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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 response to China-France joint statement on climate change

Press release | 2 November, 2015 at 13:34

Beijing, 2 November 2015 - A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while highlighting the ambition gap the world still...

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 responds to UN report on climate action plans

Press release | 30 October, 2015 at 16:02

Berlin, 30 October 2015 - Responding to the UN report launched today on climate action offers (INDCs) that countries have submitted for the Paris Climate Agreement, Martin Kaiser, head of international climate politics at Greenpeace, said:

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...

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