Greenpeace Africa's Blog

Blogs from around Africa.

  • An arid landscape shot from The Weather Gods documentary.

     

    Greenpeace Africa will be putting our climate and all the problems it’s facing on the big screen during COP17, with our Environmental Film Festival that will be running throughout the conference.

    The Festival (powered entirely by solar and ... Read more >

  • IPCC report: Extreme weather is fuelled by climate change

    Blogpost by Brian Blomme, Greenpeace International - November 22, 2011 at 13:18 1 comment

    Flood Documentation in Bangkok

    A buddhist monk paddles a small boat through the flooded temple compound. Flood waters are now threatening the country, experiencing it's worst flooding in 50 years. Greenpeace warned that intensifying climate impacts coupled with unsustainable development could bear heavy economic costs, damage agriculture and pollute water sources in Southeast Asia. © Athit Perawongmetha / Greenpeace

     

    For the first time, climate scientists have teamed up with experts in disaster risk management on a report on climate change, which found that the consequences of climate change on people around the world are going to increase.

    The inescapa... Read more >

  • Map of where to find our Solar Tent.

    With COP17 being held on African soil for the first time this year, Greenpeace Africa will be filling the Durban beach front with an extensive range of green activities, open for public entertainment and educati... Read more >

  • The Future Of The Forests in Poetry competition closes with great success

    Blogpost by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule - November 18, 2011 at 12:34

    Children of the village of Bamande work hard in the forest carrying heavy planks of wood.
    © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    The The Future of Forests in Poetry contest organized by Greenpeace Africa in Democratic Republic of Congo, was a gre... Read more >

  • The Wind-Chime Project: Let The Wind Power Your Voice

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies - November 17, 2011 at 12:50 6 comments

    Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether, and what better way to hear the wind’s power, than by constructing a massive, ... Read more >

  • Fish around a FAD in the Pacific Ocean

    School of fish around a fish aggregation device or FAD in the Western Pacific. In addition to a total ban on purse seine fishing using FADs, Greenpeace is calling on members of the WCPFC to reduce by half the regional tuna catches and close all four Pacific high seas pockets from fishing. These measures are needed to save the remaining commercially valuable tuna stocks from collapse. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

     

    Greenpeace has again shed light on the careless and wasteful fishing practices that are rife throughout our oceans with the release of shocking new video footage, captured by a tuna industry whistleblower.

    The video footage that was release... Read more >

  • Top Spot for HP in New Guide to Greener Electronics

    Blogpost by Eoin Dubsky, Greenpeace International - November 9, 2011 at 12:45

    We just released a new version of the Guide to Greener Electronics. This time ranking 15 gadget and electronics companies on energy, greener products and sustainable operations. HP takes the lead at 5.9 out of a possible 10 points, followe... Read more >

  • This weekend, Greenpeace will be casting some bright, solar-powered light over all the ways we can use renewables now!

    We're hosting a renewable energy-powered picnic at Soweto's Mofolo Park from 10am on Saturday 12 November.

    We will be showcasing... Read more >

  • Stolen Futures: Conflicts and Logging in Congo's Rainforests - the case of Danzer

    Blogpost by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International - November 8, 2011 at 11:53 1 comment

    Logging truck on the Siforco road

    Logging truck on the Siforco road between Engengele and Kpenge in the confession K-8 near Bumba. © Thomas Einberger / Greenpeace

     

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violence associated with logging companies is not uncommon, but evidence and testimonies collected by Greenpeace show that the Yalisika community of Bosanga was punished with exceptional violence... Read more >

  • Kusile: Climate Killer

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - November 7, 2011 at 9:34 10 comments

    Greenpeace Action at Kusile Power Plant, South Africa

    Greenpeace activists chain themselves to the front gate of the construction site of Kusile coal plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa, in protest of South Africa's addiction to coal power. © Greenpeace / Shayne Robinson

     

    Today, Greenpeace Africa has brought something very far away from the minds of most South Africans to the top of talking trends. "Confronting Kusile" is the phrase making the rounds online this morning, and it's got many regular South Africa... Read more >

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