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 Government of China, like Poland, has a different view of what the people they...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 12 November, 2013 1 comment

Coming from Beijing to attend the Warsaw climate summit, I expected to have temporary relief for my lungs. As I departed from Beijing’s international airport, the city’s air quality index (AQI) shot up 15 times higher than the World...

Poland to Coaland with no public support

Blog entry by Maciej Muskat | 12 November, 2013 1 comment

Does anyone remember a referendum on whether Poland should block EU efforts to stop climate change? How about whether Poland should hold the climate negotiations hostage by blocking the EU from being constructive and committing to...

Poles back renewables and climate action despite Tusk government’s total support of coal

Press release | 12 November, 2013 at 10:12

Warsaw, 12 November 2013 - A poll published today by the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) [1] showed that 89% of Polish citizens are in favour of increasing renewable energy production in Poland. As many as 73% want the Polish government to...

Philipines storm is writing on the wall for climate talk politicians - Greenpeace

Press release | 11 November, 2013 at 10:45

Warsaw, 11 November 2013 – Following the deadly storm which ripped through the Philippines as Governments and NGOs met in Warsaw for the UN Climate Summit, Head of Greenpeace Delegation, Martin Kaiser said:

From Prirazlomnaya to Warsaw: The Arctic 30, coal and the future of our children

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 10 November, 2013 12 comments

For the last 53 days, every time one of my daughters climbed onto my lap I could not help but think about the children of the  Arctic 30 . About how they must be missing their parents and how my colleagues must be missing them. About...

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