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  • What are our delegates doing at Poznan?

    The first week of the UN climate change talks in Poznan, Poland are coming to an end, and so far, the 30-strong Australian delegation has remained resolutely silent during the sessions. According to my contacts on the ground at the meeting, the Australian delegates have hardly said a word – apart from suggesting time-wasting agenda…

  • Poznan day 7: Voices of the climate affected

    This post is from Paul Yaqona, one of our Pacific representatives in Poznan. The Poznan meeting has a bunch of ‘side events’ (including one by Greenpeace on our Forests for Climate proposal). I’ve been to the ‘Local Mitigation and Adaptation Measures of Indigenous Peoples’ side event – and it proved to be a fantastic eye-opener…

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  • Poznan day 8: Forests Are More Than Just Carbon Sticks

    Paul Winn, our climate and forests campaigner, is in Poznan to talk about the Greenpeace Forests for Climate proposal. The world’s forests are more than just carbon sticks and a market offset approach won’t do much to ensure real emissions reductions to help avert catastrophic climate change. Greenpeace proposes a solution that addresses the need…

  • An Ill Wind Blows For Aussie Workers

    As Australian government delegates do nothing in Poznan, our unsupported renewables industry starts to close down back home. Last night, ABC-TV’s 7.30 Report program revealed that hundreds of Australian wind industry employees are about to be sacked, thanks to government inaction on renewables target promises. And there’s a bitter irony. In the same town as…

  • The Coal Industry’s Christmas Joke

    One thing I always associate with Christmas is terrible jokes. It might be that and awful gag has just fallen out of a broken cracker or, after a bit too much brandy, Dad decides to update us on how his comedy act is coming along. But the coal industry have outdone us all this Christmas…

  • Rudd's climate emissions shock and awe hits Greenpeace

    People in the Greenpeace office in Sydney are still in shock that Australian PM Kevin Rudd has just announced an atrocious emissions target of 5% by 2020. Staff and volunteers put their heads up over the partitions, mouths agape, when the news went around. This is one of those moments that puts a very powerful…

  • Rudd’s climate placebo: a 5% target

    On Friday, Kevin Rudd announced over half a billion dollars in funding for the NSW coal industry. Today, he announced an emissions reduction target and an emissions trading scheme that will have virtually no impact on reducing emissions and will give billions in handouts to the big polluters. This is a climate action plan that…

    Greenpeace Australia Pacific
  • Take part in climate protests around the country

    Following the apalling betrayal from Kevin Rudd yesterday, there are climate change protests springing up all over the country. They’re being organised by grassroots community groups who have asked us to promote them as widely as possible. So if you want to let your outrage be felt, get out there and get involved. Or if…

  • Japanese heed tales from Australian whaler

    Australians love their whales. They might be surprised to know that this is not just the season when Japan’s whaling fleet goes to the Southern Ocean, it is also the whale watching season around Japan. Australia’s last whaling Captain, Paddy Hart, went to Tokyo a few weeks ago, to try to convince Japanese people that…