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The Arctic 30

The Arctic 30 spent more than three months in a Russian detention centre, despite the fact that the seizure of their ship and the imprisonment of the activists were deemed illegal by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. As one activist said, "They didn't lock us up for what we did. They locked us up for what we stood for." Their act of civil disobedience was a courageous stand against destructive Arctic oil drilling and the onslaught of climate change.

 

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ExxonMobil halts drilling in Russian Arctic in response to sanctions - Greenpeace...

Press release | 19 September, 2014 at 16:15

London, 19 September 2014 - According to recent media reports, ExxonMobil has halted its attempt to drill an exploration well in the Arctic’s Kara Sea, following the announcement of new sanctions from the EU and US governments. The project was...

Ban Ki-moon receives names of six million people calling for protection of the Arctic

Press release | 19 September, 2014 at 11:25

New York, 19 September 2014 - In advance of the UN Climate Summit in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted a six million signature petition from Greenpeace calling for long term protection of the region [1].

Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge as it reaches minimum

Press release | 11 September, 2014 at 10:15

Longyearbyen, 11 September 2014 - As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Yeb Saño is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming...

Global study reveals huge majority support the creation of a protected Arctic Sanctuary

Press release | 4 September, 2014 at 10:03

Copenhagen, 4 September 2014 - International polling revealed today that 74 percent of people worldwide support the creation of a protected sanctuary in the international waters surrounding the North Pole.

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise welcomed home by Arctic 30

Press release | 9 August, 2014 at 14:10

Amsterdam, 9 August 2014 - The Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise today sailed back into Dutch territorial waters after over 300 days in Russian custody. The ship had been held illegally since taking part in a peaceful direct action against...

Actor Emma Thompson urges people to stop feeling powerless about global warming

Press release | 7 August, 2014 at 13:30

Svalbard, 7 August 2014 - During a trip to the Arctic aboard a Greenpeace ship, Actor Emma Thompson has spoken out about what she describes as a 'culture of guilt' around what's needed to protect the Arctic and deal with global warming.

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise departs Russian port after ten months in custody

Press release | 1 August, 2014 at 11:00

Amsterdam, 1 August 2014 - More than 300 days after it was illegally boarded following a high profile peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has finally departed Murmansk, Russia en route for its home...

Emma Thompson and daughter join Greenpeace ship on voyage to protect the Arctic

Press release | 1 August, 2014 at 9:00

London, 1 August 2014 - Actor Emma Thompson and her 15-year-old daughter Gaia Wise will sail aboard a Greenpeace ship in August to raise awareness of the melting Arctic environment. The Harry Potter and Nanny McPhee star will join a Greenpeace...

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