Climate stories: environment, colonial legacies and systemic change - Part 2

Posted by Anna Lau — 1 December 2015 at 5:08pm - Comments
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Feliciano Valencia, member of the Colombian group ACIN

In part one of this series guest blogger Anna Lau explained the importance of tackling legacies of colonialism if we are to achieve meaningful action on climate change. In part two, Anna recounts what she has learnt from a grassroots movement in Colombia which is doing just that.

5 things you need to know about the climate talks, COP21

Posted by Fran G — 9 November 2015 at 5:24pm - Comments

1.  What is COP21?

Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (‘COP21′, as it’s known). They’re meeting in Paris to try and agree a global legally binding climate treaty.

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Join Greenpeace at the People's March for Climate!

Posted by alice.hunter — 15 October 2015 at 5:09pm - Comments
'March of the Polar Bears' caption with picture of polar bear
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March of the Polar Bears

This December, world leaders will gather in Paris for COP 21 - a global climate conference convened by the United Nations. As these global leaders sit down to negotiate about climate change, people like you will be gathering together around the world to stand up for the climate - join us in London on Sunday 29th November!

Slideshow: the road to Copenhagen

Posted by jossc — 19 November 2009 at 11:19am - Comments

Climate change is a global problem - one which demands cooperation and action from the world's heads of government. And for that to happen, we need world leaders to attend the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen next month.

Where are our leaders letting us down?

Posted by graham — 6 November 2009 at 3:49pm - Comments

Earlier this week more than 20 Greenpeace volunteers climbed the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to tell governments meeting here ahead of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen to "save the climate".

Yesterday Ed Miliband added his voice to the chorus coming from many EU and US officials saying that he's concluded that there won’t be a legally binding agreement at Copenhagen next month. By his measure a proper deal faces a delay of at least six months, and probably more.

From this it would seem that warm words and a warming world are now all we can look forward to from the UN climate summit in Copenhagen. Over the past few weeks our political leaders have scrambled to lower expectations. This statement marks a new low. A year ago Copenhagen was going to be it, our best opportunity to avoid unprecedented climatic disaster. Now, we are being told it will be talks about more talks.

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