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Negative Growth

Press release | December 2, 2016 at 19:06

New Delhi | December 2, 2016| As winter sets in and smog envelopes the North Indian belt further, yet another damning report stresses on the urgent need to address the problem of air pollution in India and China.

Coal and dirty development in China & India

Publication | December 2, 2016 at 16:12

Millions around the world are dying from polluted air, but as countries get richer they usually clean up their air.

Coal versus Forest

Hub | July 19, 2012 at 17:15

We must stop the Government from cutting down giant areas of forest in Central India to get the coal that lies beneath.

Coal Endangers India's Fresh Water Sources: Greenpeace India

Press release | May 5, 2016 at 18:24

New Delhi | 5 May, 2016| Even as the country reels under severe drought, information secured by Greenpeace suggests that India’s coal-hungry government is willing to overlook policy meant to protect the country’s pristine forests, wildlife and...

Convention on Biological Diversity

Hub | October 12, 2012 at 0:48

Find out more about the CBD, especially what Greenpeace is doing at the CBD on this page.

Supreme Court Deems Mahan Coal Block Allocation Illegal

Feature story | August 26, 2014 at 12:04

The Supreme Court deemed in an order on August 25 that all coal block allocations since 1993 are ‘illegal’ on grounds of arbitrariness, legal flaws lack of transparency, fairness and even application of mind. This verdict is of significant...

‘Malicious Report Riddled with Mistruths’: Greenpeace India

Press release | June 19, 2014 at 17:38

New Delhi, 19 June 2014: Greenpeace India today rubbished allegations made by the two IB reports that were leaked consecutively within one week. Greenpeace India believes that this leak is a concerted effort by parties with vested interest to...

How coal mining is trashing tigerland

Publication | August 1, 2012 at 18:35

This report makes the case that the biggest threat to the long term survival of the Royal Bengal Tiger in its largest contiguous landscape- Central India- has been overlooked by the Indian government and its administrative machinery. That threat...

Greenpeace: China commits to cut coal emissions, India should follow suit

Press release | September 13, 2013 at 19:11

New Delhi, September 12, 2013: The Chinese Government today announced a target to reduce the burning of coal in three key provinces, accounting for about 1/3rd of the country’s coal use. Coal is responsible for nearly 80% of China's CO2 emissions...

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Greenpeace launch documentary film 'Coal Curse'

Press release | April 16, 2013 at 18:30

16th April 2013, New Delhi: At a time when the country is reeling under a severe power crisis, eminent journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta launched his documentary film “Coal Curse” in New Delhi today. The film release has been timed to question...

"Inviolate area process must be open for public consultation”, says Greenpeace"

Press release | January 28, 2013 at 12:35

New Delhi, January 25, 2013: The long overdue report of the committee to formulate parameters on inviolate forest areas closed to coal mining has finally been uploaded to the MoEF website, 7 months after it was submitted by the committee in July...

Abhay Deol supports forests in Singrauli

Press release | January 11, 2012 at 16:42

New Delhi/Singrauli, 11 January, 2012: Actor Abhay Deol became a Greenpeace activist today as he joined the campaign against forest destruction for coal production. He flew in a hot air balloon over the rich forests in Mahan in the Singrauli...

Countering Coal

Publication | October 15, 2012 at 16:30

This report exposes the environmental damage and human rights violations against tribal and other forest dwellers in the forests of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, that are under threat from the Indian government’s massive coal expansion programme.

Eleven villages and the MSS stand united against coal mining in Mahan

Feature story | August 4, 2013 at 17:13

The communities from 11 villages around the Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, held a rally on 4th August in Singrauli to let Essar know that they will not allow coal mining in the Mahan forests. The rally, Van Adhikar Sammelan,...

Coal India Running on Empty

Publication | September 23, 2013 at 15:50

Coal India Limited is misleading shareholders by concealing information on the level of its extractable reserves, which could be exhausted in 17 years. The company has failed to disclose to stock exchanges that its extractable coal reserves are...

Brikesh's journey

Page | September 10, 2012 at 14:09

Brikesh Singh, a Greenpeace activist, is living atop a tree in a forest-at-risk in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. He is protesting against the government's plan to mine coal in these forests. He'll be living here for a month. At end of his stay he will...

MSS formed in Singrauli to protect forests & rights of forest communities

Feature story | March 27, 2013 at 16:23

There have been changes brewing in Mahan, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. For the first time last month local people from five villages formed a committee of sorts to protect their land and the forests from coal mining companies like Mahan Coal...

Coal India Hiding the Truth about Reserves from Investors

Press release | September 23, 2013 at 15:38

Mumbai, September 23, 2013: Research by Greenpeace has found that the world’s largest coal producer, Coal India Limited, is misleading potential shareholders by concealing the true level of its extractable reserves, as it prepares to sell...

