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IPCC AR4 briefing

Publication | 31 March, 2007 at 2:00

In February 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first of a series of reports which will make up the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). “Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis”, assesses the current...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 14 April, 2014 2 comments

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Tired of climate doom and gloom? Read this.

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 7 April, 2014 2 comments

I bet you read the "news" last week. Climate change impacts are now everywhere and it's going to get much worse if we continue polluting our way into the future. It's frustrating. It's infuriating. And it makes you want to switch...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 11 April, 2014 1 comment

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | 13 April, 2014 6 comments

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and the message...

UN climate panel says beating climate change is possible and affordable

Press release | 13 April, 2014 at 13:02

Berlin, 13 April 2014 – Fifteen Greenpeace Germany activists demonstrated at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate today urging governments and businesses to deliver “Power to the People – Clean Energy Now” as the world´s leading climate and energy...

Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution shows direction at climate crossroads

Press release | 30 April, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace today demanded that the world’s Governments take immediate action to revolutionise global energy production and use, in response to repeated warnings about catastrophic climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

UNFCCC Secretariat Pledges Assessment

Publication | 29 January, 2010 at 14:45

The UNFCCC secretariat's preliminary assessment of nations' pledges and voluntary commitments, 15 December 2009, to reduce carbon emissions finds that a significant gap remains that will lead to temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius.

COP15: Assessment of the Accord

Publication | 19 December, 2009 at 17:09

Detailed assessment of the Copenhagen Accord in relation to the science-based demands put forward by Greenpeace in order to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Success or Failure in Copenhagen

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:35

Once the smoke blows away and the mirrors are removed it becomes obvious that the focus by some world leaders on the process of the climate negotiations is designed to obscure their reluctance to talk about the substance.

Shared Vision

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:28

The Bali Action Plan (BAP), agreed in 2007, launched a two-year negotiating process to agree a climate deal. The Copenhagen Climate Summit is the deadline for that agreement. One of the key elements of the BAP was the 'shared vision.' The...

Keeping Kyoto's Rules and Obligations

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 15:18

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol was negotiated in 1997 and binds a group of 37 industrialised countries to greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 5...

Appropriate Actions for Developing Countries?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:36

These climate policy recommendations for developing countries call for them to leap-frog dirty technology and align economic development policies with their strategies to prevent climate change.

How committed are we?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:22

Why the Copenhagen Treaty should keep the current five-year commitment periods.

Greenpeace expectations for barcelona climate talks

Publication | 2 November, 2009 at 9:36

Government officials meeting in Barcelona from 2-6 November 2009 will talk about climate negotiations as the last set before the climate summit at Copenhagen in December.

US and China on climate - who's doing better?

Publication | 6 October, 2009 at 19:35

The "blame China" line on climate has become the mantra of developed country excuses for not acting at home. This paper sets out a comparison between the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters: the US and China.

Why the G8 needs to finance Developing Country climate action

Publication | 3 July, 2009 at 12:41

A deal in Copenhagen will not be possible unless developed countries follow through on their commitments to support emission reductions and climate change adaptation in developing countries.

Copenhagen Climate Summit - Greenpeace Demands (short version)

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

An increase in global temperature of even 1.5°C could lead to irreversible impacts, and 2°C risks triggering catastrophic runaway climate change. Governments need to take action now to ensure emissions peak by 2015 and decline rapidly to zero by...

Leading on emission cuts

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:42

This document is a guide to the emissions commitments made by industrialised countries and explains what action is needed to ensure increases in global temperature stay below 2 degrees Celcius.

Finance outcomes

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

An equitable climate agreement in Copenhagen must take into account countries’ historical responsibility and capacity to act.

A Good Treaty for Forests at Copenhagen

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

Why protecting tropical forests is vital to tackling climate change.

HFCs in the Copenhagen Deal

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:02

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have been increasingly used in the last decade or so as alternative refrigerants to ozone-damaging CFCs, which are now banned under the Montreal Protocol. Unfortunately, although considered ozone-friendly, HFCs are...

Keeping Kyoto

Publication | 2 November, 2009 at 9:49

Why international rules are important for stopping climate change. Assessing proposals by the US and Australia, ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Summit

IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 21 November, 2011 5 comments

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...

February 5: Greenpeace Germany release pesticide "black list"; US, Canada going...

Blog entry by mwilson | 5 February, 2010 1 comment

This is a trial series. 451 pesticides allowed in the EU are used on our food. Photo: Greenpeace / Holde Schneider Greenpeace Germany has published a "black list" of the most dangerous pesticides , which includes 451...

The word is out: The Future of Energy is Renewable

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | 9 May, 2011 15 comments

Listen up, energy sceptics – today’s report from the IPCC has found that not only will renewable energy provide most of the world’s energy needs by 2050, it’s going to have an indispensable role in mitigating catastrophic climate...

Sunday Times retracts critique of climate scientists' report

Blog entry by Brian | 23 June, 2010 1 comment

Cindy Baxter writes: The UK Sunday Times has apologised over a major part of the so-called “climategate’ scandal – "Amazongate".    In February this year, the Sunday Times ran a story alleging that the IPCC was making stuff up...

Daily News: Renewables could supply 80 percent of world’s energy within 40 years,...

