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Forests for Climate - Save the climate by saving forests

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 16:44

The ecological, political, and financial stars are aligned for governments to take meaningful action on behalf of the climate, forests, and impoverished communities around the world. Standing forests are a tremendous carbon storehouse that must...

Tackling the climate crisis will help resolve the financial crisis

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 17:00

If we can bail out the banks why can’t we bail out the planet? Greenpeace supports a planetary rescue package as described in the ‘Green New Deal’ proposal of the New Economics Foundation and called for by UNEP2 as both feasible and necessary.

Forests for Climate : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world's remaining tropical forests by reducing...

Confronting coal in Europe

Feature story | 2 December, 2008 at 1:00

As politicians gather to discuss the future of our climate, we took dramatic action on land and at sea to kick start an energy revolution. In Poland, activists carrying a banner reading “Quit Coal, Save the Climate” have scaled the 150 metre-high...

The Climate Crisis – Racing over the edge

Publication | 8 December, 2008 at 1:00

A multitude of new scientific findings and empirical evidence show the rate of climate change is surpassing the International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) worst case forecasts as made in their Fourth Assessment Report, released just last year.

Clean Development Mechanism: no place for Carbon Capture and Storage

Publication | 11 December, 2008 at 15:29

The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was created to aid clean development by allowing wealthy nations to invest in the developing world as a way to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and claim credits against their own emission...

Maldives - Island Kingdom Under Change

Video | 12 December, 2008 at 15:35

The Maldives, one of the lowest lying countries, is threatened by sea level rise. The first country to sign the Kyoto protocol in 1997 and is following the climate negotiations.

Save the Planet: now… or NOW

Feature story | 16 January, 2009 at 11:36

The Arctic Sunrise has embarked on a tour of Brazil to warn against the impacts of climate change and highlight the important role Brazil can play in fighting it.

Nuclear News: Door still open for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump site

Blog entry by Justin | 24 February, 2009

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Scripps News: Door still open for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump site ‘The Obama administration remains steadfastly opposed to the Yucca Mountain project, but new Energy Secretary...

Over 300 Greenpeace activists arrested after finance ministers blockade

Press release | 10 March, 2009 at 1:00

Over 300 Greenpeace activists from across Europe have been arrested by police for taking part in a non-violent protest on climate change in Brussels today. Activists blocked the exits of the Brussels building where finance ministers were meeting...

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists block easy way out for EU money men on climate change

Feature story | 10 March, 2009 at 1:00

Three hundred and forty Greenpeace activists were arrested as they took their demand to "Bail out the Planet" to European Union finance ministers in Brussels.

No climate bail-out from European Summit

Feature story | 20 March, 2009 at 1:00

EU governments may feel that they are world leaders on climate change, but they lag far behind the science and the growing world movement of people demanding serious action. European heads of state agreed to raise money for developing countries...

demands for the Copenhagen Climate Summit

Press release | 24 March, 2009 at 1:00

Developed countries must make deeper and quicker cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought, Greenpeace warned today, ahead of the first of the year's global climate talks which begin in Bonn (1) over the weekend.

Countdown to Climate Summit arrives in Beijing

Feature story | 24 March, 2009 at 1:00

With only nine months left until the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace China has brought the countdown clock to Beijing. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the time left till the...

Climate meeting in Bonn: leaders wanted

Feature story | 29 March, 2009 at 1:00

When the future of the world is at stake, the last thing you need is a politician. You need a real leader. And that's our challenge to governments attending the first round of international climate talks in Bonn.

US Climate Bill - a start, but not yet enough

Feature story | 1 April, 2009 at 19:42

There’s still a long way to go, but the draft energy and climate bill unveiled yesterday in the US Congress gives some idea of what American climate policy may look like in the coming years. The bill provides for strong long-term targets,...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | 9 April, 2009 at 2:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | 22 April, 2009 at 16:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

Bosques para el Clima: una propuesta de Greenpeace para desarrollar un enfoque...

Publication | 27 April, 2009 at 17:03

Spanish version of the Forests for Climate Report : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Forets pour le Climat: Un mecanisme hybride pour financer REDD

Publication | 27 April, 2009 at 17:48

French version of the Climate for Forests Report: Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Global day of climate action

Background | 7 May, 2009 at 20:42

On Saturday, December 6, 2008 - in locations all around the world - we called on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change.

Democrats pass bogus climate bill

Feature story | 18 May, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling for renewed leadership from President Obama and Congress following the release of the drastically weakened Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill today.

Climate challenge even greater after UN meeting in Bonn

Feature story | 15 June, 2009 at 2:00

As another round of Bonn climate talks limps to a close, and the UN Climate Summit to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December this year draws closer and closer, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at the progress that’s been made so far…

Amazon destruction not a good look for anyone

Feature story | 16 June, 2009 at 2:00

Just two weeks after our exposé 'Slaughtering the Amazon' showed how the Brazilian cattle industry is decimating the Amazon rainforest, we are seeing a stampede as companies and the World Bank start to sever their links with the slaughterhouses...

