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Peaceful protest against Arctic drilling unlawfully ended by Norwegian authorities

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 21:42

Korpfjell, Barents Sea, Norway 17 August 2017 – Norwegian authorities have arrested the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, following a peaceful protest in the Barents Sea. The authorities unlawfully ended the activists’ peaceful protest against...

Greenpeace activists confront Norwegian government’s Arctic oil drilling site

Press release | 17 August, 2017 at 13:27

Korpfjell, Barents Sea, Norway 17 August 2017 – Peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have entered the exclusion zone of Statoil’s oil rig, Songa Enabler in the Barents Sea with kayaks and inflatable boats, while swimmers are...

Greenpeace International responds to nuclear tension between US and North Korea

Press release | 9 August, 2017 at 16:23

In response to the escalating rhetoric and tension between the US and North Korea, Greenpeace International Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid said:

Groundbreaking climate change case brought against Australia’s biggest bank

Press release | 8 August, 2017 at 5:39

Sydney, 8 August 2017: A groundbreaking case filed today against the Commonwealth Bank by shareholders argues the bank has failed to disclose the financial and reputational risk posed by climate change.

Global movement unites against Norwegian oil in the Arctic

Press release | 1 August, 2017 at 11:56

Lofoten, Norway, 1 August 2017 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has anchored at the island of Lofoten in Northern Norway to join with climate activists at a youth camp of around 400 young people who oppose the Norwegian government’s oil...

Oil exploration blocked in watershed Supreme Court of Canada ruling on Indigenous rights

Press release | 26 July, 2017 at 18:36

Ottawa, Canada 26 July 2017 — In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River in a landmark ruling that will have far-reaching and lasting impacts across Canada in terms of...

Actress Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic...

Press release | 21 July, 2017 at 14:50

Barents Sea, Norway, 21 July 2017 - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast...

Justice served in Greenpeace Arctic 30 case as Russia ordered to pay the Netherlands...

Press release | 18 July, 2017 at 14:51

An international tribunal has awarded the Netherlands €5.395.561,61 plus interest in damages over the high-profile Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30’ dispute with Russia, concluding proceedings which resoundingly reaffirm the right to peaceful protest at sea.

Tesco publicly commits to Detox its textile production, as retailers start tackling...

Press release | 14 July, 2017 at 10:27

Hamburg, 14 July 2017 - Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers has today announced they will immediately begin the process of eliminating hazardous chemicals from the supply chain of their garment brand F&F, sold in 2,300 stores trading out...

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic Peninsula Larsen C ice shelf - Greenpeace reaction

Press release | 12 July, 2017 at 12:30

Amsterdam, 12 July 2017 - Responding to news that one of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken off the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf, Paul Johnston, head of Greenpeace International’s Science Unit, said:

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