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Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 22, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Toxic chemical banned in EU textile imports

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | July 22, 2015

A huge victory for Detox supporters came out of Europe this week as all EU member states voted to ban the toxic chemical NPE from textile imports. This decision closes a trade loophole that allowed clothing containing dangerous levels...

UK’s proposed Hinkley C nuclear power plant faces resistance on all sides

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | July 16, 2015

The plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley in the UK are too expensive, too late, won't help cut greenhouse gas emissions, violate EU competition law, and will distort Europe 's energy markets. On 6 July 2015,...

Remember the unstoppable power of contagious courage

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International ED | July 10, 2015

Thirty years ago, groups of individuals in New Zealand were preparing to leave their families, their jobs and their homes to set off in small boats across the Pacific Ocean into a nuclear weapons testing zone. They hoped that their...

It's official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity agreement.

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 23, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing the breakthrough outcome of the UN...

Illegal catch of sharks linked to EU monsterboat

Blog entry by Justine Maillot and Karli Thomas | June 2, 2015

It’s a macabre case spanning continents. An illegal shipment of sharks, shark fins and other fish was seized in Spain two weeks ago – and the owners are reportedly in a deal with New Zealand company SeaDragon to supply shark livers...

Cracking down on illegal and destructive fishing

Blog entry by Celia Ojeda Martinez and Ariana Densham | March 23, 2015

Between  €9 - €23bn worldwide is lost every year to illegal fishing , much of it driven by organized crime. Before legislation came into force in 2011, an estimated €1.1bn worth of illegal fishing products was imported into the EU. ...

Why Europe's low impact fishermen should get more quotas

Blog entry by Nina Thuellen | January 27, 2015

During the last five years, hundreds of thousands of you joined us in calling on Europe's politicians to both protect our seas from overfishing and to create new laws that support fair and sustainable fishing. And together, we did...

High seas robbery

Blog entry by Karli Thomas, Elvira Jiménez | January 16, 2015

Finding illegal fishing vessels in the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean – over 20 million square kilometres of deep, rough and icy waters – sounds like a near impossible task. But it turns out that finding them is the easy part,...

Three Danish fishermen convicted of pirate fishing

Blog entry by Hanne Lyng Winter, Greenpeace Nordic campaigner | January 15, 2015

In August 2010  Greenpeace revealed  how five fishermen from the Danish fishing port of Gilleleje had been fishing for more than five months in an area totally closed for fishing. By using GPS trackers, Greenpeace proved several...

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