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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...

IPCC AR4 briefing - Millions at Risk

Publication | 31 March, 2007 at 19:07

There is a fundamental injustice at the heart of the climate change problem. The first and worst impacts of climate change are being felt by the poor in the developing world. Drought in sub-Saharan Africa, floods in China and India, and a near...

Climate Change - Nuclear not the answer

Publication | 30 April, 2007 at 14:45

While the nuclear industry’s 1950s dream of clean energy that would be too cheap to meter lies in economic and environmental tatters that same industry is now desperately trying to convince us that it is the solution to climate change. While the...

Briefing: IPCC background

Publication | 30 April, 2007 at 16:08

The IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1988. At the time it was recognised that climate change was a serious issue and that world leaders would need unbiased...

Briefing: Key outcomes IPCC, 4th assessment report, Working Group III

Publication | 4 May, 2007 at 2:00

Summary of key outcomes of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report, Working Group III on ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’ Bangkok, May 2007

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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...

How committed are we?

Publication | 3 December, 2009 at 14:22

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

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.

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.

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...

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...

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