The Pearl River, China

Two formidable challenges seem to overarch agriculture and food production in this century: how to end hunger and how to keep global warming at a level that will allow humanity and the agroecosystems we depend upon to adapt in a noncatastrophic way.

The most commonly-known f-gases are the early, so-called first generation F-gases: the CFCs that destroyed the ozone layer and were banned by the Montreal Protocol. However, in the race to save the ozone layer, the use of their second generation cousins was accelerated: HCFCs, now also banned under the Montreal Protocol.

The climate crisis and the financial crisis are not two competing issues that need to be addressed separately by the world community. The solution to one is, in fact, the answer to the other. Investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy helps the economy by increasing employment in the power sector, while reducing energy costs and easing the over-use of precious natural resources.

This latest report is on Arctic and the Antractic under assault from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change, from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

The full legal text of the NGO Copenhagen Treaty written by a team of 47 experts from environment and development groups across the world, including Greenpeace.It is a work in progress, but is meant to encourage and provoke countries into thinking hard about the level of ambition, scope and detail that needs to be agreed in Copenhagen, the path to get us there and what comes afterwards.

Greenpeace exposed the pilfering in Japan

Greenpeace exposed the pilfering in Japan

This new report by Greenpeace International, European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) and IEA SolarPACES outlines how under an advanced industry development scenario, concentrating solar power, could meet up to 7% of the world

There is an urgent need for bold action on a global scale to bring greenhouse gas emissions down as close to zero as possible by mid-century in order to avoid catastrophic change - and all countries will need to participate in this effort. One of the most crucial issues in future agreements will be the question of who does what by when.