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Oceans

We live on Planet Ocean.

Water covers three-quarters of the globe and a staggering 80% of all life on Earth is found hidden beneath its waves. As the sea rolls across the planet it provides over half the oxygen we breathe, sustains billions of people with its resources and drives weather systems and natural flows of energy, which maintain life on Earth.

We need a healthy global ocean to survive. Yet our oceans are in crisis.

Defending oceans

Oceans in crisis

A healthy ocean has diverse ecosystems and robust habitats. But a myriad of human pressures – from overfishing to climate change – are causing ecosystems to collapse, the extinction of many marine species and the destruction of ocean habitats. Our own Pacific Ocean, one of the last relatively healthy ocean ecosystems, is being plundered at an alarming rate. Find out more

Defending our Oceans

Defending our oceans

We need to change the way we fish and the way we protect our oceans. From the high seas to the supermarket shelf, Greenpeace works to replace destructive and illegal fishing practices with sustainable ones. We have a bold vision to end overfishing and establish a global network of marine reserves, which are vital to restore the health of our oceans. Find out more

Whales

Whales

For over thirty years Greenpeace has taken action to protect the gentle giants of the sea. Our work has helped end whaling in nearly every country and revived decimated whale populations. Yet whales are still not safe. Today we’re campaigning to protect whales from the many dangers they face, from ‘scientific’ whaling to climate change. Find out more

Defending our oceans

Take action

You have the power to end the destruction of our oceans. If more people demand sustainable seafood from their retailers, there’s more incentive and pressure for industrial fisheries to provide it. In fact, the tide is already changing. Find out more

 

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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...

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