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  • 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 >

  • Agriculture plan makes no ripple

    Blogpost by Geoff Keey - December 17, 2009 at 12:11

    Warning: I’ve only had four hours sleep (excluding my little kip on the conference chairs (left), so let’s see how I go writing this blog….

    What kept me up last night was the US negotiating team triggering a major delay and downward spiral in the tal... Read more >

  • An open letter to Barack Obama

    Blogpost by Nick Young - December 17, 2009 at 11:23

    Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Barack Obama on the eve of his departure for Copenhagen for the COP15 climate talks.

    Mr. Barack Obama
    President of the United States of America

    Kumi NaidooDecember 17, 2009

    Dear Mr. Presid... Read more >

  • Geoff has a moment at Copenhagen

    Blogpost by Kathy Cumming - December 16, 2009 at 11:18

    The thing about being one of the 20,000 delegates at the talks in Copenhagen is that you kind of have to kiss good-bye your sanity for two weeks.

    It's not just the queues to get into the various meetings and events, it's lack of sleep, the biting col... Read more >

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