2011

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There are no human rights on a dead planet

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 18, 2014

Yesterday I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | April 15, 2014

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping  US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world . Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | April 14, 2014

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the  solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and  the message...

Why the world's biggest coal company has backed down

Blog entry by Deng Ping and Harri Lammi | April 10, 2014

Last year, Greenpeace decided to do something we had never done before during our 13 years of work in China: target and confront a state owned coal company. And not just any company. The biggest and boldest, a Chinese government...

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | April 10, 2014

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | April 10, 2014

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. ...

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 8, 2014

Article originally published in  the Guardian. An oasis is a body of  water,  ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Indigenous people of Komi decide to kick Lukoil out of their lands

Blog entry by Greenpeace Feature Desk | April 4, 2014

Residents from 13 different villages in the Izhma district of Komi region gathered at a public meeting to discuss recent environmental problems caused by Lukoil, the primary oil company operating in this subarctic area. The result of...

DRC logging is out of control as Chatham House study lays bare

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 3, 2014

Almost all of the logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo is illegal, says  a new report by the UK-based think tank, Chatham House . Though the figure of 87% is a startling one, it is not surprising for those of us here at...

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