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Former Great Barrier Reef head calls for ban on new coal mines to protect the Reef

Press release | 20 November, 2016 at 17:01

Sydney, 20 November 2016 – Australia’s former leading authority on the Great Barrier Reef has called for a stop on the construction of any new coal mines in Australia, sounding the alarm on coral bleaching, rising sea temperatures, and further...

Marrakech: Renewed determination by all, leaps of leadership by some

Press release | 18 November, 2016 at 17:37

Marrakech, 18 November 2016 - Commenting on the outcome of the UNFCCC negotiations, Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, said:

PFC pollution near chemical companies puts residents' health at risk

Press release | 14 November, 2016 at 7:00

Vicenza, Italy, 14 November 2016 - Greenpeace launched a report [1] today, identifying four pollution hotspots around the globe where chemical companies producing per - and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) have contaminated the environment and...

Climate talks refuse to be blown off course by US election surprise

Press release | 12 November, 2016 at 18:45

Marrakech, 12 November 2016 - The first week of the UN climate summit in Marrakech was overshadowed by the result of the US presidential election. But it has not been derailed. New leadership and renewed commitment has emerged, which is taking...

Greenpeace International Executive Directors' statement on the US election

Press release | 9 November, 2016 at 20:04

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9 November 2016 - In reaction to the US election Greenpeace International Directors Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid said:

At the Marrakech climate talks, record speed must be the new normal

Press release | 6 November, 2016 at 18:44

Marrakech, 6 November 2016 - As governments start turning Paris Agreement promises into action at UN climate talks in Morocco this week, Greenpeace urges them to stop any new fossil fuel developments and make the record speed of the accord’s...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | 1 November, 2016 at 0:01

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

IWC rejection of South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary a missed opportunity

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 11:16

Portoroz, Slovenia, 25 October 2016 - The decision of the International Whaling Commission not to designate more than a quarter of the Atlantic Ocean as a protected zone for whales is a missed opportunity according to Greenpeace International.

Swiss Grannies launch legal challenge to demand stronger climate action

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 7:00

Bern, Switzerland, 25 October 2016 - More than 450 women aged 65 and over, today joined a global wave of legal actions demanding climate justice. The group launched a legal challenge to the Swiss Government’s climate policies, highlighting...

New sanctuary for whales top of agenda at international summit

Press release | 24 October, 2016 at 10:07

Portoroz, Slovenia, 24 October 2016 - A new whale sanctuary covering more than 20 million square kilometres of the South Atlantic Ocean could be approved this week as nations gather for the International Whaling Commission(IWC) in Slovenia.

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