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Greenpeace projects Planet Earth First message to Trump on St Peter’s Basilica

Press release | 24 May, 2017 at 2:36

Rome, 24 May 2017 – Greenpeace Italy and Greenpeace Germany activists have today sent a message to US President Trump ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis, projecting the message of ‘Planet Earth First’ onto the dome of St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Berlin and Beijing united on climate in the age of Trump

Press release | 22 May, 2017 at 10:15

Berlin, 22 May 2017 - German Environmental Minister Barbara Hendricks and Chinese Special Climate Envoy Xie Zhenhua jointly held a press conference at the opening of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, where the two ministers stressed the importance...

Greenpeace exposes logging company’s attack on free speech in new report

Press release | 16 May, 2017 at 12:48

Washington DC, 16 May 2017 - Greenpeace has published a new report, “Clearcutting Free Speech: How Resolute Forest Products is going to extremes to silence critics of its controversial logging practices”, presenting the implications of logging...

Prosecutor raises serious concerns about BP and Total’s plans to drill near the...

Press release | 10 May, 2017 at 11:16

Amapá state, Brazil, 10 May 2017 - The Federal Prosecutor of the State of Amapá has recommended the suspension of environmental licensing to BP and Total for their planned deep water drilling near the unique and vulnerable Amazon Reef biome.

Restless, compulsive and unfulfilled - Greenpeace survey offers insights into fashion...

Press release | 8 May, 2017 at 11:48

Hamburg, 8 May 2017 - Compulsive fashion shoppers regularly overspend on new clothes in spite of not being able to use them, with post-shopping excitement often turning into guilt after less than a day. This is an international phenomenon that is...

Palm oil giant IOI moves to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuses from...

Press release | 28 April, 2017 at 2:00

Jakarta, 28 April 2017 - The IOI Group, one of the world’s largest palm oil traders, today made a significant commitment to address deforestation and exploitation throughout its supply chain. [1] Greenpeace has suspended its active campaign to...

We surge ahead: Tens of thousands take peaceful action against fossil fuels

Press release | 3 April, 2017 at 11:06

Amsterdam, 3 April 2017 - With more than 170 peaceful protests, marches and festivals in over 60 countries around the world, the growing movement to Break Free from fossil fuels shows it is tireless, unified and unstoppable.

Activists stop construction at Southeast Asia’s biggest planned coal plant

Press release | 30 March, 2017 at 12:38

Jakarta, 30 March 2017 - Activists today brought construction to a standstill for 13 hours at what will be the largest coal power plant in Southeast Asia. The activists are demanding the Indonesian government cancel the Batang coal power plant...

Hundreds create aerial art to stand up to fossil fuels and protect the Amazon Reef

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 21:10

Rio de Janeiro, 29 March 2017 - More than five hundred people joined together to form the messages “Defenda os Corais da Amazônia” and “Petróleo Não” (“Defend the Amazon Reef” and “No Oil”, in English) around a huge butterfly fish on the sands of...

Westinghouse bankruptcy underscores meltdown of the global nuclear industry - Greenpeace

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 5:37

Tokyo, 29 March 2017 – The board of Westinghouse’s parent company, Toshiba, today approved the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its drowning U.S. company – a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry.

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