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  • Is FAO opening a window for ecological farming?

    Blogpost by Monique Mikhail - 23 September, 2014 at 11:30 4 comments

    It was an exciting moment for me and a small team of Greenpeace food campaigners to take part in the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Agroecology Symposium in Rome last week. It was the first FAO event on agroecology in history. At the sympos... Read more >

  • The melting sea ice, a dodgy peach blouse and a moment I'll never forget

    Blogpost by Vicky Wyatt - 22 September, 2014 at 21:00

    Floating Ice in the Arctic Ocean. 09/08/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    I remember at school I wrote a story about the North Pole. As part of my 'research' I found out that sometimes the Arctic was so cold that if you threw a bucket of boiling water into the air it would freeze before it hit the ground. My 8 year old mi... Read more >

  • The New Normal

    Blogpost by Jasper Inventor - 22 September, 2014 at 13:15

    Activists dressed as Heads of State in suits and papier-mâché heads flounder in a life raft and strand on the ice in the Arctic Ocean. The portrayed Heads of State include Barack Obama (US), Vladimir Putin (Russia), David Cameron (UK), François Hollande (France), Stephen Harper (Canada), Angela Merkel (Germany) and Narendra Modi (India). The images are taken during a Greenpeace ship tour near Svalbard earlier this month, in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit the 23th of September. 09/07/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    I’m probably one of a handful of Filipinos to ever make it to the Arctic. What struck me the most during my trip are the similarities that could be drawn between the Arctic and the Philippines despite being 8,500 kilometers apart. For instance, both... Read more >

  • Greenpeace at London Climate March Greenpeace activists at the People's Climate March in London, UK. 09/21/2014 © John Cobb / Greenpeace

    Yesterday, over half a million people in 160 countries across the world marched against climate change. What clearer signal can there be to policy leaders that they need to either lead or get out of the way?

    Leading means using tomorrow’s climate s... Read more >

  • How do you Detox 70 million clothes?

    Blogpost by Chiara Campione - 22 September, 2014 at 12:30 1 comment

    Something really cool happened in Italy today.

    Six of the country’s biggest textile companies, responsible for supplying material to a number of well-known fashion and luxury brands, made a commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals from our clothes... Read more >

  • World Peace Day 2014: Working towards true (energy) security

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - 21 September, 2014 at 12:00

    Greenpeace Germany "Bundestreffen" in Kassel. Greenpeace members form a peace sign. 05/15/2002 © Greenpeace / Heiko Meyer

    As the world marches to stop climate change we must also remember that the 21st of September marks the International Day of Peace. With millions suffering around the world, in internal or interstate violence, this has not been a good year for peace.... Read more >

  • Dear LEGO, did you miss our one million emails…?

    Blogpost by Ellen Booth - 20 September, 2014 at 18:00 1 comment

    Oh LEGO! We're feeling sad again. We just heard you've rolled out a new line of Shell toys in Singapore, and this is just the beginning – they'll be coming to Shell petrol stations across the globe in the next year or so.

    And these toys are even more... Read more >

  • Ban Ki-moon receives Greenpeace delegation. The UN Secretary General is presented with a six million signature petition calling for long term protection of the Arctic region. The delegation consists of Indigenous rights activist, youth leader and Saami politician Josefina Skerk, Margareta Malmgren-Koller, who has signed dozens of leaders up to Greenpeace’s Arctic Declaration policy proposal; Greenpeace Senior Political Advisor Neil Hamilton and Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. 09/18/2014 © Michael Nagle / Greenpeace

    I'm trembling with excitement. Together with a small delegation I just handed over a message to one of the world's top political figures. And it’s all because of you.

    I don't usually hang out in New York City, rubbing shoulders with the United Nati... Read more >

  • Arctic 30 one year anniversary: Their freedom is our freedom

    Blogpost by The Arctic 30 - 19 September, 2014 at 8:30 2 comments

    The right to peaceful protest is a core tenet of a healthy society — the inherent human right to stand up and be counted, to challenge unjust laws, and sometimes, when the system has failed, to put our bodies in the way of destruction and give voice t... Read more >

  • Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

    Blogpost by Dr. Neil Hamilton - 18 September, 2014 at 13:30 2 comments

    Statoil Transocean Spitsbergen Oil Rig Protest in Barents Sea. 08/27/2014 © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

    It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that fundamental changes nee... Read more >

  • Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark.

    Blogpost by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland - 16 September, 2014 at 15:00 1 comment

    Action for 100% Renewables in Copenhagen. 09/24/2011 © Greenpeace / Lars Bertelsen

    Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by United Nations' Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. They ... Read more >

  • 1000 strong voices taking a powerful stand for the Arctic

    Blogpost by Ethan Gilbert - 16 September, 2014 at 14:30

    Yeb Saño Filipino Climate Change Commissioner in the Arctic. 09/10/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    This week the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic has reached a milestone of 1000 influential signatories from all walks of life and all corners of our planet.

    The document, a ten point charter for environmental protection was dra... Read more >

  • FSC makes big strides

    Blogpost by Judy Rodrigues - 12 September, 2014 at 18:30

    Kumi Naidoo in the FSC General Assembly expert panel. © Greenpeace

    This week, Greenpeace has been squirreled away in meetings with members of the FSC's General Assembly, the membership body that makes decisions about how FSC is governed. To be frank, we've been pretty critical of FSC over the last few years. While ... Read more >

  • An apple a day keeps the pesticides away

    Blogpost by Federica Ferrario - 12 September, 2014 at 14:50 1 comment

    Congratulations to the village of Malles

    The fields around Malles in the heart of the Venosta Valley in northern Italy are right now surrounded by thousands of yellow and red apples, ready to be harvested.

    These apples – the real "gold" of this area – will soon be produced completely with... Read more >

  • The Arctic is worth fighting for

    Blogpost by Yeb Saño, Philippines Climate Change Commissioner - 11 September, 2014 at 10:00 1 comment

    UN climate commissioner Yeb Saño in the Arctic. 09/08/2014 © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    As I witness with my own eyes the sublime and spectacular beauty of the Arctic, I realize that we live on a deeply interconnected planet. What happens all over the world affects this region in seriously profound and intricate ways. And what happens ...

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