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Rio+20 Earth Summit - Xavante people

Image | 20 June, 2012 at 13:35

Xavante indigenous peoples from Marãiwatsédé, located in Mato Grosso state, visit the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship, moored in Mauá Pier, in Rio de Janeiro. The vessel serves as a platform for the group to remember the promise, made from Eco 92...

Greenpeace comment on state of Rio+20 negotiations text for adoption

Press release | 19 June, 2012 at 18:08

Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director said: “The future we want has gotten a little further away today. Rio+20 has turned into an epic failure. It has failed on equity, failed on ecology and failed on economy.”

Fossil fools from G20 to Rio+20

Blog entry by Patricia Lerner, Greenpeace International | 19 June, 2012 3 comments

Three years ago I was in Pittsburgh and witnessed the G20 leaders commit to phasing out "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term". That wasn´t the urgency we were looking for then, or the one sought with the global...

#EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Blog entry by Anna K | 18 June, 2012 2 comments

Does your government say that they want to help stop climate change? If so, as a first step, they should stop funding it . Join the  'twitterstorm'  today to tell them so! This year, governments worldwide will spend...

Europe’s nuclear stress tests turn a blind eye to potential disaster

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 18 June, 2012 11 comments

The terrible consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster are far from being adequately dealt with, but unfortunately, politicians continue to put the nuclear industry’s interests before the wellbeing and safety of the public. ...

Rising Powers Take the Floor at Rio+20

Blog entry by Yong Rong, Greenpeace East Asia | 17 June, 2012 3 comments

Last week, I kissed my five-year-old daughter goodbye in Beijing and got on a flight bound for Rio de Janeiro. 25 hours later, I joined some 50,000 other people in Rio for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Absent from that big crowd,...

New Rio+20 Negotiating Text: Greenpeace comment

Press release | 17 June, 2012 at 2:56

Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International Political Director said: “If broadly adopted, the latest text from the Brazilian government would condemn the world to a future of pollution, plunder and destruction. There is no action here, no commitment...

Greenwash+20

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen, Greenpeace International | 15 June, 2012 1 comment

Today here at the Rio+20 Earth Summit , corporations will start their own sustainability party , hosted by the UN Global Compact. It’s not difficult to picture what it will be like: countless speeches and glossy brochures on...

US on Rio Earth Summit oceans rescue plan: “no we won’t!”

Blog entry by Nathalie Rey | 15 June, 2012

Day two of the negotiating sessions for this once in a decade meeting on sustainable development, and we seem to be drifting even further away from in the future we want here at Rio+20 . Progress to agree final outcomes continues to...

Microsoft should read its own reports on powering data centres

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 14 June, 2012

Microsoft has turned up at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil, unveiling a new website featuring a calculator that it says shows how much energy would be saved if more businesses moved their data to the cloud. Now, there’s some...

JBS aims to silence critics instead of ending Amazon destruction

Press release | 14 June, 2012 at 18:38

Amsterdam, June 14, 2012 – Brazilian beef and leather company JBS, caught red handed for its links to Amazon destruction, has launched legal action against Greenpeace Brazil, trying to challenge minor details rather than ending deforestation.

Rainbow Warrior arrives at Rio+20

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 June, 2012 2 comments

Like so many in Greenpeace, I love boats. Put me on water and I am happy. So when I heard back in March at one of the preparatory meetings for the Rio Earth Summit taking place in New York that our new Rainbow Warrior was there, I...

Good Oil - A Solution Story

Feature story | 13 June, 2012 at 14:00

Oil palm plantations have expanded rapidly over the past two decades in Indonesia, clearing large swathes of natural forest and critical peatland areas. Promises of economic development and jobs to local communities have not come true for many.

It’s time for fewer tuna fishing boats, not empty promises

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 12 June, 2012 1 comment

There is consensus. Too many big tuna fishing boats are chasing declining tuna populations. Environmentalists know this; the tuna industry knows it and governments, scientists and fishermen know that if we want fish tomorrow, we need...

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