Climate solutions

Greenpeace is pushing for some big, visionary measures to turn around the global trend towards runaway climate change. The plan needs political will to make it happen and the opportunity is at the Durban summit in November. You can get behind our plan in a whole lot of different ways. Here's how.

The Solution for the Climate

  • Make sure emissions peak in 2015 and decrease as rapidly as possible towards zero after that
  • Developed countries must make cuts of 40 percent on their 1990 carbon emisisons by 2020
  • Developing countries must slow the growth of emissions by 15-30 percent by 2020, with support from industrialised nations
  • Protect tropical forests with a special funding mechanism - forests for climate
  • Replace dirty fossil fuel energy with renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Reject false solutions like nuclear energy

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Amazon failing to admit its dirty cloud problem

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 20 June, 2012

Some of the top executives at Amazon are touring the world right now, attending sales conferences and trying to persuade smaller businesses to store their data in Amazon’s massive cloud operations. Those businesses are looking to...

Rising Powers Take the Floor at Rio+20

Blog entry by Yong Rong, Greenpeace East Asia | 17 June, 2012 3 comments

Last week, I kissed my five-year-old daughter goodbye in Beijing and got on a flight bound for Rio de Janeiro. 25 hours later, I joined some 50,000 other people in Rio for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Absent from that big crowd,...

Microsoft should read its own reports on powering data centres

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 14 June, 2012

Microsoft has turned up at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, unveiling a new website featuring a calculator that it says shows how much energy would be saved if more businesses moved their data to the cloud. Now, there’s some...

Error message for Microsoft’s use of coal

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 6 June, 2012

Greenpeace activists scaled Microsoft’s building in Herzliya, Israel this week to call on the company to stop using 19 th -century coal to power its 21 st -century cloud platform. The activists displayed a 100 square meter banner ...

The Energy [R]evolution will pay off in savings and jobs

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 5 June, 2012 3 comments

The sums of money might be big, but they make economic sense. And before you shake your head, mind boggled by the amounts involved, consider this: spending just 1% of global GDP per year on renewable energy will avert catastrophic...

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