News from Africa
We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.
Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations...
This weekend over 60 supporters of Greenpeace Africa created a human banner, which reads “Clean Energy Now” to mark the start of the final countdown to the Copenhagen climate talks in December.
Barack Obama's grandmother now has solar panels on the roof of her home in Kenya, compliments of Greenpeace.
In an open letter delivered to the DRC's Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism last Sunday, Greenpeace denounces the serious lack of transparency in implementation of forestry sector reform and requests urgent clarifications...
Greenpeace Africa wishes to congratulate Marc Ona Essangui from Gabon for winning the 2009 Goldman environmental prize. Marc is president and founder of the environmental NGO Brainforest and president of the network of NGOs called Environment Gabon.
As the G8 meeting in Italy ended with little progress on saving the climate, Greenpeace called for public pressure to demand that the world's wealthiest governments take decisive action on climate change.
Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.
Congratulations to one of the world's best photographers, Daniel Beltrá, who has often worked with us on forest and climate campaigns. He has just won the new Prince’s Rainforests Project Award at the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards.
Greenpeace demands an immediate stop to all shipments of plutonium Mixed-Oxide (MOX) fuel, following Areva’s announcement today of the largest ever MOX shipment’s route from France to Japan.
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