Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!
We campaign to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions to:
by catalyzing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
Global Warming is a Catastrophe Coming! We already know the causes - humankind's unfettered burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. We already know some of the impacts - the melting of polar ice caps, rising oceans, severe droughts, the spread of pestilence, massive flooding, coral bleaching and surging storms. We already know who will be hit hardest - coastal countries, island nations, and underdeveloped regions like Southeast Asia. Know more
by campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.
Only a couple of decades ago, genetically modified organisms (GMO) would have been something out of science fiction. In the not so distant past, we never imagined we would find on our dinner tables strawberries with fish genes, corn with bacterial genes, and soybeans with built-in herbicides. Little did we know that such scenes would turn into reality in a dizzyingly short period of time. But this is now part of today's reality. Know more
by creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today's products and manufacturing.
Rapid industrialization has made Southeast Asia one of the most dynamic regions in the world. The development of the region, however, has come at the expense of causing severe environmental damage. Pollution, particularly in urban and industrial areas, has reached alarming proportions. Major cities in the region like Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila are among the most polluted cities in the world today. Know more
by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
Fundamental changes need to be made in the way our oceans are managed. This means that we must act to make sure that human activities are sustainable, in other words that they meet human needs of current and future generations without causing harm to the environment. Accordingly, governments must set aside 40 percent of our oceans as marine reserves. Marine reserves can be defined as areas of the ocean in which the exploitation of all living resources is prevented, together with the exploitation of non-living resources such as sand and gravel and other minerals. Know more.