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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 Past project sites are archived, and no longer updated.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

 

Peter Willcox, be(a)ring witness

Blog entry by Barbara Stowe | 15 October, 2013

Captain Peter Willcox is the very definition of a mensch. The first thing he taught me was courage. I met him in Vancouver, Canada, in the spring of 2007, when he was skippering the Esperanza for the Greenpeace USA Bering Witness tour.

Our Captain Fantastic

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 14 October, 2013 5 comments

Pete Willcox, who has just been refused bail and remains alone in a Russian jail cell, was my skipper on board the first Rainbow Warrior in 1984. As a crew we spent five months in a hellhole boat yard in Florida turning  the...

WATCH: Thousands of people in nearly 50 countries stand in solidarity with Arctic 30

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 9 October, 2013

It’s a rare and beautiful thing when people all across the world unite in defense of peaceful protest and action on climate change. That’s what happened this past weekend when thousands of people took part in solidarity events for the...

We rebut Gazprom's absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 8 October, 2013 1 comment

In a recent news item on the BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom's giant oil platform. In a ...

'Arctic 30' Global Day Of Solidarity

Slideshow | 7 October, 2013

Sini, the quiet hero

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 7 October, 2013 78 comments

My friend Sini Saarela is in jail in Murmansk, along with many other Greenpeace International activists. They are some of the first people in the world to face long jail sentences because they followed their conviction and acted...

An assault on the very principle of peaceful protest

Blog entry by Jess Wilson | 3 October, 2013 18 comments

It is bitterly ironic that as the world celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday as International Non-Violence Day, 30 non-violent, peaceful protestors sat locked up in jail cells in Russia. Yesterday, 13 activists and one freelance...

Faiza: "The uncertainty is driving me crazy"

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 1 October, 2013 81 comments

"I have no idea how this will end, how long it will take. The uncertainty is driving me crazy," writes Greenpeace Netherlands campaigner Faiza Oulahsen in a letter from her cell in Murmansk, Russia. She writes about her experiences...

Free the Arctic 30, and lock up fossil fuels

Blog entry by Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway | 29 September, 2013 6 comments

On Friday, peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise  woke up in a freezing jail cell in Russia for trying to protect the Arctic and fight global warming. At the same time the UN panel on Climate Change released its...

What do the experts say?

Feature story | 29 September, 2013 at 10:00

A great number of legal experts have commented on the boarding and seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and on the piracy and hooliganism charges against the Arctic 30.

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