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  • Blog also published on the Guardian's Sustainable Business Blog.

    I hope I am wrong. But in 2013, we can expect to witness more devastating extreme weather events, fuelled and supercharged by the destructive power of a warming planet brought about... Read more >

  • 2013: Boom or bust year for the energy revolution?

    Blogpost by Sven Teske - January 15, 2013 at 13:07 4 comments

    For many energy experts around the world, the New Year starts this coming week in Abu Dhabi at the World Future Energy Summit.

    This year, the summit is coupled with two political conferences dedicated to renewable energy: the Assembly of the Intern... Read more >

  • Going Gangnam, Greenpeace Style

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - December 19, 2012 at 8:56


    As Gangnam fever has swept the globe, not even the Rainbow Warrior was able to escape the madness. So while sailing out in the Indian Ocean, working to document and expose unsustainable and illegal fishing practices, the crew decided to c... Read more >

  • 2012 in Pictures

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - December 13, 2012 at 11:29 1 comment

    From solar-powered radio stations to staged nuclear spills in Cape Town, from bearing witness to deforestation in Cameroon to taking over Eskom’s management in Johannesburg and safeguarding Senegal's oceans, 2012 has been a momentous year for Greenpea... Read more >

  • Doha talks fail to meet the pace of climate change

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - December 10, 2012 at 11:51

    This time last year, the entire Greenpeace Africa team was in recovery after the end of the COP 17 UN climate negotiations, held in Durban. It was two weeks of craziness, protests, teach-ins, arrests and deportations, negotiators backtracking, people ... Read more >

  • Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

    Blogpost by Tommy Crawford, Greenpeace International - December 10, 2012 at 8:39

    Wow. We are just over 36 hours into our campaign calling on the world’s largest jeans manufacturer to Detox its products and supply chain, and already Levi’s resolve is unraveling at the seams.

    This is all thanks to YOUR help: More than 100,000 ... Read more >

  • Time for brands to walk the walk

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - December 6, 2012 at 11:41

    There is a sad irony in the fact that companies like Levi’s, who say they are devoted to making us feel good about our appearance, are in fact leaving behind an ugly toxic trail in the places where their clothes are manufactured.

    Levi’s isn’t alone... Read more >

  • Let’s give Levi’s 501,000 reasons to Detox

    Blogpost by Pierre Terras - December 6, 2012 at 10:08

    “From the way we make our products to how we run the company, we’re committed to restoring the environment. Consumers expect this from us, employees demand it, and the planet requires it.”

    This is a very honourable statement from Chip Bergh, Presiden... Read more >

  • Facts on the ground undermine Herakles’ Cameroonian PR offensive

    Blogpost by Greg Norman - November 22, 2012 at 15:39

    22 November 2012 Forest Clearing in Cameroon

    Clearing of trees in a concession area of Herakles Farm for a palm oil plantation. Herakles is pushing ahead with its plans for a huge palm oil plantation with complete disregard for the opposition of local people, who fear they will lose their farms and their livelihoods to the US-based corporation.


    Bruce Wrobel, the CEO of Herakles Farms, has long claimed that his company has a positive presence in Africa.

    Indeed it seems impossible to pick up a newspaper in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé without reading about one minor miracle or an... Read more >

  • Having your eco-say

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - November 21, 2012 at 15:25

    There’s often a misconception in our consumer society that the brands and companies we buy from have power over their consumers. “The customer is always right” only seemed to take you so far. But increasingly, brands are being held to account when t... Read more >

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