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New York Fashion Week's unexpected show

Blog entry by Kat Clark | 12 February, 2013 1 comment

In the midst of a rainy New York Fashion Week, four exclusive fashion brands were greeted by "clean-up crews" challenging them to adopt forest friendly and toxic free policies. Activists decorated store windows with giant images of...

Ecological Livestock

Publication | 12 February, 2013 at 11:41

Options for reducing livestock production and consumption to fit within ecological limits, with a focus in Europe.

World Bank refuses to review its support for logging in tropical rainforests

Press release | 11 February, 2013 at 16:00

Washington, 11th February 2013 - The World Bank Board of Directors has blocked a call by independent evaluators to review the outcomes of the Bank’s support for industrial-scale logging in tropical rainforests. The evaluators concluded in a...

What climate scientists have to say about super blizzard Nemo

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 10 February, 2013 3 comments

The USA is no stranger to severe winter storms but the monster – known as Nemo – that hammered the north east coastal states over the weekend may have been supercharged by climate change according to some climate scientists. The...

In Fashion Duel, Valentino proves 'Green' really is the new 'Black'

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 7 February, 2013 11 comments

At the start of November, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to 15 top Italian and French luxury fashion brands, challenging these companies with 25 'uncomfortable' questions about their supply chains. Why? Every day another...

Valentino tops Greenpeace fashion brand ranking on water pollution and deforestation

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 12:20

Rome, 7 February 2013 – Greenpeace Italy released a new green ranking guide today, which revealed major differences between the policies of high-end fashion brands on toxic water pollution and deforestation.

Star Lawless slams oil giant Shell outside court

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 6:06

New Plymouth, New Zealand, February 7, 2013 – Film and TV star Lucy Lawless and seven activists were today convicted and sentenced to 120 hours community service each for attempting to stop an Arctic-bound oil drilling ship last year.

Late lessons – but lessons we must learn

Blog entry by David Santillo | 6 February, 2013 1 comment

To make mistakes is human. To make them repeatedly is careless and short-sighted. To do so in pursuit of profit and at the expense of the natural systems on which we all depend is unforgivable. For a species undeniably so...

The UK’s nuclear triple whammy is worse than you think

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 6 February, 2013 32 comments

It’s being called a ‘triple whammy’ for the UK nuclear industry. And with what’s on the horizon - it’s beginning to look more like a quadruple or quintuple whammy. First, local representatives in Cumbria in the north of the country...

Japan utilities at risk unless they adapt to changed market forces

Press release | 6 February, 2013 at 2:49

Tokyo, February 6, 2013 – The value of Japan's energy utilities, which slumped in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, will fall further if the companies continue to ignore major changes in market forces and regulations, a new...

Beyond Nuclear

Publication | 6 February, 2013 at 0:30

After decades of market dominance, high profitability and the creation of strong shareholder value, Japan's nuclear utilities have seen their fortunes turn in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 February, 2013 25 comments

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

A Forest Conservation Policy

Slideshow | 5 February, 2013

Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia’s remaining rainforests

Press release | 5 February, 2013 at 8:58

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 February 2013 - Greenpeace hailed today’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent...

Oh Council, where art thou?

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 4 February, 2013 4 comments

While the thought of official councils — with their high-level policy workshops and multilateral task forces — is enough to send most sensible people into fits of abysmal loathing, there is one such council that anyone passionate about...

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