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WTO undermines right to act with precaution:

Press release | 29 September, 2006 at 2:00

29th September 2006: Greenpeace International today released a legal assessment of the World Trade Organisation’s interim ruling in the highly publicised dispute regarding Genetically Engineered (GE) organisms.(1) The WTO is scheduled to announce...

Two billion homes could be free from escalating electricity costs

Press release | 6 September, 2006 at 2:00

Two billion households worldwide could realistically be powered by solar energy by 2025, according to a joint report launched today by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and Greenpeace (1). The report concludes that thanks to...

European and Asian consumers may already be eating GE contaminated papaya from Thailand

Press release | 7 July, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today dumped thousands of papayas at the offices of Thailand's Department of Agriculture in a protest against the government's utter disregard for consumer and environmental protection from threats caused by the spread of...

Round the world winner arrested in Cherbourg military dock during US nuclear shipment...

Press release | 3 October, 2004 at 2:00

Eugene Riguidel, one of France's most famous sailors and a member of the Atlantic Nuclear Free Flotilla, has been arrested for sailing his boat into the military zone of Cherbourg harbour today. Riguidel was detained while he was peacefully...

Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop bulldozers destroying forest

Press release | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars, used motorbikes to track down five more bulldozers that were destroying precious forests in a remote region of Argentina. (1) The forest is being destroyed to grow genetically engineered soya that is...

Greenpeace launches 'jaguars' to stop forest destruction

Press release | 26 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars on motorbikes, immobilised bulldozers to prevent them destroying precious forests in a remote region of north west Argentina today. The forests are being cut down to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered...

BNFL is wanted for crimes against the planet and the people of Sellafield

Feature story | 22 August, 2002 at 2:00

Norman Askew, chief executive of British Nuclear Fuels has a skewed perspective. He is "delighted" by nuclear power expansion, even as people living around the Sellafield nuclear plant die from unusually high rates of cancer. Askew and government...

Summit 'flop' says fish

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Our expert marine correspondent C. Creature is in Johannesburg this week and is reporting from the Earth Summit that there is something fishy about “the first victory of the summit” and the great claims to protect threatened fish stocks.

Climate chaos misery

Feature story | 15 August, 2002 at 2:00

Eastern Europe under water, continent wide smog clouds in Asia, both floods and droughts in India and China, heat waves in Canada, the US and Australia. Is this a taste of a warmer world where our insatiable desire for fossil fuels causes the...

2017: Looking back

Blog entry by Leola Abraham | 21 December, 2017

2017 has been a tough year. We’ve witnessed increased anti-immigration sentiment, a shift toward populism, the rise of far right movements and burgeoning inequality. But we also saw people standing up in solidarity with others for...


Topic | 16 March, 2006 at 12:06

Week of protest against Exxon

Press release | 13 May, 2002 at 2:00


Topic | 8 June, 2009 at 12:37

United States attempts to block United Nations peace bid

Press release | 1 April, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace launches relief oil campaign for the US in Germany

Press release | 17 March, 2003 at 1:00


Greenpeace calls on the world to unite for peace

Press release | 12 March, 2003 at 1:00

One year later

Topic | 22 April, 2005 at 8:34

Greenpeace launches Supreme Court appeal for Tokyo Two

Press release | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is taking whaling all the way to Japan's Supreme Court today, following a decision by the Sendai High Court to reject an appeal for the disclosure of key evidence in the trial of activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki.

US President Obama's grandmother joins the Solar Generation

Press release | 20 August, 2009 at 2:00

Young Kenyans working with Greenpeace’s Solar Generation are tackling the twin problems of energy poverty and climate change today, by installing solar panels on the Senator Barack Obama School in Kogelo and on the roof of the house of Mama Sarah...

Greenpeace Calls on Montreal Protocol Signatories to Follow EU F-Gas Lead

Press release | 17 July, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace calls on Montreal Protocol signatories to follow the EU and Switzerland’s lead opening the discussion to search for alternatives to phase out highly global warming gases used as refrigerants and known as HFC(1) a type of F-gas, during...

Greenpeace calls on Spanish supermarkets to stop being compliant with oceans destruction

Press release | 7 June, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on retailers to face up to their responsibilities, as overfishing, contamination and climate change threaten the world’s oceans. Over 75% of the world’s fish stocks have been totally exploited, overexploited or depleted.

New revelations in the EDF Spying Scandal

Press release | 16 April, 2009 at 2:00

Electricité de France (EDF) has been spying on Greenpeace since 2004 according to a report this morning on the French news website Mediapart, which cites evidence from official investigation files. According to the files EDF was also seeking...

Greenpeace Urges Obama: “Save Our Climate For Peace In The Middle East”

Press release | 6 April, 2009 at 15:57

Greenpeace hung banners displaying an image of President Barack Obama and the message “Save the climate for peace” in English, Turkish and Arabic from the 64 meter high Bosphorus bridge which links Europe and Asia: the message is that peace in...

Dear Mr. Tata, extinction is forever: Greenpeace

Press release | 23 March, 2009 at 15:19

Coinciding with the Indian launch of the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano, Greenpeace reminded Tata of its environmental responsibilities in an open letter to Ratan Tata placed in the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune.

