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Now there is a new way to force action on climate change - the courts

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 25 June, 2015 4 comments

Today, something incredible happened in the Netherlands. In a landmark court case, in which NGO Urgenda along with 900 concerned Dutch citizens sued the government for failing to act on climate change, the Dutch court ruled in their...

Cries of injustice from an island far away

Blog entry by Anna Abad | 24 June, 2015

"Why us? What did we ever do to deserve this?" These were the words said by Claire Anterea, from Kiribati, as she narrated her terrifying experience of Cyclone Pam during a recent climate justice and human rights workshop held in...

OSPAR: The Arctic can't wait

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 June, 2015

Government representatives from 15 countries, including the European Union, are meeting this week in Ostend, Belgium. These countries make up the OSPAR Commission which regulates the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. A big part of the...

Then & Now: Launching a "Mind Bomb" to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Emily Hunter | 22 June, 2015

Staring out at the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, I feel a sense of past and present colliding. Forty-four years ago in these same waters off Canada's west coast, my father Robert Hunter and a group of Greenpeace co-founders...

World Refugee Day: Fleeing climate change

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 20 June, 2015

When we consider how long people have been run out of their homes due to extreme weather brought about by climate change, it really took too long for the term "climate refugee" to become part of the popular vernacular.  Laxmi, age...

It’s official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 19 June, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing the breakthrough outcome of the UN...

#NutellaGate and the trade in deforestation

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 18 June, 2015

By now you may have heard of #NutellaGate . Yesterday, the French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urged people concerned about global warming and deforestation to stop eating Nutella because the famous chocolate and hazelnut...

The encyclical: Spirituality and ethics join the climate debate

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 18 June, 2015

When talking about climate change, ethical arguments have tended to be overshadowed by scientific, economic and political reasoning.  Of course, there are many good reasons to go after a strong and unequivocal climate agreement in...

Why the Pope's encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the...

Press release | 18 June, 2015 at 11:32

Rome, 18 June, 2015 - Reacting to the Pope's encyclical on the environment, Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, said:

I'm standing between Shell and the Arctic. Join me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | 17 June, 2015

Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the Alaskan Arctic. This...

People vs. Oil

Slideshow | 17 June, 2015

Desperate whalers go north

Blog entry by John Frizell | 16 June, 2015

Update 3 July: Iceland's fin whale hunt has started again and the key to stopping it, the Winter Bay, is still in Tromso quietly awaiting clearance to sail. No one in Iceland eats fin whale meat; this hunt is entirely for export. So...

Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 15 June, 2015

Today, Shell Oil's drilling rig – the Polar Pioneer – left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its history of failures and safety violations, the Obama...

Greenpeace US activists block Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

Press release | 15 June, 2015 at 16:01

Seattle, 15 June, 2015 - Thirteen activists in kayaks have intercepted Shell's drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, in Seattle's Puget Sound as the rig prepared to depart for the Arctic. The Greenpeace US activists have secured themselves together to...

A record breaking dress exchange: One event in over 40 cities

Blog entry by Carolin Wahnbaeck | 13 June, 2015

Today, Greenpeace is throwing the biggest clothes swap party ever seen in Austria and Germany: In over 40 cities, from the Danube to the Danish border, more than 10,000 expected participants will exchange some 50,000 trousers, skirts,...

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