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Record high CO2 levels and lack of climate action demand response at UN climate talks...

Press release | 31 October, 2017 at 13:26

Amsterdam, 31 October 2017 – A strong and shared climate leadership must emerge from the UN climate talks in Bonn next month if the world is to close the 2030 emissions gap and stem the increasing levels of CO2 levels in our atmosphere,...

100 clean air activists flash mob world’s largest auto show

Press release | 14 September, 2017 at 15:14

Frankfurt, 14 September 2017 – Following German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s opening tour of the IAA international auto show today, 100 Greenpeace Germany activists staged a performance to demand protection from the health impacts of diesel...

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | 30 November, 2016 2 comments

On a warming planet, forests hold the key to stopping climate change. Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and...

Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws. These reforms must...

'Dieselgate' continues: UK transport agency paid £80m by auto industry

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | 12 October, 2015

The UK government agency responsible for testing pollution levels in new cars has received more than £80 million from the auto industry in the last decade, prompting concerns over a potential conflict of interest. The findings, part...

Volkswagen admits 'irregularities' in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | 4 November, 2015 at 14:10

Amsterdam, 4 November 2015 – Greenpeace International has condemned Volkswagen’s latest confession that it understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker's operations. 


Victory! European Parliament votes to reduce emissions from gas guzzlers

Feature story | 25 September, 2008 at 2:00

In a long-awaited display of responsibility, the European Parliament’s Environment committee has voted through a strong package to reduce emissions from cars. As the committee went into session, it seemed certain that a compromise package riddled...

Volkswagen's CO2 emissions: Das problem

Blog entry by Daniel Moser | 9 November, 2015 2 comments

If lying about the nitrogen oxide emissions of 11 million of its cars were not bad enough, German carmaker Volkswagen shocked us again when it revealed it had understated the CO2 emissions of its cars in Europe as well. This is why...

Naked emperors: the Greenpeace Guide to Climate Politics

Feature story | 6 November, 2009 at 10:52

You know the story. The clever tailors that convince a kingdom that only intelligent people can see the clothes they make. Everyone talks about how fine the emperor's outfit is, until one audacious voice pipes up to say there's nothing there, the...

A Match Made in Car Industry Heaven?

Feature story | 10 April, 2008 at 2:00

We bring news of one of the biggest weddings of the year, between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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