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BREAKING: Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014 47 comments

UPDATE: The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. (Detailed update at bottom. ) Original post: Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why?

Civil Society Groups Call for Climate Action

Image | March 31, 2014 at 10:55

Representatives from international civil society groups Friends of the Earth GCCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, plus Japanese groups Kiko Network and CASA, call for world leaders to take action against climate change. The UN's Intergovernmental...

Climate science scares me too, but we can choose a better future

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | March 31, 2014

I had a birthday on Saturday, but there was no time to celebrate. Instead, I was busy monitoring intensive discussions on climate change in Yokohama, Japan, where climate scientists from around the world were finalising their latest...

New IPCC report shows world unprepared for dangers of climate change

Press release | March 31, 2014 at 2:20

Yokohama, Japan, 31 March 2014 – Greenpeace urged world leaders to accelerate the transition to clean and safe energy as the UN climate panel issued on Monday a new warning on the looming climate chaos.

Procter & Gamble Protest in Philippines

Image | March 28, 2014 at 16:11

Greenpeace Philippines activists dressed as Sumatran tigers set up camp outside a Procter & Gamble (P&G) facility in Cabuyao, Laguna, South of Manila. The protesting tigers installed tree stumps and tents to show how P&G has wiped out their...

Deforestation: A vicious cocktail for the climate

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter and Sebastian Bock | March 27, 2014 3 comments

Every few years, thousands of the world's most renowned climate scientists work together as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to present us with the latest scientific assessment of how we are doing in terms...

P&G gets a timely reminder: destroying forests is not “sustainable”

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 26, 2014 12 comments

So, P&G is still ignoring nearly 400,000 of us who've written to its CEO, Alan G. Lafley. And P&G is still claiming the company is "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil". But today, we did something it can't ignore: we...

P&G linked to fresh forest scandal, Greenpeace holds protests

Press release | March 26, 2014 at 15:21

Jakarta, 26 March 2014 – A palm oil producer linked to Procter & Gamble’s supply chains is destroying primary forest in the Indonesian region of Papua. The Greenpeace findings come as activists in five countries protested at P&G’s national...

Brazil, and the world, ought to invest in ecological farming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 26, 2014

Yesterday, I joined a panel at the Global Agribusiness Forum in São Paolo (Brazil) to talk about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food production. You might be surprised that Greenpeace was at an agribusiness...

APRIL continues with forest destruction despite new sustainability policies

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | March 25, 2014

In January of this year, APRIL – Indonesia's second-largest pulp and paper company and part of the RGE corporate empire controlled by Sukanto Tanoto – announced a new 'sustainability' policy, claiming to have placed a moratorium on...

8 Reasons to Detox our Water

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | March 25, 2014 2 comments

Last weekend marked the 21st World Water Day - a moment to celebrate the precious water that pours from our taps, runs in our rivers and sustains all life here on earth. It was also a timely reminder that this scarce and essential...

Climate SOS – Greenpeace urges end to fossil fuel investments as IPCC meets

Press release | March 25, 2014 at 1:00

Yokohama, Japan, 25 March 2014 – A climate crisis that risks peace and security can still be avoided by accelerating the clean energy revolution, Greenpeace said on Tuesday.

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 24, 2014 3 comments

Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO. Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London. And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to...

Exxon Valdez 25th anniversary: the North deserves a better future

Blog entry by Kiera-Dawn Kolson | March 24, 2014 1 comment

On the 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, as the Arctic Council gathers to meet in northern Canada and Exxon is getting set to drill in the Russian Arctic, Greenpeace is preparing for a fresh fight with a familiar foe. In...

Japan should not be a nuclear playground

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 24, 2014 10 comments

Op-ed originally published on Kyodo News. A busy playground beams with hope and echoes with giggles. It was in this safe place, three months after the disaster, that I heard infectious ripples of laughter from children going back...

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