Climate change needs action but it has a cost ) by Milton Catelin, chief executive of the World Coal...

IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 21 November, 2011 5 comments

For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase. The...

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 9 May, 2011 15 comments

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

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