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Greenpeace observer checking heavy ice floes beside Arctic Sunrise.

Expeditions and special projects

Here you can find the special weblogs and tour sites we put up for particular projects. Past project sites are archived, and no longer updated.

Arctic Meltdown expedition - summer 2009: In 2009, the Arctic Sunrise travelled further North than any Greenpeace vessel before to document the devastating effects of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet and on the Arctic Ocean ice cap.

Asian Quit Coal tour 2008

Asian Energy Revolution tour 2005

- Our ship the Rainbow Warrior touring Asia to push for a clean energy revolution in the region to combat global warming.

Yellow River Source Expedition 2005

- Revealing the consequences of global warming on one of China's most important rivers.

Project thin ice 2005 - Documenting climate change in the Arctic.

Greenpeace Energy Revolution - European Tour:Driving the switch to renewables and energy efficiency, the onlysustainable energy system that will enable us to stop climate changeand remove the radioactive threat for good.

Exxon secrets - Exposes the links between ExxonMobil money and the think tanks, associations and individuals denying global warming.

Exxon crimes action weblog- A weblog covering a Greenpeace protest at the Exxon Mobilheadquarters in Texas.  [Note: Exxon is known as Esso in mostparts of the world.]

May 2003

Climate impacts tour - Patagonia - The Arctic Sunrise and crew documenting signs of climate change.

January - February 2004

Antarctica tour 1997 - The Arctic Sunrise and crew documenting signs of climate change in Antarctica.

Arctic tour 1997 - The Arctic Sunrise and crew documenting climate change in the Arctic, and taking action against oil drilling.

More:

The Greenpeace weblog

LiveWire - the Greenpeace Aotearoa NZ weblog

International negotiations - Our first hand accounts from international climate negotiations.

Protests and direct actions - Links to past and current protests about climate and energy issues.

 

Take action - How you can get involved.

The latest updates

 

This is BIG! McDonald’s, Tesco, Young’s Seafood... commit to safeguard the Arctic

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 25 May, 2016 2 comments

Amazing news! Today an entire industry including major global brands  McDonald’s , Tesco , Young’s Seafood and Iglo agreed to push back against destruction of our pristine Arctic waters. Together with the Norwegian Fishing...

Why there's no place I'd rather be than on a Greenpeace ship in the North Sea

Blog entry by Paloma | 20 May, 2016 3 comments

Everything is different on a ship. Walls are bulkheads, ceilings are deckheads, floors are decks, right is starboard, left is port, back is stern and front is bow. At sea, the ground wobbles beneath our feet, rocking us to sleep in our...

Twelve Nobel Prize winners, a Beatle, and the Pope can't all be wrong

Blog entry by Nick Young | 15 April, 2016 1 comment

On 18 September 2013, two Greenpeace International activists were arrested during a peaceful protest in the Russian Arctic. A week later, the entire 30-member crew of their ship was in a Russian jail awaiting trial on charges of...

How New Zealand stood up to the fossil fools

Blog entry by Nick Young | 23 March, 2016

Greenpeace New Zealand coordinated one of the largest civil disobedience climate protests in their country’s history... and it was a beautiful thing. More than 200 people descended on New Zealand’s largest oil industry conference...

How coal is deepening the water crisis in India

Blog entry by Subrata Biswas | 22 March, 2016 1 comment

New Greenpeace International  research released today , on World Water Day, finds that coal power plants around the world consume enough freshwater to sustain one billion people. One photographer in India documented the impacts on...

Following big oil into the darkness

Blog entry by Stefan Kerschbaumer | 7 March, 2016 3 comments

Saturday 3/6/2016, 7:30 a.m. My alarm clock rings, it’s time to get up. The narrow corridors inside the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are unusually empty. Almost the entire ship crew is up on deck working double time to get the ship...

Evaluating the Paris Deal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 February, 2016 5 comments

Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare...

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2015

Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just...

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 1 July, 2015 1 comment

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world's biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has joined 41 other nations to unveil its...

These images show why China could be ready to save climate politics

Blog entry by Qiuxia Wang | 30 June, 2015 1 comment

Air pollution. Nobody can escape it. Young or old, rich or poor, everyone is affected by the fine particulate matter hanging over many cities across China. These images by celebrated photographer, Lu Guang, take you on a...

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