Coal Kills

Publication | March 12, 2013 at 11:00

The first ever estimation of death and disease due to coal-fired power plants in India estimates between 85,000 to 115,000 people killed in 2011-12. Millions of cases of asthma and heart disease are also attributable to coal power emissions,...

Study of Impact of the Presidential Directive to Coal India

Publication | October 4, 2012 at 14:09

Greenpeace commissioned Equitorials, a financial research firm, to do an independent analysis of the financial impact of signing Fuel Supply Agreements(FSA) on Coal India Limited. This analysis has been done in the context of the Presidential...

Greenpeace: Indian Government must stop the destruction of vital biodiversity

Press release | October 10, 2012 at 22:24

Hyderabad/New Delhi, October 8, 2012, On the eve of a major international conference on biodiversity, hosted by the Indian Government, Greenpeace is demanding that the Indian government re-look its massive expansion of coal mining in forest areas...

Coal India investor brief

Publication | August 14, 2013 at 14:08

Coal India Ltd's shareholder value is threatened by poor corporate governance, faulty reserve estimations, regulatory risk and macro-economic issues.

'We will not allow Mining in Mahan’: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti

Press release | August 4, 2013 at 15:17

Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh/ August 4, 2013: Tribals from eleven villages around the Mahan forest area today held a rally – Van Adhikar Sammelan – to tell Essar they would not allow it to mine coal in their forests, just as their brothers and...

Government panel writes off forests for coal mining: Greenpeace

Press release | August 1, 2011 at 14:11

New Delhi, 29th July, 2011: Reacting to the recommendations by the government panel appointed by the Group of Ministers debating the issue of ‘No Go’, Greenpeace Policy Officer Priya Pillai said, “This recommendation is exactly what the PMO...

Greenpeace releases report on displacement and destruction by coal mining in Singrauli

Press release | September 22, 2011 at 12:50

Baidhan, Singrauli District, 22 September, 2011: ‘Singrauli: The Coal Curse’ a report was released today by Greenpeace at a public meeting in Baidhan. The meeting was attended by people from villages affected by the coal mining and thermal power...

Greenpeace challenges GVK on disclosure

Press release | June 12, 2012 at 18:34

Mumbai, 12 June 2012: Greenpeace has lodged a complaint against GVK with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange regarding its massive proposed Alpha coal project in Australia...

Cluster of thermal power plants may escalate Vidarbha's existing agrarian crisis:...

Press release | August 7, 2012 at 17:07

New Delhi, 7th August 2012: In the backdrop of a drought looming over the country, a new report (1) released by Greenpeace has found that large clusters of coal fired power plants proposed in Vidarbha may bring down the future availability of...

Undermining Tadoba's Tigers

Publication | January 9, 2012 at 18:00

This report shows that Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is fast becoming an isolated enclave, with landscape connectivity to neighbouring forest areas being interrupted by industrial projects, primarily coal mines.

Singrauli: The Coal Curse

Publication | September 15, 2011 at 16:54

Greenpeace organised a Fact Finding Mission to Singrauli – the energy capital of the country and home to tribal communities, forest dwellers and some of the most threatened forests remaining in Central India. The Singrauli region spreads across...

Coal mining threatens over 1.1 million ha. of forest, tiger, elephant habitat

Press release | August 1, 2012 at 20:10

August 1, 2012, New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Even as the environment ministry continues to come under renewed pressure to fast track coal mining in forest areas, a GIS analysis released by Greenpeace titled “How Coal Mining is Trashing Tigerland” shows...

Impact of Water Resources Projects-Case Study Wardha

Publication | August 8, 2012 at 18:30

Vidarbha region in Maharastra has a long history of under development. Many measures to offset the agrarian crisis in the region like the Prime Minister's debt relief assistance in 2006 has focussed extensively on developing assured irrigation...

सिंगरौंली के जंगल बचाने के समर्थक हैं फिल्म स्टार अभय देओल

Press release | January 11, 2012 at 17:17

नई दिल्ली / सिंगरौली, 11 जनवरी, 2012­- फिल्म अभिनेता अभय देओल भी आज ग्रीनपीस कार्यकर्ता बन गये। वह न केवल कोयला खनन के लिए जंगलों की बलि देने के खिलाफ चल रहे ग्रीनपीस के अभियान में शामिल हो गये बल्कि खतरे में पडे मध्य प्रदेश के सिंगरौली जिले में...

Joint letter to MoEF on Inviolate Criteria process

Publication | July 15, 2013 at 16:40

A joint letter to Minister of Forest and Environment, Ms. Jayanti Natarajan on the faulty and exclusionary process to determine criteria for the declaration if inviolate forest areas with respect to coal mining.

Campaign to save forests reaches the coal ministry's doorstep

Feature story | December 5, 2011 at 13:19

Anticipating high security and only a few minutes outside Shastri Bhawan, Greenpeace India activists successfully blocked the main gate of the Ministry of Coal office by placing 18 life size tigers chained to the gates. Three tiger mascots, 2...

