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Fukushima resettlement policy violates international human rights commitments and...

Press release | 7 March, 2017 at 6:45

Tokyo, 7 March 2017 – Japan’s policy to resettle residents to heavily contaminated areas in Fukushima is in contravention of Japanese law and multiple international human rights treaties. Greenpeace Japan and Human Rights Now detailed today...

Fate of protected area in northwest Russia in the hands of consumer brands

Press release | 6 March, 2017 at 10:04

Moscow, 6 March 2017 - Major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia, a...

New images show what is at stake if Brazil rolls back Amazon protection

Press release | 2 March, 2017 at 5:33

São Paulo, 2 March 2017 - As the Brazilian government weighs stripping several conservation areas in the Amazon of their protection, Greenpeace Brazil has documented the forest that could be lost and the threats it faces. Slashing protection...

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions as world awaits...

Press release | 28 February, 2017 at 3:29

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth...

Protesters against oil rig in Norway bound for the Arctic - Greenpeace

Press release | 27 February, 2017 at 9:38

Tromsö, Norway 27 February 2017 – Activists from Greenpeace Nordic and Greenpeace Germany are today protesting at a Statoil oil rig in a fjord in northern Norway. The activists - in kayaks near the rig - are peacefully protesting against Statoil...

Greenpeace International responds to Trump’s nuclear arsenal comments

Press release | 27 February, 2017 at 3:16

Amsterdam, 27 February 2017 - Commenting on President Trump’s remarks that the US has fallen behind on its nuclear capacity and that he wants to ensure the US nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," Greenpeace International Executive...

Smartphones leaving disastrous environmental footprint, warns new Greenpeace report

Press release | 26 February, 2017 at 22:37

Barcelona, 26 February 2017 - Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet, according to a Greenpeace USA report released today. The report shows roughly 968 TWh was used to...

High radiation risks in Fukushima village as government prepares to lift evacuation...

Press release | 21 February, 2017 at 5:35

Tokyo, 21 February 2017 - The Japanese government will soon lift evacuation orders for 6,000 citizens of iitate village in Fukushima prefecture where radiation levels in nearby forests are comparable to the current levels within the Chernobyl...

New HSBC ‘no deforestation’ policy first step towards sustainable palm oil finance

Press release | 20 February, 2017 at 6:29

London, 20 February 2017 – HSBC today published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil companies. [1]

‘Planet Earth First’ – Greenpeace calls for united climate leadership at G20 meeting

Press release | 16 February, 2017 at 15:15

Bonn, 16 February 2017 – Greenpeace Germany activists challenged the Trump Administration’s America First policy today, unveiling a banner that said ‘Planet Earth First’ as they called for joint climate action at the G20 foreign ministers meeting.

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