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Standard Bank Sets The Record Straight on Financing Lamu

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 9:48

NAIROBI - KENYA - South Africa's Standard Bank has stated they will not fund the proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya. This comes despite reports that they were a major project funder, as included in the bank’s annual report of 2015.

Youths demand a better Farming System as Kenya Celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 17, 2017 at 13:47

Nairobi, 16 October, 2017: As Kenya celebrates the World Food Day (WFD) today, youths from eight Kenyan universities have converged, at the Louis Leaky Auditorium- Nairobi National Museum, to debate on issues that the Government of Kenya needs to...

Greenpeace Africa and stakeholders discuss solutions to ailing forest management in...

Press release | October 16, 2017 at 12:23

Douala, 16 October 2017 - A High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach to forest management has been at the center of discussions between Greenpeace Africa and environmental stakeholders in a working session held on Monday in Douala. The workshop, taking...

Greenpeace slams nuclear power station authorisation

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 23:54

Responding to the decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to grant Eskom authorisation for the construction and operation of a nuclear power station at Duynefontein, north of Koeberg, in the Western Cape, Melita Steele, Senior Climate...

Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the...

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 12:06

Douala, 13 October 2017: The Greenpeace ship – The Esperanza - has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic...

Africa's largest Wind farm will reduce reliance on fossil fuels in Kenya

Press release | October 11, 2017 at 7:25

Nairobi, 11th October, 2017: Kenya has doubled its efforts to take up renewable energy by building an epic wind farm. Lake Turkana wind power project becomes the largest wind farm in Africa with a capacity of 310 megawatts - enough to power up...

Statoil exploration threatens biodiversity of Algoa Bay

Press release | September 19, 2017 at 9:43

Johannesburg, 19 September - Norwegian multinational oil and gas company, Statoil’s a newly acquired East Algoa exploration licence is located just a few kilometres east of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, an area labelled as a marine biodiversity...

Greenpeace’s Project Sunshine delivers in Diepsloot

Press release | September 8, 2017 at 16:05

Johannesburg, 8 September – After a successful crowdfunding campaign that exceeded the R100 000 target, Greenpeace Africa and the Philile Foundation’s commitment to install solar streetlights in Diepsloot will be met tomorrow when the solar...

Greenpeace calls on AGRF to rethink its Approach to Agriculture in Africa

Press release | September 6, 2017 at 9:32

Nairobi, 6th September 2017 - The seventh edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2017 under the theme ‘Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture’ is hosted in Abidjan from...

Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Move to Ban Plastic Bags in Kenya

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 10:05

Nairobi, 28 August 2017 – Greenpeace Africa has lauded Kenya’s move to ban plastic bags starting end of this month. Reacting to the news that the ban will take effect on 28th August and that the government has ruled out extension of the order...

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