Save the climate!

A Greenpeace volunteer on top of a wind turbine in Ilocos Norte,Philippines.© Greenpeace/Rap Rios

Climate change is the greatest threat the world faces. It is already killing hundreds of thousands of people a year and if left unchecked will put hundreds of million others at risk.

Climate change is already wreaking havoc across the world with increased intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and storms, sea level rise, water scarcity, decline in agricultural output, proliferation of pests and diseases, and the extinction of species.

The Philippines is already reeling under the impacts of climate change. And although the effects of this catastrophe—stronger typhoons, rising sea levels, and corresponding effects on Filipinos, the national economy and the environment—are not inescapable, they are projected to continue and worsen, unless effective steps for mitigation and adaptation are not implemented immediately.

Catastrophic climate change isn’t inevitable: we know it is caused by human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.

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Facebook commits to clean energy future

Press release | December 16, 2011 at 15:18

Amsterdam -- Greenpeace and Facebook today announced that they will collaborate on the promotion of renewable energy, encourage major utilities to develop renewable energy generation, and develop programmes that will enable Facebook users to save...

Victory! Facebook 'friends' renewable energy

Feature story | December 15, 2011 at 22:00

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this victory possible!

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | December 11, 2011 at 17:27

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

"Listen to the people" inside UN climate talks

Blog entry by Mike Ballile | December 9, 2011

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 !” As the talks draw to a close in the...

Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Feature story | November 27, 2011 at 12:30

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Polluticians occupy the climate

Press release | November 24, 2011 at 15:51

A new report released today by Greenpeace reveals how a handful of major polluting corporations such as Eskom, BASF, ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, Shell and Koch Industries, as well as the industry associations that they are members of, are...

IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme, Greenpeace International | November 22, 2011

For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase. The...

Greenpeace statement on IPCC report on extreme weather events

Press release | November 19, 2011 at 13:30

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released today a summary of its Special Report on climate impacts and disaster risk management: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation,...

Open letter to the Ministers of the 19th ASEAN Summit in Bali, Indonesia

Blog entry by A-FAB Coalition | November 16, 2011

We formally call on Your Excellencies, His Majesties, Presidents and Ministers of the 10 ASEAN member-states attending the Bali Summit to give the needed mandate to their climate change negotiators to find, speak, and work on common...

Greenpeace, Oxfam call on leaders to stop ASEAN sinking ahead of Bali Summit

Press release | November 16, 2011 at 11:58

ASEAN leaders should work together to address the problem of climate change, NGO group A-FAB (ASEAN for a Fair, Ambitious and Binding Global Climate Deal) warned today. To dramatize the problem, activists created a tableau of sinking hands in...

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