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Pressing forward with Greenpeace Africa: gender parity worth emulating

Blog entry by Ngumfor Abinwi Ngwa | March 7, 2018

A question that keeps lurking in my mind in our competitive world is: “Does gender equality make the world a better place?” I will say YES! It’s saddening after how many years of women proving their worth to the world, that we keep...

Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a...

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 14:25

5 March 2018, Amsterdam - Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report.

Prisca Nafula Mayende: A Rural Activist Transforming Women’s Lives in Bungoma County

Blog entry by Hellen Dena | March 2, 2018

Prisca hails from a small village called Naigai in Bungoma County, Western Kenya. The  energetic mother of nine lives with her  husband and children on her 3.8 acre farm. Her husband works on another shamba (farm) owned by the family...

Greenpeace Africa Responds to Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development,...

Press release | February 27, 2018 at 17:00

In response to Minister Ambatobe’s statement, reported by RFI, in which he states that the moratorium does not concern the reinstated concessions, Greenpeace Africa Senior Forest Manager, Irene Wabiwa said:

Greenpeace hopes for stability and consistency for South Africa’s energy future

Press release | February 27, 2018 at 16:08

27 February 2018, Johannesburg – Last night’s cabinet reshuffle saw Jeff Radebe move from Minister in the Presidency to the critical position of Minister of Energy. Over the last year, the department of energy saw three ministers taking the...

A little more on plastics

Blog entry by Chemitei Janet | February 27, 2018

Plastic bags - what's not to love about them. They are cheap and lightweight enough for us to put anything in them, from food to clothes and so much more. Plastics are more or less a part of us, objects we find it hard to part with.

5 More Things Businesses Can Do Now That They’ve Realised #StrawsSuck

Blog entry by Angelo C Louw | February 26, 2018

The #StrawsSuck movement is gaining momentum the world over. Aiming to curb usage of single-use plastics, the campaign urges all individuals and businesses to stop using plastic straws – and many South African food franchises...

Greenpeace Africa urges NEMA to Seal Loopholes for Effective Plastic ban Implementation

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:36

Nairobi, 22nd February 2018 - Single use plastic carrier bags were banned in Kenya in August 28th last year, but six months later plastic bags in grocery stores and small scale traders have become the norm. Reports show that smugglers operating...

Greenpeace demands that Shell and Sasol show up at climate change and human rights...

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 17:15

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 February 2018 - This morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines unfurled a banner reading “PEOPLE AND PLANET, NOT PROFIT” from Shell’s Batangas oil refinery, sending a sharp reminder to Shell to...

Greenpeace Africa critiques the budget speech failure to support a new energy future

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 17:00

Johannesburg, 21 February 2018 - Responding to Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech, Greenpeace Africa’s Political Advisor, Happy Khambule has said:

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