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The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 27 November, 2008 at 15:00

Coal burning has existed for centuries, and its use as a fuel has been recorded since the 1100s. It powered the Industrial Revolution, changing the course of first Britain, and then the world, in the process. In the US, the first coal-fired power...

A shared vision for the future

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 1:00

One of the key issues that will be discussed by Ministers at the climate talks in Poznan is a ‘shared vision’ as agreed under the Bali Action Plan: ‘A shared vision for long-term cooperative action, including a long-term global goal for emission...

POZNAN 2008: Time to Get Serious about Climate Change

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 1:00

In Copenhagen, governments must set the world on a course to avoid the potentially catastrophic risks posed by climate change. The Copenhagen agreement must have the highest probability of keeping global mean temperature increase as far below 2ºC...

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...

Getting Serious about Nuclear Power - Too little, too late, too expensive – and too...

Publication | 29 November, 2008 at 16:55

Nuclear energy’s ‘contribution’ to fighting climate change would come too late (long after 2020), with huge costs (US$ 10 trillion) and would create a myriad of other serious hazards related to accidents, waste and proliferation. These large...

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...

Food Security and Climate Change

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

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

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...

Location of Mato Grosso in the Amazon region

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:14

The Amazon rainforest is home to the most diverse ecosystem on earth, as well as millions of indigenous peoples. It is under grave threat from being cleared and burned primarily for cattle pastures. Deforestation not only destroys biodiversity...

Green power for electric cars: Development of policy recommendations to harvest the...

Publication | 8 February, 2009 at 1:00

Contrary to the trends in most other sectors, greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector are still increasing, and are predicted to grow further in the coming years, at current policies. As there is no simple solution to the challenge of...

Open Letter to Mohamed ElBaradei

Publication | 2 March, 2009 at 1:00

The open letter addressed to Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEADirector General. The letter is signed by representatives of GreenpeaceInternational (The Netherlands), Citizens Nuclear Information Center(Japan) and Green Action (Japan).

Open Letter to en route countries

Publication | 4 March, 2009 at 1:00

The open letter addressed to governments of (potential) en-route states of the largest ever plutonium MOX shipment from France to Japan (scheduled to leave 6 March 2009).

Copenhagen Climate Summit-Greenpeace Demands (Full Version)

Publication | 23 March, 2009 at 1:00

This year will see an intensive round of international negotiations, culminating in the Copenhagen ClimateChange Summit in December as governmentsthrash out a deal to combat climate change. Thisrepresents the best chance we have of reversingcurren...

REDD and the effort to limit global warming to 2°C

Publication | 30 March, 2009 at 2:00

The impact of implementing REDD (Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) in the context of a global effort to combat climate change.

The economics of 2 °C and REDD in carbon markets

Publication | 30 March, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace summary of KEA3 report: "REDD and the effort to limit global warming to 2°C: Implications for including REDD credits in the international carbon market"(The full report is available here.)

Uncertainty and High Economic Risk: The Net Present Value of an investment in nuclear...

Publication | 17 April, 2009 at 2:00

Fact: investing in wind power is far more profitable thaninvesting in nuclear power

Nuclear Power: a dangerous waste of time

Publication | 20 April, 2009 at 2:00

The nuclear power industry is attempting to exploit the climate crisis by aggressively promoting nuclear technology as a “low-carbon” means of generating electricity. Nuclear power claims to be safe,cost-effective and able meet the world’s energy...

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

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