Blog entry by Alexa P | 10 May, 2011

Top news: The IPCC says renewables could supply 80 percent of the world’s energy by 2050, averting catastrophic climate change; shale gas is found to contaminate tap water with explosive methane; Italian activists campaign against...

IPCC final report most important document this year

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 November, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) started their final 2007 meeting today in Valencia, Spain. We greeted them with three banners bearing the message “Warning: save the climate now.” This week the IPCC will...

Nuclear News: Sellafield Ltd to be prosecuted for radiation accident news

Blog entry by Aslihan | 25 May, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Domain-B: Sellafield Ltd to be prosecuted for radiation accident news The operators of the Sellafield nuclear facility in the UK are to be prosecuted after two employees of a...

Protest At The Brandenburg Gate

Image | 13 April, 2014 at 15:49

Greenpeace activists hold and display globe placards bearing messages in six different languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish) in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The messages read: "Clean Energy Now!” and...

Greenpeace Sends Climate SOS Ahead Of IPCC Meeting

Image | 24 March, 2014 at 14:59

Highlighting the cause of climate change and the solution to the unfolding crisis, Greenpeace urged for a rapid shift away from fossil fuels and an accelerated clean energy revolution.

Civil Society Groups Call for Climate Action

Image | 31 March, 2014 at 12:55

Representatives from international civil society groups Friends of the Earth GCCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, plus Japanese groups Kiko Network and CASA, call for world leaders to take action against climate change. The UN's Intergovernmental...

The IPCC’s renewables report finds a clean energy future is possible – so why be so...

Blog entry by Sven Teske | 16 June, 2011 4 comments

This week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made public the full text of its renewables report , which details a revolutionary vision for reducing Greenhouse emissions by using renewables to replace fossil fuels...

Climate activists locked up for weekend

Blog entry by Jo Kuper | 12 October, 2007

The world really is a messed up place sometimes. Today, six Greenpeace climate activists in India were denied bail; they are spending the weekend in jail. The ruling happened at pretty much the same time as Al Gore and the IPCC jointly...

Greenpeace UK: Government knocks the wind out of renewables

Blog entry by Justin | 29 April, 2009 1 comment

Two breaking stories this morning neatly illustrate the flawed logic which still lurks at the heart of UK energy policy. First up is that German energy utility RWE's bid to build a new nuclear plant near Kirksanton in Cumbria will mean...

Dr

Image | 30 April, 2007 at 3:00

Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, meets members of Solar Generation prior to opening the IPCC's Working Group III meeting in Bangkok.

Greenpeace activists scale the 327

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 16:48

Greenpeace activists scale the 327-meter high Eiffel Tower, and unfurl a giant banner. It took 44 protesters, 100 meters of rope, and 500 square meters of fabric, and was timed to deploy as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

March 11: Greenpeace France block nuclear cargo

Blog entry by mwilson | 11 March, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace activists last night blocked a cargo of dupleted uranium going from France to Russia. © Pierre Gleizes Fifteen Greenpeace activists last night blocked a train carrying depleted uranium from leaving Val-de-Mar in France,...

March 15: Kumi fights back climate skeptics

Blog entry by Almudena | 15 March, 2010

New Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo (centre) Greenpeace's head Kumi Naidoo took centre stage this Sunday to address the issue of climate change skepticism in an interview with Andrew Maar in the BBC. He...

Temperature change 1765

Image | 11 July, 2001 at 2:00

Temperature change 1765-2100: Graph excerpted from the IPCC's Third Assessment Report showing past and predicted changes to global temperature.

March 1: Poll shows - 84.3 percent of the Chinese people feel unsure about GE food

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 1 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series The online version of Chinese People's Daily focused on the report published by Greenpeace " Counting the Costs of genetic engineering ". Polls show that 84.3 percent of the 50,000 asked had no...

March 12: Bulgaria blocks GE, Monsanto under pressure; EU companies in CO2 trading scam

Blog entry by mwilson | 12 March, 2010

Greenpeace activists protest against GE in front of EU-parliament. © Greenpeace / Eric de Mildt In Bulgaria the parliament has voted to ban GE crop cultivation . The decision comes as opposition grows to the EU Commission's "quiet"...

March 10: Opposition in EU to GE-potato; China, India ratify Copenhagen Accord

Blog entry by mwilson | 10 March, 2010 3 comments

Greenpeace has called for a renewed moratorium ("GE-Free!") in Switzerland on GE crops. © Greenpeace. Following the "quiet" introduction of genetically-engineered potato in the EU Commission (BASF's Amflora), more opposition has...

March 5: Exit Glacier in Alaska melting quicker as temperatures rise

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 5 March, 2010 1 comment

This is part of a trial series Glacier melt - proof of climate change Exit Glacier in Alaska is said to be steadily melting, shrinking two miles over the past 200 years as it tries to strike a new balance with rising...

February 3: More outcry over Brazil's controversial Belo Monte mega-dam; Fossil Fuel...

Blog entry by mwilson | 3 February, 2010

This is part of a trial series. View of the Jericoá Rapids at the Big Bend of the Xingu River. Photo: Monti Aguirre . Brazilian mega-dam causes outcry The $11-17 billion project in the heart of the Amazon, on the Xingu River...

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