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Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Move to Ban Plastic Bags in Kenya

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 10:05

Nairobi, 28 August 2017 – Greenpeace Africa has lauded Kenya’s move to ban plastic bags starting end of this month. Reacting to the news that the ban will take effect on 28th August and that the government has ruled out extension of the order...

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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...

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

Press release | July 3, 2018 at 14:44

Nairobi, 03 July 2018: In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has...

Food Safety Should be Prioritised in Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda: Greenpeace Africa

Press release | August 23, 2018 at 12:33

Nairobi, 23rd August 2018: The past few months have seen increased cases of sub standard food imports into Kenya. From sugar that contains mercury to expired rice, to oil that does not meet the required standards. Experts have also warned that...

Jeff, fracking is not the answer to fuel prices, it is just plain wrong!

Press release | September 20, 2018 at 12:58

Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 September 2018 -- In response to Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's recent call for all impediments to shale gas exploration to be removed as part of government’s response to exceptionally high fuel prices, Greenpeace...

Eskom should look to the sun and wind – they offer unlimited energy

Feature story | September 25, 2018 at 11:47

Eskom’s recent warnings of gloom, doom and tragedy is enough to give South Africans nightmares. But in the gloom there is potential for hope. It comes as no surprise that Eskom faces a recurring woe – on coal shortage of at least four and...

New satellite data reveals the world’s largest air pollution hotspot is Mpumalanga -...

Press release | October 29, 2018 at 8:53

Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 October 2018 - A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year [1] reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date. Greenpeace...

Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership - Greenpeace

Press release | June 2, 2017 at 8:40

Johannesburg, 1 June 2017 – Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy...

Greener Electronics Guide Updated

Feature story | October 26, 2010 at 10:00

As people across the country embrace mobile culture, and 'getting connected' is the focus of attention accross Africa, the latest Greener Electronics guide gives some interesting insights into how environmentally-minded 'tech' companies really are.

Trafigura's Toxic History in Africa

Feature story | November 17, 2010 at 10:56

Trafigura, a commodities multinational with a history of toxic waste in Ivory Coast, is set to begin operations in Southern Africa. Below is the story of their involvement in dumping of toxic waste in Ivory Coast, leading up to a fine of €1m by a...

The Dirty Secret Behind Jeans

Feature story | December 2, 2010 at 13:22

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Greenpeace has some shocking insights into jeans production in two industry towns in the Guangdong province of China.

Adidas Needs to Earn its Stripes

Feature story | August 23, 2011 at 12:12

It turns out that top brands aren't just releasing toxic chemicals into China's rivers, but dangerous chemicals are also being left in the clothes you buy and wear.

Detox Campaign Hat Trick!

Feature story | August 31, 2011 at 14:02

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced!

Greenpeace: Trafigura fine a set-back for Africa’s environmental justice

Feature story | November 21, 2012 at 13:43

Greenpeace Africa condemns the weak fine given to Trafigura Beheer BV as part of a plea bargain. This comes after the Dutch company and its chairman Dauphin were charged with illegally exporting waste to the Ivory Coast in 2006.

South Africans join the global call to Detox Levi's

Feature story | December 11, 2012 at 9:01

Over the weekend South Africans activists joined the global call for Levi's to Detox their fashion. Over 700 activists in 81 cities around the world made their voices heard and demanded that Levi’s eliminate all hazardous chemical from its...

We did it - Levi's commits to Detox!

Feature story | December 13, 2012 at 16:00

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.

Statoil exploration threatens biodiversity of Algoa Bay

Press release | September 19, 2017 at 9:43

Johannesburg, 19 September - Norwegian multinational oil and gas company, Statoil’s a newly acquired East Algoa exploration licence is located just a few kilometres east of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, an area labelled as a marine biodiversity...

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Hub | December 16, 2009 at 22:41

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"These are Real People We are Dealing With Here, Not Statistics"

Feature story | June 9, 2011 at 13:18

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr Kumi Naidoo today unveiled a sample of contaminated soil from a Fukushima playground at a Tokyo press conference. He criticised the Japanese government’s response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear...

Firing Up New Industries With Renewable Energy

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:04

Since the 1990s, wind and solar power installations around the world have grown faster than any other power plant technology.

Guide To Greener Electronics

Feature story | November 9, 2011 at 12:26

Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics aims to reducing the environmental impact of the electronics sector, its energy use and emissions throughout its supply chain and avoiding the use of unsustainable materials. The Guide also pushes...

Don’t Re-open Radioactive Schools!

Feature story | August 29, 2011 at 9:12

Today we are calling on Japan’s incoming Prime Minister to delay the September 1st opening of schools in Fukushima City, after our radiation monitoring team found dose rates exceeding international safety standards.

The Verdict on Cairn's Oil Spill Plan

Feature story | September 6, 2011 at 10:09

Finally Cairn's Oil Spill Response Plan was published recently. We've gone through the document thoroughly and have made some startling findings.

Questions & Answers about the Guide to Greener Electronics

Page | November 9, 2011 at 13:36

Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics aims to reducing the environmental impact of the electronics sector, its energy use and emissions throughout its supply chain and avoiding the use of unsustainable materials. The Guide also pushes...

