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World Water Day 2018: Greenpeace Africa Urges Government to Preserve Kenya’s Water...

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 10:53

Nairobi 22 March 2018 - Greenpeace Africa has today urged the government of Kenya to put more effort into preserving the countries water catchment areas. This was during a clean up and tree planting exercise that was carried out at Gatharaine...

Sabotaging renewable energy will continue to cost South Africans

Press release | March 13, 2018 at 11:41

Johannesburg, 13 March 2018: Responding to the news that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict late last night preventing the signature of 27 contracts with renewable...

Chinese companies see subsidies cancelled and permits removed for illegal fishing in...

Press release | March 9, 2018 at 9:01

Dakar, Senegal 9 March 2018 – The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is pulling the plug on three Chinese companies conducting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa. This demonstrates an increased intolerance by...

Minister of Energy makes the first move to break renewable energy stalemate

Press release | March 8, 2018 at 12:49

Johannesburg, 8 March 2018: Responding to the media statement made by new Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe today, announcing that the project agreements of the 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) - including the power...

Democratic Republic of Congo government must halt plans to open up the world’s second...

Press release | March 8, 2018 at 10:35

Over 50 environmental, conservation and human rights organisations are calling on the international community urgently to intervene to help protect the vast rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following announcements by the...

Greenpeace calls for decrease in meat and dairy production and consumption for a...

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 14:25

5 March 2018, Amsterdam - Global meat and dairy production and consumption must be cut in half by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change and keep the Paris Agreement on track, says a new Greenpeace report.

Greenpeace Africa Responds to Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development,...

Press release | February 27, 2018 at 17:00

In response to Minister Ambatobe’s statement, reported by RFI, in which he states that the moratorium does not concern the reinstated concessions, Greenpeace Africa Senior Forest Manager, Irene Wabiwa said:

Greenpeace hopes for stability and consistency for South Africa’s energy future

Press release | February 27, 2018 at 16:08

27 February 2018, Johannesburg – Last night’s cabinet reshuffle saw Jeff Radebe move from Minister in the Presidency to the critical position of Minister of Energy. Over the last year, the department of energy saw three ministers taking the...

Greenpeace Africa urges NEMA to Seal Loopholes for Effective Plastic ban Implementation

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:36

Nairobi, 22nd February 2018 - Single use plastic carrier bags were banned in Kenya in August 28th last year, but six months later plastic bags in grocery stores and small scale traders have become the norm. Reports show that smugglers operating...

Greenpeace demands that Shell and Sasol show up at climate change and human rights...

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 17:15

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 February 2018 - This morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines unfurled a banner reading “PEOPLE AND PLANET, NOT PROFIT” from Shell’s Batangas oil refinery, sending a sharp reminder to Shell to...

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