Leather industry giant moves to end Amazon destruction

Feature story | 14 August, 2009 at 17:14

Bertin, the world’s largest leather exporter is joining the fight against deforestation and climate change and is finally doing the right thing and backing the call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms responsible for Amazon deforestation.

Int'l Negotiations

Topic | 26 August, 2009 at 16:08

Activists stop climate crime in the tar sands

Feature story | 19 September, 2009 at 2:00

What is soon to be bigger than England and account for more greenhouse gas emissions than the Czech Republic? The tar sands of northern Alberta, Canada - the largest energy project and the largest industrial project on the face of the planet.

Sauvegarder les Forets pour preserver le climat

Publication | 21 September, 2009 at 17:10

French version of the Greenpeace Policy on Saving Forests to Protect the Climate

Mediocrity is not an option for climate deal

Feature story | 23 September, 2009 at 2:00

With the international climate negotiations and the climate system both in crisis, more than 100 Heads of State and Government gathered at UN HQ in New York yesterday to try to break the deadlock and move the discussions forward. But despite...

Obama shows up in Copenhagen two months early

Feature story | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

Our jaws hit the deck and we all fell out of our inflatables when we got word that Presidents Obama, Lula, Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama were going to show up in Copenhagen. And then we found out that instead of showing up in Copenhagen...

Acitivists make sure President Obama knows

Image | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

Acitivists make sure President Obama knows that his presence is required again in December at the UN Climate Summit.

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

EU must not bow to US pressure for weak climate deal in London meeting

Press release | 16 October, 2009 at 20:44

The European Union needs to stand firm and reject US efforts to weaken a climate deal in Copenhagen, said Greenpeace, as the world’s largest emitters gather in London for the US-led Major Economies Forum (MEF) beginning Sunday. (1)

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

Indonesia suspends climate polluters’ licence to destroy rainforest - Greenpeace...

Press release | 19 November, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace welcomed today’s decision by Indonesia’s Forest Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, to temporarily stop paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) from destroying the carbon-rich forest peatlands of Indonesia’s...

WORLD LEADERS: 12 DAYS LEFT TO AVERT CLIMATE CHAOS

Press release | 25 November, 2009 at 1:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp and paper mill operated by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar Mas, which...

With just 10 days left to avert climate crisis, Greenpeace calls on Amazon leaders to...

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

As Heads of States that represent the Amazon Basin - including French President Sarkozy, representing French Guyana - arrived in Manaus to agree a common position for December’s UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace activists today climbed the...

Climate victims fight back

Press release | 15 December, 2009 at 1:00

The Czech Ministry of Environment publicly confirmed today that it has received a request from the Federated States of Micronesia for a transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of its biggest coal-fired power plant, Prunerov (1). This...

Greenpeace ‘Head of State’ delivers message to world leaders on Presidential red carpet

Press release | 17 December, 2009 at 1:00

As the Copenhagen Climate Summit reaches its penultimate night, Greenpeace activists joined Heads of State fromover 120 countries on their way to dinner with the queen at the Danish Parliament. In a 3 vehicle convoy, just in front of Hilary...

Comment : Copenhagen negotiations on Friday morning 18 December

Press release | 18 December, 2009 at 11:31

World leaders are meeting on this morning to hammer out a declaration in the dying hours of the Copenhagen climate conference. On the table at the moment is a figure on the need for long-term funding for climate action in developing countries,...

Copenhagen 2009

Background | 23 December, 2009 at 10:54

We aren’t celebrating the fact that we are drowning!

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 25 February, 2010

Shirley Atatagi, one of our political advisors, is currently in Tuvalu for the King Tides Festival , and sent us this blog. As we were landing in Tuvalu today, I couldn’t help thinking about the tsunami that struck my country of...

Daily news: Head of Greenpeace arrested on Arctic oil rig!

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 17 June, 2011 3 comments

Top news: Greenpeace boss takes action on Arctic oil rig - Kumi Naidoo arrested off Greenland; Developing countries look at the EU for revitalising UN climate change agreement; Greenpeace talk on desertification and climate change;...

Climate change is now reality; Doha talks must spark clean energy revolution

Press release | 26 November, 2012 at 8:03

Doha, November 26, 2012 - As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.

Greenpeace warns governments to drop loopholes in climate deal

Press release | 3 December, 2012 at 8:49

Doha, December 3, 2012 – As ministers arrive at climate talks in the Qatari capital Doha, Greenpeace urged European countries not to take the side of Poland and Russia in a battle over whether to maintain the Kyoto Protocol’s biggest loophole and...

Greenpeace protests at six coal plants across Poland

Press release | 9 November, 2013 at 21:00

Warsaw, 9 November 2013 – Before the UN climate conference in Warsaw begins, Greenpeace has projected, until early Sunday morning, messages on six coal power plants in Poland to urge the world’s governments to phase out fossil fuels which cause...

Philipines storm is writing on the wall for climate talk politicians - Greenpeace

Press release | 11 November, 2013 at 11:45

Warsaw, 11 November 2013 – Following the deadly storm which ripped through the Philippines as Governments and NGOs met in Warsaw for the UN Climate Summit, Head of Greenpeace Delegation, Martin Kaiser said:

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