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Don't bet on coal and oil growth

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 24, 2014

A mind-boggling sum of about $800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of...

Will you help us Protect Paradise in 2014?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | January 24, 2014

When I read the daily newspaper here in Indonesia, it’s rare that there is not at least one big scandal or exposé related to the forest sector. Just this last weekend, land conflicts in a Kalimantan palm oil plantation made regional...

A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Feature story | January 23, 2014 at 13:30

A team from Greenpeace East Asia's Detox campaign recently discovered an unsettling sight off the coast of South Eastern China. Next to the city of Shishi, a centre for children's clothing production, they discovered a huge black plume of...

Kids react to toxic water pollution

Video | January 23, 2014 at 12:12

Children in Beijing and Shishi City, China react to pictures of toxic water pollution off the coast of South Eastern China. 2014-01-23

Banner At The Essar Mumbai

Image | January 22, 2014 at 17:57

Greenpeace India activists unfurl a giant 36x72 foot banner reading: ‘We kill forests', from Essar’s building in Mumbai. Indian Energy giant Essar have announced their intention to mine another area of pristine forest in Mahan, Madhya Pradesh,...

Davos: the shifting nature of power and the shifting power of nature

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 22, 2014

One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Over 2,500 presidents, prime minsters, CEOs, celebrities and academics with a smattering...

Viewpoint: European Commission wearing emperor's new clothes in Davos

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | January 22, 2014

Climate change returned to the agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. And I expect the all-too-familiar placatory phrases will be back as well: it is very urgent and very serious; it is getting worse, and "we" or ...

Gazprom is trying to conceal its oil catastrophe in Siberia

Blog entry by Maria Favorskaya | January 22, 2014

In August 2013, activists from a local NGO reported an oil spill in the north of the Tomsk region, Siberia. Two months later, Rosprirodnadzor (Russia's environmental supervision agency) examined the area in Gazprom's Urmanskoe oil...

A small victory for the Arctic, a huge step for the Komi Peoples

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | January 21, 2014

The Indigenous Peoples of Russia’s Komi Republic are celebrating a rare victory today, after one of the oil companies that has been polluting their traditional land , was finally held to account. Lukoil, one of the oil companies...

'Fed Up' with big AgriBusiness

Blog entry by Myrto Pispini | January 21, 2014

Since ancient times food has not only been about eating, but also about sharing. Whether it's the same plate, the same table, or the same central Berlin square; food is an important force for social gathering. Sharing conversations,...

Burberry: Detoxing is not just a fashion fad

Blog entry by JulietteH | January 21, 2014

UPDATE 29 January: Fantastic news! Burberry has now commited to #Detox by 2020! Thank you for joining the campaign and helping make this happen! If "Detox" was on your list of New Year's Resolutions, but you already found...

Greenpeace’s Kumi Naidoo on Russia and the climate struggle

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 18, 2014

Q&A published in Yale Environment 360. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, the outspoken executive director of Greenpeace discusses why his organization’s activists braved imprisonment in Russia to stop Arctic oil drilling...

Telling a Detox Fairy Tale

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | January 17, 2014

Earlier this week Greenpeace launched the latest chapter of the Detox campaign for toxic-free fashion, revealing how hazardous Little Monsters are lurking in all kinds of kid's clothes - from luxury to budget - and calling on big...

Business group WBCSD warns APRIL: clean up or get out

Press release | January 17, 2014 at 13:01

Jakarta, 17 January 2014 – APRIL, the second largest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, has today been threatened with expulsion from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 international...

The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 16, 2014 1 comment

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

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