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Greenpeace France’s reaction to Michelin Zero Deforestation Commitment

Press release | June 13, 2016 at 16:53

Paris, June 13th 2016

How Cameroon’s Stolen Wood Reaches International Markets

Press release | May 26, 2016 at 10:20

Yaoundé, 26 May 2016 - A Greenpeace Africa investigation into illegal logging operations in Cameroon has uncovered a trail of stolen timber leading to Cameroon’s main log exporter Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT), and has reportedly...

Greenpeace slams Eskom CEO's anti-renewable energy propaganda

Press release | May 17, 2016 at 12:49

Johannesburg, 13 May 2016: Reacting to claims made by Eskom CEO Brain Molefe during his State of the System briefing in Cape Town yesterday, that Renewable Energy is a ‘disappointment’, Greenpeace has said:

Break Free 2016: The Largest Global Civil Disobedience Action of the Climate Movement

Press release | May 16, 2016 at 14:55

GLOBAL -- Twelve days of unprecedented world-wide action against fossil fuels have just concluded, showing that the climate movement will not rest until all coal, oil and gas is kept in the ground. The combined global efforts of activists on six...

Greenpeace ranks Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite on commitments...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 13:20

Johannesburg, 19 April 2016 – South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to...

Fraud on the gross tonnage by industrial fishing vessels

Press release | March 24, 2016 at 13:00

Dakar, 24 March 2016 - A coalition of fisheries stakeholders and civil society organizations, consisting of associations of artisanal fishermen, women processors, fishmongers, marine officers, and marine and environmental associations, is calling...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | March 22, 2016 at 10:05

Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new...

Fukushima 5 years on: South Africa prioritizes nuclear over economy and education

Press release | March 11, 2016 at 14:24

On the 11th of March 2016 it will be five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake unleashed a tsunami that devastated the seaboard and...

Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 17:14

Moscow, Kiev, 9 March 2016 - Survivors of Chernobyl are still eating food with radioactive contamination above permissible limits thirty years after the nuclear catastrophe forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Dutch impose sanctions for violation of EU timber regulations

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 15:00

Yaoundé, 9 March 2016 - The Netherlands has today imposed a first-ever sanction on a Dutch company for violating the European Timber Regulation. The sanction follows a Greenpeace investigation into the controversial Cameroonian timber trader CCT,...

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