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The latest updates allows those who can’t march for the climate to still take part

Press release | 25 November, 2015 at 21:46

Paris, 25 November 2015 - Following the recent attacks in Paris and subsequent security concerns in the French capital which nullified plans for a massive climate march in the city, NGOs have teamed up to provide an opportunity for those who...

Hong Kong takes action to address illegal totoaba trade, help critically endangered...

Press release | 23 November, 2015 at 11:00

Hong Kong, 23 November 2015 - The Hong Kong government took unprecedented action to address the illegal totoaba trade on Friday by issuing summonses against the operators of two dried seafood shops that sell bladders from the endangered fish.

Palm oil giants fuelling forest fires in Borneo

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 1:18

Jakarta, 19 November 2015 – Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

Climate march and mobilisation cancelled in Paris - Greenpeace response

Press release | 18 November, 2015 at 23:23

Paris, 18 November 2015 - In reaction to the announcement of the non-authorisation of the climate march ahead of the Paris Climate Summit and mobilisations scheduled at the end of COP 21 Jean François Julliard, Executive Director of Greenpeace...

Renewable Energy to help overcome Mediterranean economic challenges

Press release | 10 November, 2015 at 10:58

Amsterdam, 10 November 2015 - Renewable energy boosts efficiency, creates jobs and makes good economic sense for countries around the Mediterranean, according to new reports. The governments of Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain could accelerate...

Indian authorities in new attempt to shut down Greenpeace

Press release | 6 November, 2015 at 14:41

Delhi/London, 6 November 2015 - Indian authorities have announced the cancellation of Greenpeace India’s legal registration, in a move that marks an escalation in their attempts to shut down the organisation.

Japan refuses Greenpeace ship permission to investigate dugong habitat destruction

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 10:26

Naha, 5 November 2015 - Japanese authorities refused permits for Greenpeace’s ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to join activists protesting against the construction of airstrips for a US military base in Oura Bay, Okinawa - a rich ecosystem that is...

Greenpeace exposes recently burnt Indonesian forest replaced with palm oil

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 7:43

Jakarta, 5 November 2015 - New photos and video released today by Greenpeace Southeast Asia show freshly planted palm oil saplings on deforested peatland where several fires have recently broken out at the edges of an orangutan sanctuary.[1]...

Volkswagen admits 'irregularities' in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | 4 November, 2015 at 13:10

Amsterdam, 4 November 2015 – Greenpeace International has condemned Volkswagen’s latest confession that it understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker's operations. 

Greenpeace investigation reveals new incidents of forced labour on Thai-operated vessels

Press release | 4 November, 2015 at 4:00

Bangkok, 4 November 2015 - Thai Union Group has not done enough to alleviate concerns over human rights abuses in the company’s tuna supply chain despite recent media scrutiny of its business operations, according to a Greenpeace Southeast Asia...

Greenpeace activist scales coal ship off the coast of Helsinki

Press release | 1 November, 2015 at 11:13

Baltic Sea/Helsinki, 1 November 2015 – A Greenpeace activist has scaled the 155m long bulk carrier, Alppila, transporting coal to one of Finland’s most polluting power plants in central Helsinki. The coal ship and its climate-damaging cargo have...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesia’s plantation industry to adopt Fire Action Plan

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 6:43

Jakarta, 29 October 2015 - Greenpeace has launched a challenge to the plantation industry to respond to the devastating scale of the forest fires crisis, set out in a new Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis. The four-step Fire Action Plan aims to...

Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s go-ahead for Okinawa military base

Press release | 27 October, 2015 at 4:57

Tokyo, October 27 2015 - Greenpeace Japan today condemned the Japanese government’s decision to allow construction of a military base in Okinawa to proceed, despite 80% of local people being opposed, and despite the fact that the Bay where the...

Europe's pesticide addiction threatens our environment - Greenpeace report

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 8:00

Hamburg/Amsterdam, 13 October 2015 – Industrial agriculture, with its heavy use of chemical pesticides, pollutes our water and soil and leads to loss of habitats and biodiversity, according to a Greenpeace report published today [1]. With almost...

Greenpeace activists protest South Korea’s plan to build world’s largest nuclear...

Press release | 13 October, 2015 at 7:51

Seoul, 13 October 2015 - Greenpeace East Asia activists today entered the restricted zone of the Kori nuclear power plant (NPP) near Busan, South Korea’s second largest city, to protest the country’s expansion of nuclear and its risk to the...

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