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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Green jobs

Image | 23 September, 2004 at 13:00

There are already around 3 million people employed by the renewable energy industry today, like this worker in a wind turbine factory. By 2030, if the Energy [R]evolution scenario is followed, this could rise to 8.5 million jobs. This would mean...

Geothermal in Iceland

Image | 9 January, 2003 at 13:00

Geothermal is a third source of renewable energy. It uses heat coming from the Earth's core, and transforms it into electricity. Iceland, pictured here, is one of the countries in the world the most advanced in geothermal. The amount of volcanoes...

Offshore wind

Image | 5 January, 2001 at 12:30

Massive wind farm are also developing offshore, where the wind is usually stronger. Here, a wind farm in Denmark.

One of the largest wind farms in South America

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

One of the largest wind farms in South America.

Better insulation 4

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:48

... and with thermic photography. The lack of red color shows there is much less heat loss in this case than with a normal building. With the proper government incentives, this could become the new 'normal'.

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