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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 Past project sites are archived, and no longer updated.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

 

Return of the Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 1 August, 2014

Those last days on the Arctic Sunrise in September 2013, gave me one of my most precious memories. That might sound odd to you: armed men with balaclavas abseiling down from a helicopter and holding some of the crew at gunpoint; unable...

Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists

Feature story | 1 August, 2014 at 11:00

From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action on September 18th, all times CET.

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 31 July, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Our Arctic Sunrise is coming home

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 6 June, 2014 3 comments

Earlier this morning we had a remarkable phone call from Murmansk. It was from the team of lawyers representing Greenpeace International telling us that the Russian Investigative Committee (IC) had decided to release the Arctic...

Who pays the bill for climate denialism?

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | 28 May, 2014 2 comments

Greenpeace International, along with WWF International and the Centre for International Environmental Law, sent letters to major insurance firms and 35 fossil fuel and other carbon major companies today, asking whether they believed...

Power drilling: When an oil rig is a political weapon

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 26 May, 2014 1 comment

You may not have heard about the Paracels and the Spratlys. These two island chains, located in the South China Sea, have for years been at the epicentre of a heated controversy between neighbouring countries. Since early May 2014,...

The perilous space between an oil tanker and a harbour

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 May, 2014 13 comments

This morning, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 14 April, 2014 1 comment

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 11 April, 2014

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | 8 April, 2014 3 comments

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

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