Greenpeace welcomes industry initiative to address tuna decline

Press release | 16 March, 2009 at 17:15

Urgent changes needed in global farming practices

Press release | 15 April, 2008 at 16:13

Greenpeace welcomed the publication today of the first assessment of global agriculture as an historic opportunity to replace destructive chemical-intensive agriculture with methods that work with nature not against it.

report illegal nuclear weapons

Press release | 6 November, 2006 at 17:05

At local police stations all over Europe, anti-nuclear activists will today begin filing official complaints under international humanitarian law to bring governments before the court because of their role in NATO's illegal nuclear weapons...

World’s largest rice company halts all imports from USA:

Press release | 29 September, 2006 at 10:36

29th September 2006: In yet another blow to the US rice industry, the world’s largest rice processing company, Ebro Puleva,(1) which controls 30% of the EU rice market, has confirmed to Greenpeace International that it has stopped all imports of...

EU restrictions on illegal US rice imports inadequate

Press release | 23 August, 2006 at 20:38

Greenpeace International criticized the announcement by the European Commission (EC) today as a minimal response to a serious contamination problem.

Greenpeace stops huge consignment of Amazon soya entering Europe

Press release | 29 April, 2006 at 2:00

Sixty Greenpeace activists (1) today prevented commodities giant Cargill from unloading a shipment of Amazon soya in Amsterdam port, to protest against the destruction of huge tracts of the Amazon rainforest to grow soya to feed farm animals in...

Greenpeace welcomes Kraft Food's commitment to supply non-GE food in China

Press release | 19 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the commitment from Kraft Foods, the second largest food producer in the world, to supply only non-GE food in China, starting from 1 January 2007.

Rejection of GE food spreads in Eastern Europe

Press release | 18 October, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today published evidence that consumers and food producers in Poland and Russia have become strong opponents against genetically engineered (GE) food. In Poland, an opinion poll commissioned by Greenpeace shows that 76% of Polish...

Internal Pentagon document reveals new aggressive US nuclear weapons policy

Press release | 30 September, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today released a confidential draft of an internal Pentagon document 'Doctrine for Joint Nuclear Operations',which reveals how the US government's aggressive new policies for nuclear weapons are being turned into military practice.

Iran crisis

Press release | 21 September, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today called for increased diplomatic efforts and reform of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to help end the current standoff over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Bush remains out in the cold on climate change at the G8 summit

Press release | 8 July, 2005 at 2:00

The G8 climate change communiqué issued by world leaders at their summit in Gleneagles today shows that Tony Blair has not succeeded in bringing the US back to the table. Instead it highlights the divisions between President Bush and the rest of...

Nuclear ambitions trump disarmament at UN meeting

Press release | 27 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today condemned the lack of collective political will on the part of nearly 150 countries who failed to reach agreement on reducing the global arsenal of nuclear arms at the conclusion of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)...

Greenpeace activist threatened with death

Press release | 8 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist and leading nuclear opponent in Bulgaria, Albena Simeonova, has received threats on her life due to her public opposition to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belene, north of the country. The environmental...

European Commission exposes Member States to risks of genetically engineered crops

Press release | 15 February, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today accused the European Commission of exposing EU Member States to the irreversible risks of genetically engineered (GE) crops and of undermining safety regulations within the EU.

WTO: Dangerous fudge--not victory for multilateralism

Press release | 1 August, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace warned that the WTO deal in Geneva--agreed many hours after an alleged "drop dead" deadline--is a face-saving exercise that is likely to result in further trade liberalisation at the expense of people and the environment. The deal is...

Athens 2004 disqualified from the race for environmental excellence

Press release | 28 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace Greece today released an assessment of the environmental performance of the Athens 2004 Olympics. "How green the games?"(1) examines how environmentally friendly the Athens Olympics will be.

Istanbul summit: throw nukes out of NATO

Press release | 28 June, 2004 at 2:00

Despite unprecedented security measures, Greenpeace activists today, unfurled a flag off the Bosphorous Bridge to protest against NATO's irrational nuclear policy. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit opens today in Istambul. A...

G-8 Summit: critical test of global will to stop nuclear proliferation

Press release | 8 June, 2004 at 2:00

On the opening day of the G-8 Summit, Greenpeace is urging leaders to support the global effort to stop production of all plutonium, the key radioactive ingredient to nuclear weapons, and to remove existenting nuclear material from any commercial...

UK research confirms that GM crops will harm the environment

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 2:00

Today a study published by the UK Royal Society substantiated Greenpeace's warnings that genetically modified (GM) crops can be harmful to the environment; this according to a three years study carried out by that independent scientific...

European citizens say protects us from hazardous chemicals

Press release | 8 July, 2003 at 2:00

Today an impressive coalition of European environmental, consumer, health, and women's groups presented Europe's most widely supported submission to the European Commission's consultation on future chemicals law. The submission was presented to...

Exposing the Hidden US Agenda on GMOs: War on Biosafety and the South

Press release | 24 June, 2003 at 2:00

The international environmental organisation Greenpeace today released a report accusing the US government of using the WTO as a weapon to bully developing countries into accepting genetically engineered (GE) crops and food. According to...

Patent granted on biscuits, dough and wheat

Press release | 23 June, 2003 at 2:00

Research by Greenpeace has revealed that biscuits and dough produced from a specific variety of wheat, as well as the plants themselves, are now patented. The patent granted to the Monsanto company in May (EP 445929) covers wheat used "to permit...

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