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Nuclear Power - Energy Insecurity

Publication | 7 March, 2008 at 1:00

The world today is confronted with dangerous climate change, threatening the lives of millions of people and the ecological integrity of the entire planet. Epxerts warn that fundamental changes must be made to energy production and use within...

Nuclear power - undermining action on climate change

Publication | 7 March, 2008 at 17:09

A briefing paper on why nuclear power is an expensive and dangerous distraction from the real solutions to climate change. Greenhouse gas reduction targets can only be met through using the proven alternatives of renewable energy technologies...

Forests for Climate - brochure (2nd edition)

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 1:00

Forests for Climate is a landmark proposal for an international funding mechanism to protect tropical forests. The mechanism would become part of the second phase of the Kyoto (post-2012) agreement on climate change. If countries commit to...

Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism (TDERM): A Discussion Paper

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 1:00

Tropical deforestation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, threatens biological diversity, and has devastating impacts upon forest dependent peoples. Human induced climate change is projected to cause significant adverse effects on...

Forests for Climate - fact sheet

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 21:05

Protecting the world’s remaining tropical forests is a key part of the solution to tackling the climate crisis. Tropical forests, the "lungs of the earth" are giant carbon stores. When they are destroyed through logging or burning, this carbon is...

Geneva Car Show CO2 Emissions Per Car

Publication | 14 March, 2008 at 1:00

At the Geneva Car Show, the manufacturers tried to show their 'green' credentials. As this spreadsheet shows, they failed.

Africa’s Forests - Vital for our Climate

Publication | 14 March, 2008 at 13:12

Forests are vital in regulating the climate - locally, regionally and globally. Africa's intact rainforests act as a regulator of rainfall for the region. Moreover they act as a brake on further acceleration of climate change by serving as a vast...

CO2 Emissions at the Geneva Motor Swow

Publication | 14 March, 2008 at 14:55

Background document with data on the most polluting cars, as well as the brand averages of cars from the ACEA members (the European automobile manufacturers association) at the Geneva motor show.

Bush’s Major Emitters Meeting in Europe: A dead end for climate change

Publication | 16 April, 2008 at 2:00

A briefing paper on the Major Economies Meeting

Closing Time For Overfishing - Creating Pacific High Seas Marine Reserves

Publication | 21 May, 2008 at 2:00

Three distinct high seas areas exist within the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), entirely bound by the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of surrounding island nations. These high seas enclaves, colloquially known as “donut holes” or “high...

Driving Climate Change - How the Car Industry is attempting the thwart CO2 emission...

Publication | 26 May, 2008 at 2:00

This autumn, the European Parliament and Council of Ministers are expected to cast their final votes on fuel efficiency standards for cars. If the European Union does not effectively legislate for greater fuel efficiency, it is in danger of...

Food Security and Climate Change: The Answer is Biodiversity

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 2:00

Climate change will profoundly affect agriculture worldwide.Food security in many countries is under threat from unpredictable changes in rainfall and more frequent extremeweather. Farmers in poorer countries with harsh climateconditions will...

G8 and Climate Change - Whats the Story?

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 2:00

Climate change is the greatest threat humanity faces, and has mainly been caused by G8 countries: Over 80 percent of the emissions in the atmosphere today have been produced by the G8. These countries still emit more than 40 percent of global CO2...

Solar Generation V - 2008

Publication | 1 September, 2008 at 2:00

Solar Electricity for over One Billion People and 2 Million Jobs by 2020

Energy Revolution 2008 - Executive Summary

Publication | 27 October, 2008 at 1:00

This is a 16 page summary of the report that provides a blueprint showing how to apply existing technologies to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, whilst allowing for an increase in energy consumption. The report is divided into 10 regional...

Energy Revolution 2008

Publication | 27 October, 2008 at 1:00

This report provides a blueprint showing how to apply existing technologies to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, whilst allowing for an increase in energy consumption. The report is divided into 10 regional reports, with a global summary. It...

Energy Revolution 2008 - Launch Brief

Publication | 27 October, 2008 at 1:00

In these times of economic crisis, the need to support Greenpeace’s ‘Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable World Energy Outlook’ takes on an increased impetus, as it shows how tackling climate change by investing in renewable energy systems and...

Nuclear power - Undermining climate protection

Publication | 3 November, 2008 at 10:23

There is a clear scientific consensus that we must halve global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050 or suffer changes to the global climate with catastrophic consequences. Avoiding the most severe impacts of climate change requires governments...

Energy [R]evolution vs. IEA World Energy Outlook

Publication | 12 November, 2008 at 1:00

World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2008 for the first time takes the climate crisis really into account and develops two alternative scenarios. While Greenpeace welcomes this approach, the scenarios lack a long-term projection to 2050 and beyond. Both...

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 27 November, 2008 at 1:00

Traditionally considered the cheapest fuel around, the market price for coal ignores its most significant impacts. These so-called "external costs" manifests themselves as damages such as respiratory diseases, mining accidents, acid rain, smog...

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