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Greenpeace Africa urges NEMA to Seal Loopholes for Effective Plastic ban Implementation

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:36

Nairobi, 22nd February 2018 - Single use plastic carrier bags were banned in Kenya in August 28th last year, but six months later plastic bags in grocery stores and small scale traders have become the norm. Reports show that smugglers operating...

Greenpeace demands that Shell and Sasol show up at climate change and human rights...

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 17:15

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 February 2018 - This morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines unfurled a banner reading “PEOPLE AND PLANET, NOT PROFIT” from Shell’s Batangas oil refinery, sending a sharp reminder to Shell to...

Greenpeace Africa critiques the budget speech failure to support a new energy future

Press release | February 21, 2018 at 17:00

Johannesburg, 21 February 2018 - Responding to Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba’s budget speech, Greenpeace Africa’s Political Advisor, Happy Khambule has said:

DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions in breach of its’ own moratorium

Press release | February 20, 2018 at 12:20

Kinshasa, 20 February 2018: The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then...

Greenpeace: President Ramaphosa yet to take decisive action on energy

Press release | February 17, 2018 at 7:59

Johannesburg, 16 February 2018: Responding to the State of the Nation address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa tonight, Greenpeace Africa’s political advisor, Happy Khambule, has said:

Greenpeace Africa calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act on energy

Press release | February 16, 2018 at 10:56

Responding to the news that Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected and sworn in as South Africa’s new president, Greenpeace Africa’s political advisor, Happy Khambule, has said:

Destroying Kenya’s ecosystem destroys livelihood says Greenpeace

Press release | February 9, 2018 at 13:34

Greenpeace implores The President of South Africa to declare Cape Town a national...

Press release | February 6, 2018 at 14:03

Johannesburg, 6 February 2018 - Greenpeace Africa began a petition calling on the President of South Africa to declare the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces national disaster areas. Within in 10 days, 2769 citizens of South Africa and the...

5 things you (probably) didn't know about the Antarctic

Blog entry by Samantha Wockner | February 2, 2018

In 2017 we launched a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary - the largest protected area on Earth. But why? Well, apart from being home to amazing animals such as penguins, whales and seals. The Antarctic plays an important...

Proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill Unconstitutional says Greenpeace Africa

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 13:10

Cape Town, 30 January 2018 - Greenpeace Africa is in the parliament today to make a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Police on the proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill. We believe the proposed Critical Infrastructure...

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