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UNESCO fails to protect Cameroon’s Dja Reserve from multiple threats including the...

Feature story | August 23, 2016 at 9:54

Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve, created in 1950, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its outstanding plant and wildlife biodiversity. The Reserve constitutes habitat for fourteen species of primate including Western Lowland...

Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | August 18, 2016

As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it,...

Renewable Energy Champions

Image gallery | August 16, 2016

World Ocean's Day

Image gallery | August 16, 2016

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 8, 2016

This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in...

My vote will change the world

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | August 1, 2016

I have voted once in my life, this will be the second vote I am casting, I will vote for the same political party as I did the first time I voted. Voting in 2016 is worth it. I am afraid but I can see the events are calling for my vote...

It’s election time! Since 1994, what progress?

Blog entry by Stanley Mbatha | August 1, 2016

Eish! Its Local Election time again… What do they mean to me? I have voted in every single election since 1994, it’s all about bread and butter issues unlike national elections. I remember voting for the first time, having been born...

Climate change and renewable energy: Where does your favorite party stand?

Feature story | August 1, 2016 at 8:56

In light of the catastrophic threats posed by climate change, Greenpeace has analysed the top three political party’s manifesto’s to understand their stance on clean energy, and climate change. The impacts of climate change have already been felt...

3 of SA’s top Five Retailers commit to Lobby for an Enabling Framework for Renewable...

Press release | July 28, 2016 at 15:21

Johannesburg, 27 July 2016 - Massmart, Pick n Pay and Woolworths have indicated their commitment to lobby for an enabling framework that will allow for renewable energy expansion in South Africa at a round table discussion organised by Greenpeace...

Eskom's anti renewable energy campaign puts profits before the people of South Africa

Press release | July 22, 2016 at 11:16

22 July 2016, Johannesburg - Reacting to the media reports regarding the letter written by Eskom’s board chair Ben Ngubane stating that Eskom will not sign any power purchase agreements with private producers after the current round is finalized...

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