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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Oily People: Leafleting in Brussels

Image | 16 July, 2010 at 18:01

Oily activists provide leaflets to people passing by the location of a meeting between 18 CEOs from some of the world’s biggest oil companies in Brussels. © Eric De Mildt / Greenpeace

Energy efficiency, renewable energy

Image | 29 March, 2010 at 18:00

Children join in Earth hour. Behind them, a LED sign, powered by renewable energy, spelling out the words "Renewable Energy".

Wind power in Gansu province

Image | 26 February, 2010 at 12:00

Guazhou wind farm near Yumen in Gansu province. China has set a target for renewable energy consumption of 15 percent of the market by the year 2020.

A worker stands between wind turbine rotoors

Image | 26 February, 2010 at 0:00

A worker stands between wind turbine rotoors at Gansu Jinfeng Wind Power Equipment Co. Ltd. in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China. China has set a target for renewable energy consumption of 40 percent of the market by the year 2050.

Andasol Solar Power Station in Spain

Image | 7 May, 2009 at 11:30

Concentrated solar power can also be stored long enough to produce electricity at night, like the Andasol plant does in Spain.

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