About Greenpeace

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.

Our campaigns

Catalysing an energy revolution
to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.

Defending our oceans
by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.

Protecting the world's ancient forests
and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.

Working for disarmament and peace
by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

Creating a toxic free future
with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.

Campaigning for sustainable agriculture
by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.


Core values

Greenpeace's cornerstone principles and core values are reflected in all our environmental campaign work, worldwide.

- We 'bear witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner;

- We use non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate;

- In exposing threats to the environment and finding solutions we have no permanent allies or adversaries;

- We ensure our financial independence from political or commercial interests;

- We seek solutions for, and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices.

In developing our campaign strategies and policies we take great care to reflect our fundamental respect for democratic principles and to seek solutions that will promote global social equity.

Greenpeace is present in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.

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