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G8 and Climate Change - Whats the Story?

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 2:00

Climate change is the greatest threat humanity faces, and has mainly been caused by G8 countries: Over 80 percent of the emissions in the atmosphere today have been produced by the G8. These countries still emit more than 40 percent of global CO2...

The G8 Climate Action Checklist

Publication | 2 July, 2009 at 2:00

The 2009 G8 in L'Aquila, Italy, must at a minimum commit to every demand on this list regarding emissions cuts and on finance for developing countries to adapt to and take action on climate change and to fund forest protection, if the summit is...

G8 Climate and Energy Action Checklist 2011

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 13:20

G8 leaders have a unique opportunity to drive a renewable energy revolution and prevent catastrophic climate change. To be considered a success, the G8 must meet the demands in the Greenpeace G8 Checklist.

G8 leaders need to quit gambling with our future

Press release | 27 May, 2011 at 14:21

Deauville, 27 May 2011 - Responding to the failure of world leaders to take on the challenges of climate change and world energy security at this week’s G8 summit, Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International said:

Slice of paradise arrives in Japan

Feature story | 11 May, 2006 at 10:25

First we intercepted the MV Ardhianto when it was loading a thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood in Sorong harbour, Papua. Today, as the ship prepared to unload a slice of the Paradise Forests in Yokohama harbour, Japan, our...

G20 meeting: a well-oiled machine

Blog entry by Brian | 30 June, 2010 2 comments

I don't know about you, but the leaders I want to follow aren't the ones who say it's too hard to break the world's addiction to dirty energy. The politicians I want to elect aren't bought off by oil lobbyists. The beaches I want to...

Greenpeace brands G8 summit a climate failure, and calls for real action at UN

Press release | 8 June, 2007 at 17:40

The G8 have failed to take the necessary action to halt dangerous climate change. The final deal is full of weasel words like 'seriously consider' but fails to agree the essential targets. Not taking action to halve global greenhouse gas emission...

G8 - into the exclusion zone

Press release | 7 June, 2007 at 2:00

As the leaders of the G8 summit, meet at to discuss climate change, 24 Greenpeace activists, using 11 speedboats took the message "G8: Act Now!" to the waters around the Heilingendamm summit. They entered the outer restricted area at 11am,...

Greenpeace urges G8 to take a safe bet on renewable energy instead of gambling with...

Press release | 25 May, 2011 at 13:36

Deauville, France, 25 May 2011 -- Greenpeace urged heads of state attending this week’s G8 summit to choose public health over private profit by backing a secure future powered by renewable energy. The international environmental organisation is...

Against the Law: The G8 and the illegal timber trade

Publication | 3 January, 2000 at 1:00

Illegal and destructive logging is threatening the future of the world´s last remaining ancient forests. Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a host of international agreements have aimed to protect these ancient forests. Most recently, the G8...

Bush/Merkel lunch response

Press release | 6 June, 2007 at 18:39

Official Greenpeace responses to statements made by Bush and Merkel today.

Greenpeace creates a symbol of peace in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to commemorate...

Press release | 10 July, 2005 at 2:00

In light of the London bombings, and in memory of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French Government agents on July 10 1985, in Auckland Harbour which killed Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira, 500 Greenpeace activists from 20...

Greenpeace: The world’s climate being betrayed by G8 states

Press release | 16 March, 2007 at 1:00

“G8: Stop Talking – Act Now” is the message sent by Greenpeace today to environment ministers meeting in the Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, Germany. Activists from the Greenpeace ship “Beluga II” swam to the palace to take a petition to the...

G8 weak on illegal logging

Press release | 18 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today expressed its disappointment in reaction to the communiqué on illegal logging issued by G8 Environment and Development Ministers who today ended a two-day meeting in Derbyshire. The G8 ministers failed to commit to adopting...

G8: Take action

Background | 4 July, 2008 at 18:34

Going to the 2007 G8 meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany? We'll be there and at the alternative summit. Hope to meet you.

Hands Across the Sands for no more dirty, deadly fuel!

Blog entry by Brian | 28 June, 2010 3 comments

Hey, everyone who participated in the 900 " Hands Across the Sand " events around the world over the weekend, well done! You were part of  the largest-yet outpouring of grassroots activism in response to the disastrous April 20...

G8

Background | 4 July, 2008 at 18:33

The leaders of the eight richest countries and the five 'emerging economies' will meet to discuss the most pressings issues facing the planet, including Climate Change. We are there to let them know what we think about their (in)actions.

G8

Background | 8 July, 2009 at 10:36

Over 100 activists are taking action right now in Italy - calling on G8 leaders to act NOW! Check out the live feed from these events -- www.greenpeace.org/G8action --

Over 100 activists occupy 4 coal plants in

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Over 100 activists occupy 4 coal plants in Italy during the G8 summit.

Student at the Solar Generation campaigning

Image | 5 June, 2007 at 20:18

Student at the Solar Generation campaigning skillshare

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