Publications

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying weather events threaten the most vulnerable in Africa

November 2020

A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa

Greenpeace Reacts to Reports of Oil in Pregnant Whale Carcass in Mauritius

September 2020

Last weekend Mauritian media reported that a Forensic Science Laboratory had discovered traces of oil (hydrocarbons) during an autopsy of a pregnant melon-headed whale carcass, conducted to determine the cause…

Sinking of the MV Wakashio wreck - letter to Malta

September 2020

Following the grounding of the MV Wakashio off the coast of Malta and the subsequent dumping of the forward cargo section of the ship 35 miles off the coast of…

Mauritius Oil Disaster – Open Letter

September 2020

Following the grounding of the Japanese chartered and owned MV Wakashio, we wrote to you on 24 August 2020, with a number of questions about the Government’s response to this…

Covid-19 Fuelling the Resurgence of Single-use Plastics

September 2020

Africa is a world leader in banning plastic bags with thirty-four out of fifty-two countries having bans, or passed the legislation to ban single-use plastics. Much as the current COVID-19…

Looming threat of second oil spill in Mauritius: Greenpeace calls for transparency

September 2020

On August 31, around 19.30 Mauritius local time, a barge carrying oil from the stricken Japanese iron-ore vessel The Wakashio collided with a tug boat pulling it.

Industry Lobby The US Government to Make Africa Backslide on Plastics

August 2020

The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.

Mauritius Oil Disaster - Open Letter: 26 August 2020

August 2020

We appreciate your response to our open letter and intention to respond to the disaster you caused. We called on you to be an example and show that your apology…

Sinking of the MV Wakashio wreck - letter to Malta

August 2020

You are certainly aware of the unfolding oil disaster at the shores of Mauritius, where bulk carrier MV Wakashio - a Japanese ship under the flag of Panama - ran…

Mauritius Oil Disaster - Open Letter: 24 August 2020

August 2020

On the 25th of July 2020 the MV Wakashio struck a beautiful and irreplaceable coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. The oil in the wrecked ship started to leak on…

Oil and gas drilling returns to haunt South African coast

August 2020

Johannesburg, 18 August 2020 — News reports this week indicated that oil and gas drill rig DeepSee Stavanger has arrived in Cape Town en route to Brulpadda prospects off the…

Greenpeace warns against the sinking of MV WAKASHIO into the Indian Ocean

August 2020

Johannesburg, 19 August, 2020. Greenpeace Africa and Greenpeace Japan react to Mauritius’ plans of sinking the front part of the MV Wakashio vessel. Wakashio is a huge vessel, from the…

Mauritius Oil Disaster – Open Letter

August 2020

On the 25th of July 2020 your ship, the MV Wakashio struck a beautiful and irreplaceable coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. On the 9th August you publicly expressed an…

Volunteer Blog: Showcasing the Baka Culture and Beliefs

August 2020

I’m called Sineh Edel-queen, a Greenpeace Africa volunteer in Cameroon (Environmental Ambassadors of Cameroon). I had the opportunity to take part in the Baka community festival in Assok-Mintom March 2019…

Cutting the Hand that Feeds: The Plight of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

August 2020

In the pre-colonial days of the early 1900s, Africans predominantly farmed finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, amaranth, jute mallow, spider plant, and lablab, among other indigenous crops. The farms were…

Greenpeace Volunteers Demand an End to the Ecocide of the uMbilo River

July 2020

Volunteers from Greenpeace Africa are working with the uMbilo River Watch community group and concerned citizens to expose the severity of the pollution in uMbilo River

HOW TO GUIDE 5: Seed sovereignty and saving

July 2020

Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to…

HOW TO GUIDE 4: Water conservation

July 2020

This how-to guide deals with methods to increase the amount of water stored in the soil profile by trapping or holding rain where it falls, or where there is some…

HOW TO GUIDE 3: Managing Weeds, Pest, & Diseases

June 2020

This how to guide on pests, diseases and weed management will enable you to

Collectively We Can Secure Kenya’s Food System

June 2020

In Kenya’s agricultural landscape, small-holder farmers make up 70% of the farming population and account for 75% of national food production. The agricultural outputs contribute 31.5% of the GDP and…

Keep Your Promise Mr. President, We Need 100% Green Energy This Year

June 2020

Kenya has been severely hit by unseasonable heavy rains and an unprecedented infestation of locusts, that is devastating agricultural production. Heavy floods that are hitting the country have resulted in…

How To Guide 2: Ensuring Healthy Soil for High Yields

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

How To Guide 1: Ecological Farming - definition, principles and benefits.