Study reveals coal power emissions killed 100,000 Indians in 2012

Press release | March 12, 2013 at 11:00

March 11, 2013, New Delhi: A major new report has estimated that in 2011/12 one hundred thousand (100,000) people died prematurely as a result of emissions from coal-fired power stations in India.

Hansraj Ahir, MP who unearthed Coalgate scam visits Brikesh Singh on the tree in...

Press release | September 25, 2012 at 13:04

September 22, 2012, Nagpur: Mr. Hansaraj Gangaram Ahir, the member of Parliament of Chandrapur, who pointed to the coal allocation scam way back in 2005, today joined Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh in his occupation of a tree in the Padmapur...

Indian Film Star Amala Akkineni joins Greenpeace protest

Press release | October 8, 2012 at 17:03

Hyderabad/New Delhi, October 8, 2012: Hours after Jayanthi Natarajan, the Minster of the Environment and Forests, opened the United Nations conference on biodiversity in Hyderabad, Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner from the balcony of the...

CBD media briefing

Publication | October 11, 2012 at 13:13

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with its 193 parties or delegates is the globe’s most important conference on protecting the planet’s diminishing biodiversity – It is the conference that covers life on earth and the use of the...

Fact finding team documents coal-induced displacement and destruction in Singrauli

Press release | September 15, 2011 at 17:00

New Delhi, 15 September, 2011: ‘Singrauli: The Coal Curse’ a report was released today by retired Justice Suresh Hosbet, a member of a Fact Finding team that visited the area in July this year. (1) The report documented the impacts of unbridled...

Greenpeace to Prime Minister: Defend forests not coal scams

Press release | August 21, 2012 at 15:01

New Delhi, August 21, 2012: Even as Parliament was debating the CAG report, Greenpeace activists unfurled a giant 60 ft by 60 ft banner that said 'Dr Singh Defend Forests not Coal Scams' on Rajpath, the road leading to the PMO. The Environment...

Greenpeace activist to occupy a tree in Chandrapur forest for 1 month

Press release | August 29, 2012 at 16:35

August 29th, 2012, Nagpur: India is hosting the 11th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October this year to discuss conservation of biodiversity. “It is ironical that my government, which is writing...

Civil society assails impact of coal mining & Coal power plants - on biodiversity

Press release | October 12, 2012 at 14:00

In a side event organized at CBD COP at Hyderabad on 12th October, a number of NGOs and Movement groups came together to decry adverse and debilitating impact of coal mining on the biodiversity and livelihoods of the people.

Are We Ready to Sustain the Right Choice?

Blog entry by Sunil Dahiya | September 7, 2016

India is standing at very interesting juncture today. From here onwards, there are two paths that can pave the way forward. The first one is to continue with the age old conventional dirty energy sources such as coal, while ignoring...

Brikesh Singh bids adieu to the forest

Feature story | October 1, 2012 at 17:36

Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh leaves the tree-house in the forests of Chandrapur today, on October 1. This was his home since September 1 when he decided to embark on a tree-top protest to save our forests. He will now make his way back to...

Actress Amala Akkineni protests with Greenpeace from Charminar

Feature story | October 8, 2012 at 21:00

The Charminar, was the venue Greenpeace activists chose in Hyderabad to protest against coal mining destroying forests in Central India. On October 8, the first day of the Convention on Biological Diversity being held in the city, activists...

Chandrapur MP visits Brikesh and offers his support to Junglistan

Feature story | September 25, 2012 at 14:59

Brikesh Singh, who is living on a tree in Chandrapur, had a special visitor recently. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the Member of Parliament from the Chandrapur constituency came over to Brikesh’s tree house on September 22 and was all praise for his...

Tickets to film screening - Coal Curse

Page | April 9, 2013 at 13:08

Coal Curse, film by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, supported by Greenpeace, takes you on a journey to the land of dirty coal and the trails and tribulations of the people working in the coal mines.

The Ghosts of Coal

Blog entry by Sajan Ponappa | April 21, 2017

The Ghosts of Coal is a photo-blog which describes the environmental and health problems caused by coal-fired thermal power plants.

Greenpeace activist to live on a tree to protect our forests

Feature story | September 2, 2012 at 13:30

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh climbed an Anjan tree in Chandrapur, Maharashtra on Saturday, 1st September. What’s so special about climbing a tree you might ask? Well, Brikesh is not coming down in a hurry; in fact he is going to live on this...

The people of Mahan have won; Long live the fight – Zindabad!

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | April 2, 2015

I was returning to Mahan and Singrauli after more than two years. I had wanted more than anything to be back in Mahan to see what the people felt on knowing they had won. The Mahan coal block was not going to be auctioned as the...

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