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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 Past project sites are archived, and no longer updated.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

 

Government spying undermines climate action

Blog entry by Andrew Kerr | 27 November, 2014 1 comment

Unless you’ve been living in a hole in the ground or in a galaxy far, far away you won’t have missed media revelations about government security services snooping on our every communication. Personal phone calls and e-mails are...

For oil companies, our rights are just another obstacle

Blog entry by Martin L., Joris T., Leon V. and Faiza O. | 21 November, 2014 3 comments

Once upon a time fossil fuel exploration took place far away, out of sight and out of mind. But as oil and gas giants become ever more desperate for new reserves they’re prepared to drill in places that were previously unthinkable.

The Arctic Sunrise, her journey continues

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 19 November, 2014 2 comments

Last Saturday, the ecologically pristine area around the Canary Islands was the watery stage of the next chapter in the story of the Arctic Sunrise. Last year, she carried Greenpeace activists across icy waters North of Russia, where...

Video: Activist hospitalised after boats rammed during peaceful protest against oil...

Blog entry by Andrew | 15 November, 2014 42 comments

Update - 18 November: The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has orderd the detention of the Arctic Sunrise . Mario Rodriguez, director of Greenpeace Spain, said in response... "It’s telling that the Spanish...

Supporters welcome the Arctic Sunrise in Lanzarote, Spain

Image | 15 November, 2014 at 12:30

The Arctic Sunrise arrives in Lanzarote, following a peaceful protest against the the oil drilling ship ‘Rowan Renaissance.' A large crowd of supporters receives the ship and activists. Greenpeace is protesting against reckless plans by Repsol to...

Social PreCOP – More than just a document at stake

Blog entry by Mauro Fernandez | 13 November, 2014

The Social PreCOP held in Venezuela left civil society, governments and the delegation of the hosting country with mixed feelings. Can I accept the outcome as is? The answer is 'no'. After a long fight to establish an official...

Sadness turns to joy as Turkish coal project halted

Blog entry by Deniz Bayram | 12 November, 2014 6 comments

The community of the western Turkish village of Yirca has experienced a rollercoaster of sadness and elation in recent days, winning an important court battle against a coal project but losing 6,000 valuable olive trees. Just...

On World Energy Day let's remind the EU that people want ambitious EU 2030 targets

Blog entry by Virag Kaufer | 22 October, 2014 5 comments

Our ship, the Arctic Sunrise is back with a mission. After a year in Russian custody for a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, she is now released, repaired and back in the water. Once again she will challenge reckless...

Assaulted for protecting olive trees

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 21 October, 2014 7 comments

Villagers and activists were assaulted, handcuffed and hospitalized today while protecting olive trees at the site of a proposed coal plant in Turkey. The Kolin Group wants the olive trees cut down to make way for a new coal power...

While politicians are deciding our energy future, let's tell them: Listen to people...

Blog entry by Virag Kaufer | 3 October, 2014 2 comments

In three short weeks, on the 23rd and 24th of October, Europe's political leaders will meet in Brussels to agree on a European energy policy that will last for decades to come. These politicians are under pressure, especially after...

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