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  • Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - July 26, 2013 at 15:43

    Virunga National Park, DRC. 10/11/2012 © Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph Stok

    The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth. New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing. 

    However this message does not reflect current science ... Read more >

  • “Walk The Talk” of investing in our youth

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - July 15, 2013 at 18:17

    The The stats are big: South Africa has some of the best renewable energy potential in the world; 12 million South Africans do not have access to a secure supply of electricity; 3.2 million young people in our country are unemployed and looking for wo... Read more >

  • 09 July 2013 Olusosum Dump Site

    Piles of rubbish at the Olusosum dump site. The site is government run by the agency Lagos Waste Management Authority ( LAWMA ) and is one of 6 sites taking in general waste from all over Lagos. E-waste is not allowed on site, but some does appear from the general waste collected. Local people make a living out of collecting and selling the waste for recycling. Some of the people live on site, too poor to pay for accommodation elsewhere. © Greenpeace / Kristian Buus


    Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and all the... Read more >

  • Building a global anti-coal movement

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - June 29, 2013 at 10:44

    More than 90% of South Africa’s electricity already comes from dirty, dangerous coal. So really, every time we use electricity, we are burning coal.

    But burning coal is one of the most destructive practices on the planet: polluting our air, wasting... Read more >

  • Runaway forest fires show how RSPO is not enough

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - June 28, 2013 at 13:45

    Forest Fires in Sumatra © Ulet  Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why Greenpeace is h... Read more >

  • Resolute’s lawsuit for $7 million aims to silence criticism

    Blogpost by Greenpeace Canada - June 21, 2013 at 15:22
    Greenpeace Canada promised today that it would not be silenced by a $7 million defamation lawsuit by the country’s largest logging company, Resolute Forest Products (TSX: RFP).

    Backed by a growing number of social justice, freedom of speech and e... Read more >

  • Will the World Bank act boldly?

    Blogpost by Kaisa Kosonen - June 20, 2013 at 17:07

    Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today.

    Following its groundbre... Read more >

  • Unplugging Coal

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - June 18, 2013 at 15:08

    The statistics are scary.

    Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world.

    The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep.

    In addition, a rece... Read more >

  • On Tuesday, the REN21 Global Status Report for 2012 was released, showing last year was a record-breaking year for renewable energy worldwide. This is despite policy makers dragging their feet about supporting ambitious renewable energy policies.

    The... Read more >

  • We can, must and should end the age of coal

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 12, 2013 at 17:36

    Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th of June with a... Read more >

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