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Why we’re sailing into the Congo Basin forest!

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | October 25, 2017

By Mike Fincken A muddy carpet of water rolls out hundreds of miles into the ocean from the second largest river in the world. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is touched by the Congo Basin long before land is sighted. We are...

Standard Bank Sets The Record Straight on Financing Lamu

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 9:48

NAIROBI - KENYA - South Africa's Standard Bank has stated they will not fund the proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya. This comes despite reports that they were a major project funder, as included in the bank’s annual report of 2015.

Youths demand a better Farming System as Kenya Celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 17, 2017 at 13:47

Nairobi, 16 October, 2017: As Kenya celebrates the World Food Day (WFD) today, youths from eight Kenyan universities have converged, at the Louis Leaky Auditorium- Nairobi National Museum, to debate on issues that the Government of Kenya needs to...

Greenpeace Africa and stakeholders discuss solutions to ailing forest management in...

Press release | October 16, 2017 at 12:23

Douala, 16 October 2017 - A High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach to forest management has been at the center of discussions between Greenpeace Africa and environmental stakeholders in a working session held on Monday in Douala. The workshop, taking...

Greenpeace slams nuclear power station authorisation

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 23:54

Responding to the decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant Eskom authorisation for the construction and operation of a nuclear power station at Duynefontein, north of Koeberg, in the Western Cape, Melita Steele, Senior Climate...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | October 13, 2017

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the...

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 12:06

Douala, 13 October 2017: The Greenpeace ship – The Esperanza - has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic...

Africa's largest Wind farm will reduce reliance on fossil fuels in Kenya

Press release | October 11, 2017 at 7:25

Nairobi, 11th October, 2017: Kenya has doubled its efforts to take up renewable energy by building an epic wind farm. Lake Turkana wind power project becomes the largest wind farm in Africa with a capacity of 310 megawatts - enough to power up...

Precious intact forests in the Congo must be protected

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | October 5, 2017

A source of water, food, and shelter the Congo Basin is life to many people and creatures. It is one of the world's largest tropical forests and is the fourth largest carbon reservoir in the world - meaning it locks away vast amounts...

Statoil exploration threatens biodiversity of Algoa Bay

Press release | September 19, 2017 at 9:43

Johannesburg, 19 September - Norwegian multinational oil and gas company, Statoil’s a newly acquired East Algoa exploration licence is located just a few kilometres east of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, an area labelled as a marine biodiversity...

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