Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:
- Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
- Creating a toxic-free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.
- Protecting the world's ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.
- Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.
- Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
- Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
Greenpeace is present in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Greenpeace East Asia opened its Hong Kong office in 1997, Beijing in 2002, Taipei in 2010 and Seoul in 2011.
To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.
In pursuing our mission, we have no permanent allies or enemies. We promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. We use research, lobbying, and quiet diplomacy to pursue our goals, as well as high-profile, non-violent conflict to raise the level and quality of public debate.
We believe that the struggle to preserve the future of our planet is not about us. It's about you. Greenpeace speaks for nearly 3 million supporters worldwide, and encourages many millions more than that to take action every day.
We take the name of our flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, from a Native American Cree legend. It described a time when humanity's greed has poisoned the earth, and a tribe of people known as the Warriors of the Rainbow would rise up to defend her.
As one of the longest banners we've ever made summed things up, "When the last tree is cut, the last river poisoned, and the last fish dead, we will discover that we can't eat money..."
Greenpeace in East Asia
Greenpeace is in East Asia to fight climate change, stop toxic pollution, ensure food security, end illegal deforestation, and defend the oceans.
Environmental problems know no borders. Greenpeace recognizes the importance of regional offices that work together to achieve effective solutions for a sustainable future.
Surging economic development in East Asia has brought widespread prosperity, but has also taken a severe environmental toll, both regionally and worldwide. Greenpeace is committed to ensuring a green development pathway together with the people of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.