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Year in Pictures 2011 by Greenpeace

“…2011 was a year of incredible turmoil and of enormous triumph, demonstrating what is possible when people stand up for what they believe in. In 2003, in the run up to the war in Iraq, Time argued: “There are two forces in the world today – US military power, and world public opinion”. For nearly … Continue reading

European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban

Durban conference delivers breakthrough for climate The European Union welcomes the agreement reached at the UN climate conference in Durban as a historic breakthrough in the fight against climate change. After two weeks of negotiations, the 195 Parties to the UN climate change convention agreed on a roadmap, proposed by the EU, for drawing up … Continue reading

Watch it! Youth and civil society Occupied COP17 for several hours this afternoon in support of vulnerable countries, Africa and small island states.

Youth and civil society Occupied COP17 for several hours this afternoon Kumi Naidoo impromptu press conference COP17 just before being thrown out We hope in this final hours… The negotiators has the power in their hands… The rich nations… (Kumi Naidoo, born 1965, is a South African human rights activist and the International Executive Director … Continue reading

COP17 Durban – EU Press Conference Friday 9th 2011 No deal, Big countries are not coming to the board

No deal expectable in Durban. Those few big countries who obstacle the process still does not want to get on board of the global climate deal. World is still waiting for the small group of this big countries who has not committed yet on the roadmap. Seems to be money is still talking more loudly … Continue reading

Connie Hedegaard: “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”,”Climate change is even more serious problem than economic crisis”

Video Conversation between Anthony Giddens, Conni Hedegaard, Erna Solberg and Heidi Sørensen at ZERO11 Great video, discussion: about the truth regarding, climate change, global warming, renewing energy, UFCCC, COP17, CDM. As Connie said “The process is irritatingly slow and frustrating”. I have a strong feeling that if they fail again in Durban we need a … Continue reading

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: Stop the Clock on Kyoto’s Expiry!

Lord Prescott: “The clock is ticking on the Kyoto Protocol,” said the Parliamentary Assembly’s former rapporteur on climate change and signatory to the Kyoto Treaty. “Unless agreement is reached at Durban, the global agreement on targets and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions negotiated at Kyoto will almost certainly expire without any binding targets or … Continue reading

COP17 Durban: Video interview with Patricia Espinosa by Andrea Arzaba

Patricia Espinosa, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Mexico and President of the last year COP16 Mexico Talks, speaking to Andrea Arzaba of adoptanegotiator.org at COP17 in Durban. Please watch and listen the video interview made by this always sparkling and smiling young Mexican journalist girl Andrea. Dear Patricia: this is the right approach and brings … Continue reading

MEDIA STATEMENT by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in reaction to IPCC Special Report

MEDIA STATEMENT by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in reaction to IPCC Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), launched 18 November in Kampala (Bonn, 18 November 2011) – “The new IPCC report is a stark reminder of the extent to which rising greenhouse gas … Continue reading

Step-by-step to Durban and Beyond

Only weeks before the Conference of the Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa is set to begin, Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, was in Brussels for the Robert Schuman lecture, organized by the Lisbon Council. Ms. Figueres outlined the priorities for the CoP 17 and urged civil society, business, and nations to do … Continue reading

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