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From fridge to film - the farmers choosing a sustainable life

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 8 April, 2016 1 comment

They catch the fish you eat and harvest the rice you stir-fry. But there’s something that sets these farmers apart. They’ve taken on farming methods that have influenced the way they think about food and changed their way of life. ...

Solar energy can change Greece

Blog entry by Anna-Maria Renner | 1 March, 2016 3 comments

Experiencing a beautiful 22 degrees °C sun in Rhodes, Greece brought to mind two thoughts: 1) “Yes, it is truly the Island of the Sun.” 2) “Yes, climate change is happening.” This led me to one conclusion: Solar power is the...

FSC puts business interests first

Blog entry by Asti Roesle | 26 August, 2014

As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to...

No Deforestation solutions for Palm Oil into practice

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 28 April, 2014

This month Greenpeace launched Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world. Wirendro Sumargo, a Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace in Indonesia, shares his perspectives on a...

Of Solutions and Commitments: Going the Distance in the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 22 April, 2014

Last week Greenpeace launched Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world. Eduardo Sousa, a Senior Forests Campaigner for Greenpeace shares his perspectives on the Great Bear...

Knotty problems? There are solutions.

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | 8 April, 2014

As Greenpeace launches Forest Solutions: An insider's look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world, Greenpeace B.C. Director Stephanie Goodwin offers her perspectives on forest-based collaborations in the...

Healthy earth, healthy people, happy people

Blog entry by Aleira Lara Galicia | 18 February, 2014

"We have a commitment to protect what we have. Here, we grow everything we need: corn, pumpkins, chiles, flowers for our bees - and at the same time we respect and take advantage of natural cycles. We never run out of food, we don't...

FSC suspends three of Resolute's certificates

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | 12 December, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. In order to protect the world’s last remaining intact forests, consumers and...

Ecoforestry: an alternative for Papua New Guinean forest communities

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 30 July, 2013 1 comment

Since 2011, the people of Papua New Guinea have been waiting for the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs). In the meantime, logging companies have been fast-tracking the harvesting...

The Great Bear Rainforest: Weaving a Rich Tapestry of Solutions

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 4 April, 2013

This amazing planet of ours has so many special places of great natural beauty, especially those enmeshed within a web of ecological relationships. I have been privileged to work in one such place of beauty and power: the Great Bear...

Climate Rescue Station in Borobudur: The Real Rescuer

Blog entry by Hindun Mulaika, renewable energy Campaigner, Gre | 26 October, 2012 2 comments

I am standing in front of the 12 meter diameter earth dome, using electricity generated from clean renewable energy, the lights inside help creates a grand and cool nuance. It’s never before crossed my mind how this giant globe...

Climate Rescue Station - Borobudur

Image gallery | 18 October, 2012

Zeitgeist Shift

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 7 August, 2012 9 comments

Did Earth rumble after the Rio+20 climate conference? Or was that the roar of a billion citizens letting go the expectation that polite dialogue and political process would restore Earth’s ecological balance? In any case, the global...

News from the Energy Revolution

Blog entry by Martin Lloyd | 13 April, 2012 5 comments

News that the UK could be set to import volcano power from Iceland has also focused some attention on the number of high voltage interconnectors being built across Europe. So now is a good time to revist a report Greenpeace put out...

The Great Bear Rainforest – A ‘Greenprint’ ten years in the making

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa, Forest campaigner, Canada | 4 April, 2011

The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. While a celebratory moment, it also sheds a much needed spotlight on the significant deforestation that continues around the world. Our campaigns in Indonesia, the...

Consumer power

Background | 10 February, 2011 at 9:30

The conversion of irreplaceable forests into disposable consumer products like tissues, books, paper and ingredients for toothpaste and food is one of the great environmental crimes of our time. But, in the battle to protect our forests,...

Forest communities

Background | 10 February, 2011 at 9:00

Greenpeace works with indigenous communities at the frontline of forest destruction, in Indonesia, the Amazon and the Congo basin.

Corporate action

Background | 8 February, 2011 at 17:57

If corporations have the ability to destroy the world's intact forests, they also have the power to help save them. Greenpeace investigates, exposes and confronts environmental abuse by corporations around the world, and asks its supporters to...

A chance to change history

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 14 October, 2010 3 comments

I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change. Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their...

Cisco Adds to its Climate Solutions

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 6 October, 2010

This morning Cisco released a videoconferencing tool for consumers, adding to a suite of  technological offerings that have the potential to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions. The idea is that, at the right price-point,...

How Green Tech Can Help the World Go Oil-Free

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 25 August, 2010 2 comments

I live in San Francisco, and yesterday I discovered that my local market has stopped selling Gulf Coast seafood. Before BP’s deep sea oil rig exploded and sunk off the coast of Louisiana, the shop stocked shrimp and blue crab,...

ER pledge

Action | 14 July, 2010 at 19:48

Take the Energy [R]evolution pledge. Help accelerate an end to oil spills and the era of dirty, deadly fuels. Let's start creating a future powered by the wind, the sun, and the Earth now.

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Jericho solar instillation

Image | 9 June, 2010 at 16:08

Just two days before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, students of the Madiba-a-Toloane High School install 26 120W solar panels on the roof of the school hall.

Our plan to stop the oil: 95% renewables by 2050

Feature story | 7 June, 2010 at 11:39

Want a way to stop the corruption and pollution that the fossil fuel industry is wreaking on our planet? We've seen a better future, and here's our plan to get there: the Energy [R]evolution.

Energy Revolution 2010

Publication | 7 June, 2010 at 11:24

A global energy scenario paints a picture of our common future – the picture depicts how the future could unfold. Energy scenarios send important messages on alternative futures to decision makers in political, financial, industrial sectors as...

