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'Smart Breeding': biotechnology innovation that looks to the future but delivers today

Press release | 28 October, 2014 at 0:00

Amsterdam, 28 October 2014 - Greenpeace today announced their support of Marker Assisted Selection (MAS), or Smart Breeding, as a way to develop plant traits required to face the different challenges of today's agriculture: from disease-resistance...

Villagers met with violence while protecting olive trees

Press release | 21 October, 2014 at 18:55

Soma, Turkey, 21 October 2014 – 11 local villagers and Greenpeace Mediterranean activists were today handcuffed, beaten and hospitalized while peacefully protecting a Yirca village olive grove from being unlawfully razed for a proposed Kolin...

Nationwide demonstrations in Italy join Greenpeace oil rig occupation in Sicily

Press release | 15 October, 2014 at 15:55

Rome, 15 October 2104 - After more than 36 hours of peaceful protest, activists have today ended their occupation of ENI’s oil platform, Prezioso in Sicily where they have been since early yesterday morning. With the banner 'Stop Fossils, Go...

Deutsche Bank under pressure as Chinese Government joins Greenpeace, condemning...

Press release | 15 October, 2014 at 10:50

Beijing / Hong Kong, 15 October 2014 – The Chinese government has criticized as "misleading" a bungled initial public offering (IPO) that Deutsche Bank organised for one of China's largest tuna longline companies. The IPO has been suspended after...

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the...

Press release | 9 October, 2014 at 11:00

London, 9 October 2014 - Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to 'not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell'. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration...

Russian authorities terminate investigation into "Arctic 30" protest after twelve months

Press release | 1 October, 2014 at 12:22

Amsterdam, 1 October 2014 - Russia's Investigative Committee (IC) has ended a year-long investigation into a peaceful protest at an Arctic oil rig last year which led to the imprisonment of 28 activists and two freelance journalists who became...

Solar power could supply more than half of global electricity capacity by 2050, says IEA

Press release | 29 September, 2014 at 15:10

Amsterdam, 29 September 2014 - The International Energy Agency has concluded that the various forms of solar power could provide more than half of the world's electricity capacity by 2050, according to a new publication released today. (1) Solar...

Dirty Coal shown red card by India’s Supreme Court

Press release | 24 September, 2014 at 19:15

Amsterdam, 24 September 2014 – Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India today welcomed the Indian Supreme Court's landmark decision on the country's coal scam following the Court's cancellation of the licenses of 214 coal blocks.

World Leaders must listen to the people on climate and be bolder than they were today

Press release | 23 September, 2014 at 21:45

New York, 23 September 2014 - As world leaders gathered at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York today, Greenpeace leaders responded to key announcements from China, the United States, and Europe:

ExxonMobil halts drilling in Russian Arctic in response to sanctions - Greenpeace...

Press release | 19 September, 2014 at 16:15

London, 19 September 2014 - According to recent media reports, ExxonMobil has halted its attempt to drill an exploration well in the Arctic’s Kara Sea, following the announcement of new sanctions from the EU and US governments. The project was...

Ban Ki-moon receives names of six million people calling for protection of the Arctic

Press release | 19 September, 2014 at 11:25

New York, 19 September 2014 - In advance of the UN Climate Summit in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accepted a six million signature petition from Greenpeace calling for long term protection of the region [1].

Japan celebrates one year completely nuclear-free and the birth of a clean energy future

Press release | 15 September, 2014 at 18:15

Tokyo, 15 September 2014 – Today, Japan celebrates a unique and inspiring anniversary, a full year nuclear free, a year without the constant risks and threats of nuclear power.

Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge as it reaches minimum

Press release | 11 September, 2014 at 10:15

Longyearbyen, 11 September 2014 - As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Yeb Saño is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming...

New analysis finds over 100 million hectares of intact forest area degraded since 2000

Press release | 4 September, 2014 at 15:11

Washington, 4 September 2014 - New analysis and maps released today reveal the alarming speed at which the world’s largest expanses of forest wilderness are being degraded. More than 104 million hectares – an area three times the size of Germany...

Global study reveals huge majority support the creation of a protected Arctic Sanctuary

Press release | 4 September, 2014 at 10:03

Copenhagen, 4 September 2014 - International polling revealed today that 74 percent of people worldwide support the creation of a protected sanctuary in the international waters surrounding the North Pole.

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