What we do: The issues we work on

Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!

 

Stop climate change

Climate change

With the world on the brink of runaway climate change, it is time to get serious. We're calling upon governments and industry to step up and make big improvements. And there's a lot you can do to help.
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Protect ancient forests

Forests

Forests are home to about two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals. They keep the climate stable and maintain the balance of life on Earth. Their destruction produces about one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Defending our oceans

Oceans

Seen from space the Earth is covered in a blue mantle. It is a planet on which the continents are dwarfed by the oceans surrounding them and the immensity of the marine realm.
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Agriculture

Agriculture

Greenpeace is campaigning for agriculture that is good for the planet and people. Healthy food grown with the environment- not against it. Farming that helps farmers to cope with climate change.
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Eliminate toxic chemicals

Toxic pollution

Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.
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End the nuclear age

Nuclear

Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear  power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants. 
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The latest updates

 

Why I ran to Thai Union, why I stand for tuna and the ocean

Blog entry by Rattanasiri Kittikongnapang | June 2, 2017

It was a hot and humid morning in Bangkok but that didn’t stop me from running almost 4 kms in a tuna costume with 20 fellow activists to Thai Union’s headquarters in Bangkok. Was I crazy? Was I hallucinating? No. Over 680,000...

After decades of lawlessness, could the seafood industry finally be ready for change?

Blog entry by tsalvado | May 30, 2017

Are we on the cusp of changing the destructive seafood industry forever? Greenpeace activists peacefully confront marine operations at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain in 2016. Activists in inflatable boats delivered a...

After decades of lawlessness, could the seafood industry finally be ready for change?

Blog entry by Graham Forbes | May 30, 2017

Are we on the cusp of changing the destructive seafood industry forever?     Greenpeace activists peacefully confront marine operations at the heart of Thai Union’s supply chain in 2016. Activists in inflatable...

Myanmar Coal Report 2017

Publication | May 4, 2017 at 9:37

COAL : A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN MYANMAR

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | April 28, 2017

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made  a significant commitment to protect rainforests . If put into practice, this...

How the people are wresting back control from global food corporations

Feature story | April 21, 2017 at 13:44

If the old adage “you are what you eat” is true, then most of us are eating from the hand of corporations. But a recent decision by the “people’s court” against Monsanto emphasises the need for change.

Defending Mother Earth to the Death

Blog entry by Leonard Simanjuntak | April 12, 2017

Yu Patmi (48 years old) was an ordinary village woman. But there was nothing ordinary in her determined struggle to defend her home village in Kendeng Highland in Central Java against destruction by cement industry. She came to...

To ensure fish for the future

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 7, 2017

I couldn’t stop thinking of my favorite Galunggong fish (roundscad) back in the Philippines while observing a meeting of world’s governments at the United Nations in New York! Popularly known as poor man’s fish in my country due to its...

Time for less and better meat?

Blog entry by krsritha | March 24, 2017

Food scandals like this happen more often than you think and may affect you more than you know — even if you don’t live in Brazil. Have you heard about the shocking rotten meat scandal ? Brazilian police unveiled an...

Women will change the world, for all our sakes and our planet

Blog entry by Bunny Mcdiarmid | March 8, 2017

When thousands of women come together to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March - either on the streets or at home or in the workplace - they will do so as part of a growing and very powerful force, one that knows that positive...

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