IT-enabled solutions

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:58

The implementation of ICT solutions in five sectors - buildings, transport, manufacturing, power, and 'dematerialization' of services - has the potential to cut 7.8 metric GtCO2 by 2020 - 15 percent of today's emissions. (McKinsey Quarterly...

IT-enabled solutions

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:58

The implementation of ICT solutions in five sectors - buildings, transport, manufacturing, power, and 'dematerialization' of services - has the potential to cut 7.8 metric GtCO2 by 2020 - 15 percent of today's emissions. (McKinsey Quarterly...

IT-enabled solutions

Background | 27 April, 2010 at 12:58

The implementation of ICT solutions in five sectors - buildings, transport, manufacturing, power, and 'dematerialization' of services - has the potential to cut 7.8 metric GtCO2 by 2020 - 15 percent of today's emissions. (McKinsey Quarterly...

Solution: An Eco-Farming Revolution

Topic | 23 April, 2010 at 14:07

Greenpeace's Food and Farming vision outlines a way forward with Ecological Farming (we call it eco-farming for short). Eco-farming combines modern science and innovation with respect for nature and biodiversity. It ensures healthy farming and...

Kenya Overcomes Pests and Weeds with Ecological Solutions

Publication | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Kenyan farmers utilize local knowledge of ecological and sustainable farming practices to cope with pests, enhancing yields over industrial agriculture or monoculture, by up to 350 percent.

Act now - Change the future

Blog entry by Juliette | 13 January, 2010 2 comments

In early December, ads showed up in Copenhagen airport warning world leaders about what would happen if they failed in Copenhagen. Back then, we hoped these ads would prove to be completely false and that a great deal would be agreed...

Nuclear Power: an obstacle to rapid development

Publication | 4 November, 2009 at 1:00

This briefing details why nuclear power is neither a necessary nor a beneficial part of a sustainable energy strategy for countries experiencing rapid industrialisation.

Sauvegarder les Forets pour preserver le climat

Publication | 21 September, 2009 at 17:10

French version of the Greenpeace Policy on Saving Forests to Protect the Climate

Green jobs: 8 million (more) reasons to avoid catastrophic climate change

Blog entry by laurak | 16 September, 2009 8 comments

By Julien Vincent, Climate and Energy Campaigner - Greenpeace Australia-Pacific The jobs question. It is often the ‘elephant in the room’ during debates over climate change and the need to decarbonise our global energy supply.

Polish Prime Minister takes step towards EU leadership at UN Climate Summit

Feature story | 4 June, 2009 at 2:00

You asked and Poland answered. More than 16,000 of you have taken action and demanded that world leaders personally attend the UN Climate Summit in December. Today, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk became the first Head of State to respond...

Climate Solidarity Action in Poland

Image | 4 June, 2009 at 2:00

Julia Michalak, Climate Campaigner Greenpeace Poland hands over the ‘Greenpeace Demands -Copenhagen Climate Report’ to Polish prime minister Donald Tusk at the Sheraton Hotel,Cracow, Poland – 4th June 2009. During the day, Greenpeace activists...

Greenpeace pees all over the IT sector!

Blog entry by laurak | 3 June, 2009

Blogger Jay Yarrow, from the Business Insider Green Sheet , described the launch of the Cool IT Challenge with the following sentence: "Greenpeace pees all over the IT sector today , saying companies aren't doing their part to save...

Greenpeace Summary of the ¨REDD from the Conservation Perspective¨ report

Publication | 2 June, 2009 at 20:00

Conclusions and Recommendations on the report commissioned by Greenpeace from the University of Freiburg, Institute of Forest Policy.

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Greenpeace Cool IT Challenge Scoring Criteria

Publication | 27 May, 2009 at 2:00

Scoring IT companies on their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to prevent climate change.

The campaign that launched 1000 geeks

Feature story | 27 May, 2009 at 2:00

If saving our climate was a game of poker and all the various stakeholders - our heads of state, the energy industry, environmentalists, etc - were players, there would be one player at the table who hasn't yet shown their cards. The hold-out in...

Cool IT challenge cards

Image | 27 May, 2009 at 2:00

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! Sun Microsystems, Intel, Fujitsu, Cisco? Who will be the first to rise to the Cool IT Challenge?

Soya Moratorium

Background | 19 May, 2009 at 16:17

The soya industry has temporarily stopped buying produce from newly-deforested areas in the Amazon, but permanent protection is not guaranteed.

Nuclear Power: a dangerous waste of time

Publication | 20 April, 2009 at 2:00

The nuclear power industry is attempting to exploit the climate crisis by aggressively promoting nuclear technology as a “low-carbon” means of generating electricity. Nuclear power claims to be safe,cost-effective and able meet the world’s energy...

Nuclear power:a dangerous waste of time

Image | 20 April, 2009 at 2:00

Nuclear power:a dangerous waste of time- cover page

Uncertainty and High Economic Risk: The Net Present Value of an investment in nuclear...

Publication | 17 April, 2009 at 2:00

Fact: investing in wind power is far more profitable thaninvesting in nuclear power

Nuclear waste company says, "Whoops, some of our files are missing"

Blog entry by Justin | 18 February, 2009

(This is a guest post by Jamie Woolley from Greenpeace UK .) Back in 1999, Greenpeace was protesting about plutonium shipments destined for the Mox plant at Sellafield. Now the plant may have to close © Greenpeace/Sims In...

Forests for Climate : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world's remaining tropical forests by reducing...

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Don't mention Yucca Mountain

Blog entry by Justin | 31 October, 2008

Whenever he campaigns in Nevada, republican presidential candidate John McCain works hard to avoid any mention the state’s Yucca Mountain project. The nuclear waste repository is yet to be completed and is currently 20 years behind...

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