News from Africa
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.
Like other South Africans, Saul Margolis of Johannesburg must be happy that Trevor Manual included his "Tips to Trevor" proposal to impose taxes on incandescent light bulbs in his budget speech.
Greenpeace today marked the opening of its office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by welcoming Congolese officials aboard its ship, the Arctic Sunrise, currently docked in Matadi, the country's principal port for timber exports.
Greenpeace Africa opened its first office in Johannesburg today, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...
Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...
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