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TODAY: Conditions "harsh and disproportionate" for red-carpet activists and Sea...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | January 7, 2010

Coverage in Spain and European free dailies continued yesterday on the campaign to release the four red-carpet activists in Copenhagen. Spanish news documented the condition of Juan Lopez de Uralde in prison as "thinner than usual",...

Copenhagen Diary 10 |Leadership Crisis : neither “Seal the Deal” nor “Bend the Trend”

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 22, 2009

It was super cold on Friday late evening. After the “climate shame” photo shoot I left Oksnehallen Hall in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district – the alternative venue given to NGOs, civil society and observers by the Danish Foreign...

New report reveals how climate change will severely affect Philippine freshwater...

Feature story | December 21, 2009 at 7:00

A new report launched by Greenpeace today details how climate change will severely affect the country’s freshwater resources in the coming years, aggravating projected water crises, unless effective adaptation measures are urgently put in place.

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while politicians flee climate crime scene

Feature story | December 20, 2009 at 7:00

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to our crashing of the Head of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit, while the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to...

Historic opportunity to stop climate chaos squandered in Copenhagen

Press release | December 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace strongly condemned the arrogance of the heads of state from the world¹s most powerful countries for presenting a ‘take it or leave¹ deal to the Copenhagen Climate Summit. Whilst en route to the airport they claimed the deal was done,...

Copenhagen a cop-out

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 8:22

Two years has passed since world leaders promised all of us a deal to stop climate change. After two weeks of UN negotiations, politicians breezed in, had dinner with the Queen, a three hour lunch, took some photos and then delivered what could...

Drowned rats

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

World leaders are scurrying to the Copenhagen airport like rats fleeing a sinking ship. You’d think they were all in the Maldives right now or something, and they could see the water closing in over their heads (if you’ll permit me to...

Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | December 19, 2009 at 7:00

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

World leader cop-out leads to failure

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

It's a gut-busting, heart-breaking cop-out and I'm so very, very angry although sadly not very surprised. The exhaustion we're all feeling in the Greenpeace team only adds to the appalling sense of frustration - our leaders swanned in...

Copenhagen: Blow by blow

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While we're waiting to hear the announcements from Copenhagen - here's a blow by blow account of what's happened at the Summit...

Copenhagen Diary 9 | Between the Debate and Speeches

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

There has been snowing since Wednesday night. All Copenhagen landscape turned white. I was on the bus no 250S to Gladsaxe Stadium outside Copenhagen’ city center with Khun Amarit(Mum) – news reporter from Thailand’s Public Broadcasting...

Copenhagen Diary 8 | Crackdown

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

On December 16 as Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now activists planned to enter the COP15 venue and stage “People’s Assembly”, the access has been highly restricted. Metro station at the Bella Center was closed. More...

Hanging out for a FAB deal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009 2 comments

While our mock head of state was crashing the Queen's dinner party , other Greenpeace volunteers were out on the streets of Copenhagen, climbing lamp posts to carry on our theme of the day - politicians talk, leaders act. Hailing from...

Greenpeace "Head of State" crashes Queen’s dinner to send a message to world leaders

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

Tomorrow is the last day of the UN climate summit and, by all accounts, the negotiations have descended into complete chaos. The voice of civil society has been increasingly marginalized. There has been no leadership from the developed...

Leaked documents prove current climate offers are crap

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009 1 comment

With the Copenhagen talks going nowhere fast, a leaked document ( pdf ) has caused some excitement here in the Greenpeace office and throughout the campaigning fraternity here in the Danish capital. Actually, that's probably an...

Kumi reflects on Copenhagen from the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 17, 2009

Our Executive Director and chair of the tcktcktck campaign, Kumi Naidoo, writes from the Rainbow Warrior II in Copenhagen. Kumi is pictured above (second from the left) with the ship's captain and crew. Dear Colleagues and Friends...

An open letter to Barack Obama

Feature story | December 17, 2009 at 13:19

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Barack Obama on the eve of his departure for Copenhagen for the COP15 climate talks.

Copenhagen Diary 7 | Flopenhagen

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 17, 2009

“We want Copenhagen to not be remembered as a ‘Flopenhagen’, we want a Hopenhagen.” That was the closing remark of Kumi Naidoo – Greenpeace International Executive Director at the side event on the 1st day of the COP15 to demand the...

Copenhagen Diary 6 | Undemocratic fashions inside the Bella Center

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Late morning on Sunday, I was asked by Penchom Tang and Kingkorn Narinthon Na Ayutthaya- Thai Working Group for Climate Justice’s colleagues to help taking 9 community leaders from Thailand to participate in “Hit the Production” action...

Code REDD

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Discussions at these climate talks are often in a highly specialized language that some of us like to call “Alphabet Soup” – because it is conducted almost entirely in acronyms. One such cup o’ soup we’ve been hearing a lot about...

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