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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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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

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.

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...

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...

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.

Background Briefing - Bonn Climate Talks

Publication | 30 May, 2008 at 19:28

The next round of international climate negotiations will take place in Bonn, Germany from June 2 – 13, 2008. This will be the second such meeting since the launch of the Bali Action Plan (BAP) in Indonesia in December 2007. The plan, agreed by...

IPCC 4th Assessment Synthesis report

Press release | 17 November, 2007 at 18:39

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a stark warning that Governments need to take strong action for the climate when they meet in Bali to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol’s second phase in two weeks’ time,...

Hitting the emergency stop button on coal

Feature story | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

Before dawn this morning our activists occupied and took peaceful direct action to shut down a coal-fired power plant in Australia - locking onto the conveyor system to prevent coal from feeding the plant.

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...

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