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Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | February 5, 2016

We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It's the...

Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of...

Press release | January 22, 2016 at 17:14

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in fines and more than 400,000 FCFA in...

Greenpeace reaction following the plastic bag ban in Senegal

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 10:57

Following the ban of certain type of plastique bags in Senegal, Marie Suzanne Traoré, Ocean Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa, declares:

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 20, 2016

The New Year’s storms have brought a lurid, unmissable reminder to UK beaches, with thousands of  bright pink detergent bottles  being churned up by the sea. As waves of highly-visible plastic trash hit British beaches, it’s a timely...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 4, 2016

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

050 - New DR Congo legislation undermines COP pledges on forest protection

Press release | December 17, 2015 at 13:25

Kinshasa, December 17 2015 - A damaging new forest law in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will threaten the livelihoods of communities and contradicts all the public promises made by the government at the recent COP 21 climate summit in...

Greenpeace Africa reacts to verdict on DR Congo torture case in Yalisika

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 14:16

Kinshasa, 16 December 2015 - Five policemen and soldiers have finally been convicted for their role in a vicious attack against community members protesting against an industrial logging company in a Congolese village in 2011, but many involved...

Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 18:00

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene's shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact...

New 050 forest law: A law to protect or a licence to destroy?

Blog entry by imaerten | December 14, 2015

During COP21, the climate top in Paris, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo seem to have sent a troubling double message: We will protect the Congo Basin by passing a law that - ironically, will benefit those who destroy...

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace Responds to Final Climate Deal

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 10:22

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said: “It sometimes seems that the countries of the United Nations can unite on nothing, but nearly two hundred countries have...

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