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  • Copenhagen is over, but we’re not done yet

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 21, 2009 at 11:37

    It’s over. The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties has officially drawn to a close (or rather all but collapsed), but what are we left with? Climate shameVery little is the honest answer and, no matter how the politicians spin it or how the media in... Read more >

  • Wrap up Copenhagen video

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 21, 2009 at 10:40

    So how bad was it? And what's everyone saying about it?

    In this video, Guardian Environment editor John Vidal examines the final frantic hours of Copenhagen's climate summit. Read more >

  • This is a wake-up call for us

    Blogpost by nick - December 21, 2009 at 7:31 1 comment

    Late last night, after the results of negotiations by the world's leaders became known, Kumi Naidoo - Greenpeace International executive director - took part in a press conference organised by the Climate Action Network. There he spelled out what ... Read more >

  • Copenhagen - Historic failure that will live in infamy

    Blogpost by nick - December 21, 2009 at 7:19 1 comment


    Spontaneous demonstration by NGOs outside the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, after world leaders failed to agree on a fair, ambitious and binding treaty. © Greenpeace/Myllyvirta

    The following piece is written by one of our UK climate campaigners,... Read more >

  • A Black Day for the World

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 19, 2009 at 17:25

    Auckland 19 December 2009 - Global leaders have today failed to act to avert catastrophic climate change, says Greenpeace.

    A weak outcome has so-far emerged from the UN climate talks. The deal is not ambitious, unfair, not legally binding and likely ... Read more >

  • John Key hints at real leadership

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 18, 2009 at 10:44

    John Key has landed! And with quite a thump. He just delivered what can only be described as a very promising speech to the Copenhagen conference, in which he clearly acknowledged the needs of vulnerable nations, and called for all countries to “give ... Read more >

  • The smoking gun at Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 18, 2009 at 8:11

    This is big news. A confidential UN analysis obtained by the Guardian reveals that the emissions cuts offered so far at the Copenhagen climate change summit will lead to global temperatures rising by an average of 3C. 

    Greenpeace International executi... Read more >

  • NGOs evicted - curtains drawn on talks

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 17, 2009 at 15:02

    As i write this, security are moving through the Bella Centre in Copenhagen where the talks are being held and evicting all NGO observers except for a lucky 54 (that's 54 in total from the thousands of NGO representatives who're at the summit). So jus... Read more >

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