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  • What to expect during COP22 - our expectations for the results

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan - November 7, 2016 at 11:33

    With the Paris Agreement coming into force the week before this big UN climate meeting, the timing couldn’t be better for swiftly moving forward.

    Paris accelerates the transition to the zero carbon economy that is already underway. People aro... Read more >

  • The inevitable transformation - why swift action is needed to stay below 1.5

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan - November 7, 2016 at 11:20

    Last year, 197 countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Today (November 4th) it comes into force, in one of the fastest ratifications of any international agreement.

    In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, Greenpeace activists create a solar symbol around the world-famous Arc de Triomphe, by painting the roads yellow with a non-polluting water-based paint to reveal the image of a huge shining sun.In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, Greenpeace activists create a ...

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  • Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - October 25, 2016 at 15:36
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    Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of conservation. Despite getting... Read more >

  • 10 good reasons to protect whales

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - October 24, 2016 at 12:20
    All rights reserved. Credit: Kate Davison

    Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale destruction ... Read more >

  • Let’s stop SGSOC palm oil plantation project

    Blogpost by Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue - October 4, 2016 at 12:01

    When I arrived in Babensi II village last July, the whole community was desperately expecting Greenpeace and its partners to provide them with answers and solutions to get their land back. For three years now, many of them have been deprived of their ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace expresses condolences to the families of the victims

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa Betoko - September 28, 2016 at 19:54

    Greenpeace Africa wishes to express its sincere condolences to the victims of the violence that hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in September 2016 and their families.

    We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and who have been injured ph... Read more >

  • Let's make it a green peace

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan - September 21, 2016 at 14:41

    Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon.

    Desmond Tutu in Cape Town Esparanza ship

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza. He... Read more >

  • Greenpeace turns 45!

    Blogpost by Sphume Msomi - September 15, 2016 at 16:03

    Today Greenpeace Celebrates its 45th anniversary. 45 years ago a group of men and women found in them the courage to establish what has now become an internationally renowned environmental organisation "There's a joke that says, in any bar in Vancouve...

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  • Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - August 29, 2016 at 12:44

    Today marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests. Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday weapon, setting a ...

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

    Blogpost by Diego Gonzaga - August 18, 2016 at 13:24

    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, and if I was goin...

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