This year will see an intensive round of international negotiations, culminating in the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December as governments thrash out a deal to combat climate change.

This briefing outlines why nuclear power is a woefully inadequate response to the climate crisis and how, in contrast, renewable energy and greater energy efficiency can deliver in time to tackle climate change, without any of the dangers posed by nuclear power.

The Kyoto Protocol

Today, coal is used to produce nearly 40% of the world

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world

A multitude of new scientific findings and empirical evidence show the rate of climate change is surpassing the International Panel on Climate Change

The idea that countries at the climate change negotiations in Poznan should

The ecological, political, and financial stars are aligned for governments to take meaningful action on behalf of the climate, forests, and impoverished communities around the world.

This paper presents an overview of issues related to the design of policies that aim to reduce emissions from deforestation in developing countries from within the international climate change regime. It concludes by presenting a proposal for a funding
mechanism to effectively incentivise and reward efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation, principally in tropical developing countries.

Greenpeace supports a planetary rescue package as described in the