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Greenpeace protests against G8 imports of illegal timber

Press release | 20 June, 2002 at 2:00

Powering G8 Job Creation

Publication | 3 July, 2009 at 2:00

Creating jobs while protecting the climateG8 leaders at L’Aquila have the opportunity to stimulate economic recovery while lowering carbon emissions through investing in green jobs. Greenpeace’s newest research shows this shift will create 1...

Bush’s Major Emitter Meeting at Toyako: A dead end for climate change

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 19:12

The Major Economies Meeting (originally the Major Emitters Meetings ) takes place in Toyako, Japan on 9 July on the sidelines of the G8 summit. It is an attempt by the Bush Administration to deflect international criticism from their ‘do nothing...

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | 9 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

Security means investing in environment

Feature story | 11 June, 2002 at 2:00

As G8 foreign ministers were set to discuss schemes to counter nuclear and other security threats, Greenpeace called on them to invest in true security rather than squander billions of dollars on destabilizing the planet.

Forest destruction protested in run-up to G8

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 2:00

Today one hundred activists in the important German harbour of Nordenham protested the import of timber from ancient forests.

Political inaction threatens Paradise

Feature story | 7 July, 2009 at 2:00

As leaders from the eight richest and most polluting countries in the world gather this week in Italy, our ship, the Esperanza, is witnessing the direct impacts of climate change on Pacific Islands. People of this beautiful and culturally rich...

Climate chaos draws closer as G8 leaders fail to act: Greenpeace

Press release | 9 July, 2009 at 15:51

“Leaders act and politicians talk. By failing to take the necessary and urgent decisive action on climate change today the leaders of the world’s most wealthy nations failed all of us, failed themselves and have risked placing the world on a...

Greenpeace occupies 4 Italian coal-fired power stations, demanding G8 climate leadership

Press release | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the leaders of the world’s most powerful nations arrived at the G8 Summit today, over 100 Greenpeace activists from around the world have occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding the G8 Heads of State take leadership on...

G8 could create 1 million more renewable jobs by switching to clean energy: Greenpeace

Press release | 7 July, 2009 at 21:56

One million more jobs would be created in renewables in G8 countries by 2020 if the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries, gathering in L’Aquila, agreed to switch from coal and other climate-destroying conventional energy sources to...

G8/G20 documents

Background | 23 June, 2010 at 13:29

Documents related to the G8/G20.

Greenpeace urges the G8 to 'heal the world'

Feature story | 8 July, 2009 at 2:00

Early this morning, over 100 Greenpeace activists from 15 countries occupied four coal-fired power stations across Italy, demanding that the G8 Heads of State meeting in L'Aquila take decisive leadership on climate change.

Leaked G20 declaration sees G20 abandon plans to stop handouts to Big oil and Coal

Press release | 23 June, 2010 at 17:25

International/Toronto-23 June 2010--As BP’s oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, G20 heads of state, due to meet in Toronto this weekend, are planning to dilute last year’s commitment to phase out subsidies to Big Oil and Big Coal,...

G8 countries urged to act

Feature story | 7 July, 2009 at 2:00

On the eve of the G8 summit in Italy - our activists have been beaming a message on the Kremlin and floating a life-sized iceberg past the Eiffel tower to call for urgent action from world leaders to save the climate.

G8 - Environment Nil!

Feature story | 9 July, 2008 at 19:27

When you're in the business of saving the future - and you give yourself a specific deadline, such as 2050 - you need to make sure that every single day between then and now counts. Unfortunately, the G8 Summit was a waste of three whole days.

G8 to act on climate change, later... maybe

Feature story | 7 June, 2007 at 2:00

In the lead up to this year's summit, leaked documents made it clear there was a distinct split among the G8 on the issue of climate change. After all, seven of the member countries have committed to the Kyoto Protocol's binding reductions of...

reponse to G8

Press release | 26 June, 2010 at 20:00

Toronto-- The following is an analysis from Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace, in reaction to the G8 declaration just released:

G8 climate deal

Press release | 7 June, 2007 at 18:50

Greenpeace condemned G8 leaders for failing to live up to their historic responsibility for climate change by not agreeing to keep mean temperature rise below 2 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels. The deal is "clearly not enough to prevent...

G20 final outcome

Press release | 27 June, 2010 at 22:00

Toronto -- Some G20 leaders have taken first steps towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, but collectively, their actions fail to address the urgent need to stop catastrophic climate change.

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:

G8 and the Food Crisis – The Real Solutions

Publication | 1 July, 2008 at 20:33

Millions of people around the world are suffering food shortages, unaffordable food prices and hunger, primarily due to industrial farming, bad harvests related to climatechange, unjust terms of trade and the rush for biofuels.There is no single...

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.

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,...

Bush/Merkel lunch response

Press release | 6 June, 2007 at 18:39

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

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...

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.

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

Cheng Qian from Solar Generation China

Image | 2 June, 2007 at 3:00

Cheng Qian from Solar Generation China, speaking at the G8 demonstration in Rostock, Germany

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save

Image | 20 June, 2002 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save Ancient Forests Now' on logs stored at the port.

25 Greenpeace activists occupy a coal plant

Image | 9 July, 2009 at 0:44

25 Greenpeace activists occupy a coal plant at Marghera as the G8 Summit discussed climate change.

Action in Brindisi during G8 Summit in Italy

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists inside the Federico II coal power plant use a welding machine to access the outside of the plant's chimney and paint a message as part of a nationwide protest targeting four coal power plants in Italy. Greenpeace is demanding...

G8 heads of state around the summit table

Image | 7 June, 2007 at 3:00

G8 heads of state around the summit table.

Who rules the G8? Right

Image | 2 June, 2003 at 3:00

Who rules the G8? Right, end of photo op, let's go boys...

G8 action in Brindisi

Image | 8 July, 2009 at 19:30

08 July - Italy. Activists scale a coal power plant in Brindisi, painting the message ‘G8 ACT’ on the side of the plant’s chimney as part of nationwide actions targeting four coal power plants during the G8 meeting in Italy. Read more

Action during Obama's Visit in Moscow

Image | 6 July, 2009 at 3:00

Action on climate change depends on politicians making the right decisions. Here, Greenpeace activists projected a message to Barack Obama reading ‘LEADERS ACT SAVE CLIMATE’ on a wall near the Moscow Kremlin while he was on a State visit to Russia.

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