Copenhagen climate summit: Greenpeace demands

Copenhagen climate summit: Greenpeace demands 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. Greenpeace calls on governments gathering in Copenhagen for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Summit in December 2009, to agree the following: Legally binding emissions reduction obligations for industrialised countries, as a group, of at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2020, at least three quarters of which need to be met by domestic action; Mitigation actions for developing countries in the spirit of a gradual widening, deepening and strengthening of the contributions from members of the UNFCCC, to achieve a 15-30% deviation from business as usual growth by 2020; and A funding mechanism for ending gross deforestation and associated emissions in all developing countries by 2020, and achieving zero deforestation by 2015 in priority areas, such as the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and the Paradise forests.