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How does social change happen?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 March, 2016 12 comments

"We live mythically and integrally" — Marshall McLuhan Changing the world remains a complex challenge, with no infallible formula for success. Nevertheless, we possess the record of those who have tried, from the 3000-year-old...

Massive step to protect a vital part of the Arctic high seas taken today in Gothenburg

Press release | 4 March, 2016 at 13:31

Gothenburg, 4 March 2016 - A proposal for the first Marine Protected Area in the Arctic high seas has been endorsed as scientifically robust by The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR). The...

Fukushima nuclear disaster will impact forests, rivers and estuaries for hundreds of...

Press release | 4 March, 2016 at 4:20

Tokyo, 4 March 2016 - The environmental impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster will last decades to centuries, warns a new Greenpeace Japan report. Man-made, long-lived radioactive elements are absorbed into the living tissues of...

Cutting Deforestation Out Of Palm Oil

Publication | 3 March, 2016 at 6:00

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere are those costs more evident than in Indonesia, which has lost 31 million hectares of...

Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo among brands failing to protect...

Press release | 3 March, 2016 at 6:00

Jakarta, 3 March 2016 - Greenpeace today released a scorecard rating 14 global consumer goods companies, finding much more needs to be done to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. [1]

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | 3 March, 2016 1 comment

How 'clean' is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we're releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping promises to stop deforestation in Indonesia for palm oil. Take a look now to...

Ice loss, the beauty of the Arctic and the threat of fishing fleets

Blog entry by Mads Flarup Christensen | 2 March, 2016 1 comment

Together we kicked out Shell; seven million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic in 2015. Later in the year nations came together in Paris and signed a historical agreement for the climate. These events...

One planet, thousands of land-struggles to save it

Blog entry by Luca Miggiano and Stephanie Brancaforte | 2 March, 2016

Indigenous peoples and local communities are at the heart of the fight against climate change and environmental destruction. When a new mine breaks ground, when land is grabbed, or when industrial loggers raze forests, they are the...

“Sustainable” fish from major consumer brands linked to Arctic destruction

Press release | 2 March, 2016 at 6:12

Amsterdam, 2 March 2016 - Fishing fleets that supply major consumer brands are using giant trawlers in an area known as the ‘Arctic Galapagos’, according to a new Greenpeace investigation.

This Far, No Further

Publication | 2 March, 2016 at 6:00

Investigations by Greenpeace have shown industrial fishing fleets using destructive bottom trawling are invading previously pristine areas of the Barents Sea in the Norwegian Arctic.

Solar energy can change Greece

Blog entry by Anna-Maria Renner | 1 March, 2016 3 comments

Experiencing a beautiful 22 degrees °C sun in Rhodes, Greece brought to mind two thoughts: 1) “Yes, it is truly the Island of the Sun.” 2) “Yes, climate change is happening.” This led me to one conclusion: Solar power is the...

Make-or-break moment for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | 29 February, 2016 3 comments

This week, an unremarkable event can play a remarkable role to protect life in the Arctic. A part of the permanent ice cover on which life in the Arctic depends can soon be protected from destructive activities. If this protection...

Thousands call for #safepassage in Europe

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 29 February, 2016

As thousands of people gathered across Europe on Saturday to call for refugee rights, a human chain of hands was formed on a stony Lesbos beach next to a banner demanding ‘No more deaths’. Lesbos is on the frontline of Europe’s...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 February, 2016 4 comments

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

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