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Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | December 28, 2009 at 19:56

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Greenpeace joins millions in global protest on climate

Feature story | October 23, 2009 at 22:00

Greenpeace activists in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg today placed banners on statues of famous South African leaders to urge President Jacob Zuma and other heads of state around the world to take leadership during the critical...

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | October 13, 2009 at 9:58

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.

South Africa could save billions and climate by switching to renewables

Feature story | October 12, 2009 at 22:00

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...

Clean Energy Now

Feature story | September 1, 2009 at 11:36

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.

Let the sun shine

Feature story | August 19, 2009 at 22:00

Barack Obama's grandmother now has solar panels on the roof of her home in Kenya, compliments of Greenpeace.

Forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Where's the Reform?

Feature story | July 30, 2009 at 7:19

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...

Marc Ona Essangui inspires us

Feature story | July 23, 2009 at 10:58

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.

Greenpeace paints South African coal ship

Feature story | July 9, 2009 at 22:00

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.

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | June 11, 2009 at 10:20

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.

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