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  • #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

    Blogpost by Anna K - 18 June, 2012 at 13:34 2 comments

    Does your government say that they want to help stop climate change?

    If so, as a first step, they should stop funding it.

    Join the 'twitterstorm' today to tell them so!

    This year, governments worldwide will spend nearly US$1 trillion to prop up t... Read more >

  • Mega coal mines threaten Great Barrier Reef

    Blogpost by John Hepburn - 14 March, 2012 at 16:45 6 comments

    Save the Great Barrier Reef
    © Tom Jefferson/Greenpeace

    In our campaign to stop dangerous climate change, Greenpeace is taking on one of the most urgent issues: the enormous expansion of coal mining and coal exports from Australia. Not only does coal expansion spell disaster for... Read more >

  • Climate Change and your refrigerator!

    Blogpost by Anna K - 15 December, 2011 at 14:36 6 comments

    For twenty years, Europeans and people all over the world have had energy-efficient, climate-friendly refrigerators in their kitchens. Now, twenty years later, US consumers are finally able to buy these refrigerators, which Greenpeace launched way bac... Read more >

  • Looking for Windows?

    Blogpost by Roman Czebiniak - 10 December, 2011 at 12:10

    Read more > What is a REDD window you might ask?  A REDD Window is ring-fenced funding for forest protection. By this we mean money in a fund that is specifically designated for forests and nothing else. Greenpeace want this REDD window to be established i...
  • Deja vu hits Durban

    Blogpost by Susan Cavanagh - 10 December, 2011 at 11:30 1 comment

    Greenpeace activists hang a banner reading "Don't let us drown" at the UN climate negotiations 11 years ago at COP 6 in The Hague to protest against the lack of action by governments. Read more >

    OMG, it's deja vu all over again. Just over 11 years ago at around 10am on the final day of COP6 I sat at my desk in the Greenpeace office at the Den Hague conference centre with our final statement (below) printed on black paper - meant to...
  • UN climate talks go into overtime

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 10 December, 2011 at 7:31

    After two weeks of playing political poker with the fate of the climate, governments negotiating the next painfully slow steps to agree a deal to tackle climate change have finally produced something worth talking about.

    While it is shocking t... Read more >

  • "Listen to the people" inside UN climate talks

    Blogpost by Mike Ballile - 9 December, 2011 at 22:08 1 comment

    Today at the UN climate negotiations in Durban the whispers of polluting companies were drowned out by the roar of the crowd demanding governments “Listen to the people not the polluters!” 

    Read more > As the talks draw to a close in the coming hours, th...
  • Please don't squander this moment

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 9 December, 2011 at 13:42


    An open letter to the governments of the world meeting in Durban

    Dear friends,

    Welcome to our city.

    We remember a time in Durban – indeed, a period in the history of this nation of South Africa – when we feared that the apartheid states' ... Read more >

  • South African children roar for climate courage

    Blogpost by Caroline Chisholm - 7 December, 2011 at 18:24 5 comments

    Lion Roar

    Almost 1,500 children gathered on the beach in Durban today to form a human aerial of a lion, to send a message to the leaders of COP17: show some courage for the climate.

    The inspriration of artist John Quigley, the image was developed after John ... Read more >

  • The Dirty Dozen

    Blogpost by Caroline Chisholm - 5 December, 2011 at 10:11 4 comments


    After demanding that governments listen to the people and not the polluters at the entrance to Durban Protea Hotel, our Kumi and co-head of the Climate campaign, Tzeporah Berman entered the WBCSD conference to meet and greet with the barons ... Read more >

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