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Newly discovered orangutan species in Indonesia already at risk

Press release | 3 November, 2017 at 3:57

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 November 2017 - Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of orangutan in the north of Sumatra Island. The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) is the first new addition in almost a century to the small...

Record high CO2 levels and lack of climate action demand response at UN climate talks...

Press release | 31 October, 2017 at 13:26

Amsterdam, 31 October 2017 – A strong and shared climate leadership must emerge from the UN climate talks in Bonn next month if the world is to close the 2030 emissions gap and stem the increasing levels of CO2 levels in our atmosphere,...

Greenpeace launches campaign to create ‘largest protected area on Earth’ - as...

Press release | 27 October, 2017 at 15:27

Hobart, 27 October 2017 - Greenpeace has launched a global campaign for an Antarctic Sanctuary, covering 1.8 million square kilometres of ocean, to protect whales, penguins and other wildlife.

People all over the world ask Essity to stop wiping away the Great Northern Forest

Press release | 26 October, 2017 at 12:07

Stockholm, 26 October 2017 – Greenpeace Nordic representatives and Sámi artist, Sofia Jannok delivered the signatures of almost a quarter of a million people to Essity in Stockholm today. Signatories are asking Essity to clean up its supply chain...

ExxonMobil, Shell among companies told to attend human rights investigation over...

Press release | 20 October, 2017 at 8:30

Manila, 20 October 2017 - The Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines have called on 47 carbon producers to attend a preliminary meeting in its investigation into their corporate responsibility for climate-related human rights abuses (1).

23 countries and states to phase out coal as US$432 billion of capital leaves the...

Press release | 18 October, 2017 at 6:01

Hong Kong, 18 October 2017 - Over a quarter of the 1,675 companies that owned or developed coal-fired power capacity since 2010 have entirely left the coal power business, according to new research from CoalSwarm and Greenpeace. This represents...

Samsung, Huawei and Amazon failing Greenpeace’s ‘green’ electronics guide

Press release | 17 October, 2017 at 5:55

San Francisco, 17 October 2017 - Fairphone and Apple are ahead of brands such as Samsung, Huawei and Amazon, which are failing to take responsibility for their environmental footprint, according to Greenpeace USA's latest Guide to Greener...

Federal Court Dismisses Racketeering Case Against Greenpeace

Press release | 17 October, 2017 at 0:06

SAN FRANCISCO, 16 October 2017 -- Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all claims in the controversial case that major logging company Resolute Forest Products [2] filed against Greenpeace Inc.

Greenpeace activists block Swedish pulp mill wiping critical forests off the face of...

Press release | 16 October, 2017 at 8:35

Timrå, 16 October 2017 – Greenpeace Nordic activists have blocked the entrances to a major Swedish pulp mill that supplies Essity, the world’s second-largest tissue producer. Forty activists from seven countries placed a shipping container at the...

Fukushima survivor submits evidence to UN over Japanese government human rights abuses

Press release | 12 October, 2017 at 7:00

Geneva, 12 October 2017 - Fukushima survivor Ms. Sonoda will testify today on the ongoing human rights abuses of Fukushima victims, and the ever-present risk nuclear power plants pose to the communities that live near them, at the United Nations...

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