Join the Greenpeace flashmob for toxic-free fashion!

Feature story | November 22, 2012 at 9:50

Toxic-free fashion is the new trend, and we want YOU to lead the way!

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...

Kenya’s Youths Demand Big Corporations to Stop Single-Use Plastics

Press release | April 18, 2018 at 12:50

Nairobi, 18 April 2018 - Ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22), youths from Kenya are urging Coca-Cola Central East & West Africa Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Java to stop the use of single-use plastics.

Greenpeace Africa volunteers urging corporations to stop single use plastic

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 8:50

Yaounde, 18 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa volunteers under the banner of the Environmental Ambassadors in Cameroon join over 1 million people around the world to demand corporations to reduce single-use plastics ahead of Earth Day this April 22.

Durban citizens join the world in saying no to single use plastics!

Press release | April 18, 2018 at 13:17

18 April 2018, Johannesburg – In the wake of Day Zero, plastic was a major concern for those donating water to the water stricken city of Cape Town. Plastics are a growing problem on the continent, putting the environment and oceans in crisis...

Poisoned Sugar Exposes Kenya’s Broken Food System

Feature story | August 23, 2018 at 14:45

The worsening impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity in most natural-resource dependent countries like Kenya is introducing a new form of vulnerability that is often overlooked. Increasingly, food safety is becoming an issue of a...

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Project Sunshine: Playing a role to bring light to the underprivileged

Press release | June 30, 2017 at 12:15

Johannesburg, 30 June 2017: In collaboration with the Philile Foundation [1], Greenpeace Africa’s recently launched campaign Project Sunshine seeks to raise R100 000 from mid-June to mid-July to install solar streetlights around a crèche [2] in...

Greenpeace Africa Urges Machakos County Government to Allocate Budget Towards...

Press release | July 25, 2018 at 11:02

Nairobi, 25th July 2018 - Greenpeace Africa has today handed over a petition to the Agricultural Committee of the Machakos County Assembly. The petition comes after a policy dialogue that was aimed at strengthening interactions between the...

Message from Greenpeace Africa Executive Director on the passing of former UN...

Press release | August 20, 2018 at 10:00

Following the news of the passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said:

Life After Coal and Greenpeace Africa Slam Inclusion of New Coal in Electricity Plan

Press release | August 28, 2018 at 7:31

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than we need to spend, and will make electricity more expensive for all South Africans. If the...

The moment of truth has arrived: Leading climate scientists present new findings on...

Press release | October 8, 2018 at 8:42

South Africa, Johannesburg, 8 October 2018 - Experts from around the world gathered in Korea from 1 - 8 October 2018, to deliberate on the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the impacts of Global Warming of 1.5°C.

IPCC Special Report on 1.5​°​C and its implications for South Africa

Press release | October 8, 2018 at 14:54

The approval and launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5°C warming will happen on October 8, 2018 in Incheon, Korea. The report highlights the moment of truth in the fight against climate change to...

Reactive on IPCC Report

Press release | October 10, 2018 at 11:30

Kinshasa, 9th October 2018: In October, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre industrial levels and examined related greenhouse gas emission...

Greenpeace Africa Calls on China to Maintain the Ban on Rhino Horns

Press release | November 2, 2018 at 10:25

Nairobi, 2nd November 2018 - Conservationists in Kenya are worried by China’s decision to reverse the ban on trade in tiger bones and rhino horns. Experts[1] have also condemned the move as one that could have dire repercussions for the...

Election 2017 -Kenyan Farmers commit to protect the country’s food system

Press release | June 5, 2017 at 19:07

Nairobi, June 6, 2017: Ahead of the August elections, farmers from Machakos will today start a movement, to reclaim their food systems from the clutches of big agribusiness, middlemen and from the lure of agrochemicals. The movement, rooted in...

Greenpeace Reaction to Microplastic Pollution on South Africa’s Tap Water: The...

Press release | July 26, 2018 at 16:04

Plastics continue to haunt us long after we have used them[1] because during the degradation process, they break down into microparticles, which then contaminate our water systems. We know that this has an impact on our oceans and the animals...

Greenpeace Africa Applauds Kitui County Government for Setting Aside Funds Towards...

Press release | August 10, 2018 at 16:55

Nairobi, 9th August 2018 - In response to the news that Kitui County has enacted a law that sets aside one per cent of its annual budget towards climate change adaptation, Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said:

Executive Director 's Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

Press release | October 13, 2018 at 11:47

As the world commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said:

Greenpeace Africa responds to accusations by NUM

Press release | November 5, 2018 at 13:20

Johannesburg, 5 November 2018: Responding to accusations of recklessness made by NUM, as reported by TimesLive, Greenpeace Africa Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager, Melita Steele has said: “People’s lives are on the line, and air...

Department of Environmental Affairs has ‘secretly’ weakened sulphur dioxide (SO2)...

Press release | November 14, 2018 at 16:19

Johannesburg, South Africa - 14 November 2018 -- Greenpeace Africa strongly opposes the unlawful decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs to weaken sulphur dioxide (SO2) emission standards for coal-fired power stations. This far...

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