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

Global crisis now! What nature is reminding us

May 2020

Hello Readers! My name is Enjer Ashraf, founder My Tree Initiative Uganda living in Kampala, Uganda. l love so much working with children. My team and I work with primary…

The blessings and the curses of the day after will be up to us

May 2020

Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue I started 2020 with a renewed sense of optimism. I promised myself to make the first year of the third decade of the third…

West Africa breaks free from Plastic | Time to celebrate Victories

February 2020

Last week, an important decision was taken by the Senegalese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Starting April this year, all water sachets and plastic cups will be banned in…

Kenyans Sleeping Hungry While Food is Rotting: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 22 January 2020 – Kenya has been ranked at position 86 out of 117 countries in a Global Hunger Index Report.  This puts Kenya among 50 hungriest countries in…

Greenpeace Hopes for More Accountability and Transparency In the Agriculture Sector

January 2020

Nairobi, 16 January 2020- Responding to the cabinet reshuffle by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “The appointment of Hon. John Munya as the…

Locust invasion requires ecological solution: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 7 January 2019 – Responding to the news of locust invasions in Kenya , Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said: “It is commendable that the…

The Garden of Eden of Indigenous People is turning into an Industrial Exploitation Hell / Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue and Lamfu Yengong Fabrice

December 2019

Access to land and its resources is crucial throughout rural Africa. Since the colonial era, local elites and foreign corporations have been taking control over large areas of agricultural lands.…

The climate crisis is an ocean crisis – Greenpeace report calls for urgent global political response to ocean breakdown

December 2019

Madrid, 4 December 2019 – The impact of the climate crisis on our oceans has far-reaching implications for biodiversity and humankind, requiring an urgent global political response in the next…

Support the petition to ban harmful pesticides to safeguard our health and environment

November 2019

Increasingly, many Kenyan families have experienced the loss of a loved one to cancer or know someone who has succumbed to the illness.  In 2019, we have seen several prominent…

10 key facts about the Southern Right whale and why it's important to protect their habitat

November 2019

Whales are very important for the oceans. It could be said that they are “ecosystem engineers” because they help, in various ways, to keep life at sea healthy by redistributing…

Hope for the oceans: Greenpeace divers discover ocean paradise off the coast of Cape Town

November 2019

Cape Town, 12 November 2019 – A team of Greenpeace activists, divers and scientists onboard Greenpeace’s iconic Arctic Sunrise discovered a biodiversity haven on the Vema Seamount, 1 000km off…

Ghost gear: the abandoned fishing nets haunting our oceans

November 2019

Our new report Ghost gear: the abandoned fishing nets haunting our oceans takes a look at lost and abandoned fishing gear that keeps impacting our ocean’s marine life,  even after…

Greenpeace exposes destructive fishing vessels in the South Atlantic

November 2019

Montevideo, Uruguay, 31 October 2019 — Greenpeace Andino activists protested today against the lack of regulation for the fishing industry in the South Atlantic by displaying a 25 meter-long banner…

Greenpeace on Inga III: Congo’s natural Resources belong to the Congolese - not to Multinationals

October 2019

Kinshasa, 28 October 2019 Greenpeace Africa welcomes a new report from Resource Matters and Congo Research Group confirming suspicions that the $14 billion Inga III hydroelectric project in the Democratic…

There are enormous mountains under the sea. Here are five things you need to know.

October 2019

1/ Seamounts were once volcanoes Seamounts are large submarine volcanic mountains, formed through volcanic activity and submerged under the ocean. Though they were once seen as nothing more than a…

Local and indigenous communities should have a right to their lands

October 2019

International development agencies and our own government need to rethink their development approaches. Too often, instead of development, they end up degrading the environment and worsening social problems.  Decisions on…

Rainforest Foundation UK and Greenpeace Africa express Alarm at Norway/France-funded Project intended to protect Rainforests

September 2019

Johannesburg, 23 September. An agreement between the governments of France and Norway and the Republic of Congo to protect its rainforest and peatlands gives a green light to oil exploitation…

New IPCC report shows critical need for accelerated climate action and oceans protection

September 2019

Monaco, 25 September, 2019 – The launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere today, highlights the need for governments to urgently…

Facing a burning crisis

September 2019

18 September 2019 We are in crisis mode. At times it seems that the whole world is in flames. Europe’s summer was the hottest on record. Fires in the boreal…

Greenpeace Africa calls on African states to work towards an ambitious global treaty for the oceans

September 2019

Dakar, September 11th, 2019 – Today, Greenpeace urged African governments to work towards a strong global treaty for the oceans that could help protect at least 30% of the high…

It could be our last chance to protect the Amazon Reef region

September 2019

The Amazon Reef region is a vital, diverse and beautiful area between Brazil and French Guiana. A place where the impossible becomes a reality: a reef that grows at up…

Greenpeace Africa on Congo-Brazzaville CAFI agreement: “Peatlands must be a no-go zone for all industrial activity”

September 2019

Johannesburg, 4 September 2019 – Greenpeace Africa denounces the surprise signature of a CAFI Letter of Intent (LoI) by the presidents of France and the Republic of the Congo giving…

Greenpeace calls on fast food giants to take a stand against Bolsonaro’s Amazon destruction

September 2019

Manaus, Brazil, 4 September 2019 – As fires continue to ravage the Amazon, Greenpeace International has launched a campaign asking fast food giants Burger King, McDonald’s and KFC to reject…

“Protected Status of Mukula Tree is Good News for Africa's Miombo Woodlands” - Greenpeace Africa

August 2019

Kinshasa, 30 August 2019. Greenpeace Africa documented large scale fraudulent logging of mukula timber in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 2016. Today, the protected status of the…

To empower communities, DRC should grant them more forest concessions

August 2019

March 2019, almost a year after the indigenous people from Lokolama village in the Equateur province filed their application for a forest concession, I went back there to celebrate with…

Scientists sound alarm about “destructive” deep sea mining as Greenpeace demands government action

July 2019

Kingston, Jamaica, 23 July 2019 – Marine scientists from around the world have issued a stark warning about the emerging industry of deep sea mining, stating that its development “puts…