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WEF 2018: Greenpeace brings Justice to Davos

Press release | 18 January, 2018 at 0:47

Davos, 18 January, 2018 - Greenpeace Switzerland activists have unveiled a 6-metre statue of Justice on the outskirts of Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum.[1] The action comes as Greenpeace International sets out the ten fundamental...

Penguins pop up across the globe in march for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

Press release | 14 January, 2018 at 10:24

Sydney, 15 January 2018 – As a groundbreaking expedition begins in the Antarctic, pop-up penguins have been spotted from London to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Sydney, and Johannesburg to Washington DC, marching for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. [1]

Oil tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil on fire off China coast - Greenpeace...

Press release | 8 January, 2018 at 10:12

Beijing, 8 January 2018 - In response to the collision of the Sanchi oil tanker and the cargo ship CF Crystal in the East China Sea on Sunday, Greenpeace expresses concern about the safety of the 32 missing crew members.

Increasingly frequent coral bleaching events show the need to take urgent action on...

Press release | 4 January, 2018 at 11:36

SYDNEY, January 5 2018 - An alarming new study published today in Science warning that large-scale coral bleaching events could start occurring every year highlights the urgent need for serious action to fight climate change.

Decision made in case against Arctic Oil in Norway: Right to a healthy environment...

Press release | 4 January, 2018 at 8:13

Oslo, Norway, January 5, 2018 – In the case brought against the Norwegian Government by Greenpeace Norway, Nature and Youth and the Grandparents Climate Campaign for granting new oil licenses to drill in the Arctic, the Oslo District Court...

Opening new oil blocks while promising to reduce emissions is a delusional pipe dream

Press release | 18 December, 2017 at 13:55

December 19, 2017: The proposal to open up thousands of square kilometres of Australia’s ocean environment to new oil and gas exploration while committing to reducing emissions is incredibly hypocritical and shows the government are in the pocket...

World’s first human rights investigation into corporate responsibility for climate...

Press release | 10 December, 2017 at 9:22

Manila, 11 December 2017 - The world’s first ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for the human rights impacts resulting from climate change hits an important milestone in the Philippines today - one day after...

Greenpeace returning to the Antarctic to push for world’s largest ocean sanctuary

Press release | 30 November, 2017 at 14:24

SYDNEY, December 1, 2017 - As a huge marine protected area in the Ross Sea comes into force on World Antarctica Day (Friday 1 December) this year, Greenpeace has announced an ambitious three-month Antarctic expedition.

The People vs Arctic Oil: Historic climate trial ends

Press release | 22 November, 2017 at 10:46

Oslo, Norway 22 November, 2017 – Today is the last day in court where three environmental organisations have taken on the Norwegian government for opening up new areas in the Arctic to oil drilling. The plaintiffs have been arguing that drilling...

Strong leadership must emerge to drive Pacific COP climate ambition forward - Greenpeace

Press release | 17 November, 2017 at 3:24

Bonn, 17 November 2017 – Greenpeace demanded climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, calling on leaders to listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems.

Australia ranked fourth last among low-performing countries for climate policy,...

Press release | 14 November, 2017 at 19:46

Bonn, November 15, 2017: Australia has again been shamed on the world stage for its inaction on climate change, taking 57th place out of 60 countries ranked in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) report.

Pacific Island Represent bears witness at historic People vs Arctic Oil trial in Oslo

Press release | 14 November, 2017 at 0:08

Oslo, November 14, 2017: Pacific Island Represent activists are in attendance at an historic court case where the Norwegian government is attempting to defend its unsustainable and climate-threatening Arctic drilling operations.

NAB reconsiders fossil fuel investments

Press release | 13 November, 2017 at 11:51

November 13, 2017: One of Australia’s Big Four banks has announced that it will review its support for fossil fuels and diversified miners that do not have a strategy to move away from coal.

World’s eyes on Norway as historic climate trial begins

Press release | 12 November, 2017 at 21:45

Oslo, Norway 13 November 2017 – Tomorrow, environmental organisations Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth take on the Norwegian government in court for opening up new areas in the Arctic to oil drilling. They are arguing that drilling for oil...

Merkel must help break deadlock on pre-2020 climate action at Pacific COP

Press release | 12 November, 2017 at 19:57

Bonn, Germany – 13 November 2017 – Developed countries must break a deadlock at the UN climate talks in Bonn and discuss their pre-2020 climate actions, starting with COP host German Chancellor Merkel who can lead the way, Greenpeace said.

Australia ‘bullying Pacific neighbours out of climate change compensation’

Press release | 11 November, 2017 at 5:22

Bonn, November 12, 2017 - Australia picked up a second Fossil of the Day award on day six of COP23 for seeking to twist, water down and delete references to finance from the loss and damage decision text.

Sea of faces projected onto coal power plant in Germany shows emissions don’t respect...

Press release | 9 November, 2017 at 13:57

Bonn, Germany, November 10, 2017 - Pacific Island Represent activists, supported by Greenpeace in Germany have sent a message to leaders meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, projecting an image of faces onto a coal power plant and calling for...

Australia presented with Fossil of Day award for support of Adani plans to build one...

Press release | 7 November, 2017 at 5:20

Bonn, November 7, 2017: The Australian government has been awarded the Climate Action Network-International’s (CAN) Fossil of the Day for its support of Adani Group’s plans to build a coal mine larger than the city of Paris and ship its coal out...

2017 on track to be second hottest year on record: WMO

Press release | 6 November, 2017 at 1:15

Bonn, November 6, 2017: Every region of the world has suffered extreme weather events this year with the alarming news 2017 is on track to be the second hottest year ever recorded demonstrating the need for global leaders at COP23 to take urgent...

No time to waste: climate impacts demand response at Pacific COP - Greenpeace

Press release | 2 November, 2017 at 23:31

Bonn, November 3, 2017 – In a year marked by devastating hurricanes, floods and drought, Greenpeace said real world leaders must stand up at the UN climate talks in Bonn and propel climate action forward or be held accountable for their inaction.

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