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Global Solar Thermal Electricity

Publication | 4 February, 2016 at 18:30

This is the 4th joint report of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) Greenpeace International and SolarPACES since 2003.

The Great Water Grab

Publication | 22 March, 2016 at 2:15

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development.

Swiss Grannies launch legal challenge to demand stronger climate action

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 9:00

Bern, Switzerland, 25 October 2016 - More than 450 women aged 65 and over, today joined a global wave of legal actions demanding climate justice. The group launched a legal challenge to the Swiss Government’s climate policies, highlighting...

Climate talks refuse to be blown off course by US election surprise

Press release | 12 November, 2016 at 19:45

Marrakech, 12 November 2016 - The first week of the UN climate summit in Marrakech was overshadowed by the result of the US presidential election. But it has not been derailed. New leadership and renewed commitment has emerged, which is taking...

Marrakech: Renewed determination by all, leaps of leadership by some

Press release | 18 November, 2016 at 18:37

Marrakech, 18 November 2016 - Commenting on the outcome of the UNFCCC negotiations, Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, said:

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds...

Press release | 8 December, 2016 at 10:35

Manila, 8 December 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) today initiated the next steps in the world’s first-ever national investigation into human rights harms resulting from climate change (1), despite apparent...

Coal's thirst for water

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:59

Essential for all life, water is arguably our planet's most important natural resource. Yet every year, the coal industry's eight thousand power plants around the world use enough fresh water to meet the basic needs of one billion people.

Coal plants pollute the air

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 15:01

For too long the coal industry has used our atmosphere like an open sewer for its airborne pollution. These emissions fuel climate change, but they also pose a serious threat to our health and environment. These threats include smog, acid rain,...

Sweden subverts Paris agreement with Vattenfall coal deal

Press release | 2 July, 2016 at 15:43

Stockholm, 2 July 2016 – Greenpeace condemns the Swedish government’s decision to allow state-owned Vattenfall to hand over its lignite mine assets in Germany to the Czech company EPH. The decision announced this morning risks catastrophic...

World’s two largest carbon emitters, China and US, formally join Paris Agreement

Press release | 3 September, 2016 at 14:40

Beijing, 3 September 2016 - The world’s two largest carbon emitters, China and the United States, today announced they have formally joined the Paris Agreement in a major step to bring it into force and start what must be far more ambitious...

Greenpeace urges G20 governments to bring Paris Agreement into force this year

Press release | 5 September, 2016 at 15:47

Beijing, 5 September 2016 - The Hangzhou G20 communique issued today brings climate change to the center stage of the global political agenda and sends a strong signal for all nations to join the Paris Agreement as soon as possible. Greenpeace...

Greenpeace responds to Ban Ki-Moon Paris Agreement ratification ceremony

Press release | 21 September, 2016 at 18:09

New York, 21 September 2016 - The historic Paris Agreement, adopted last December, passed another milestone today with a formal ratification by 31 countries at the UN in New York.

Reject false solutions

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:20

Today climate change stands in the way of a healthy, safe future for us all. We have only a limited time to act. Yet the nuclear and fossil fuel industries propose to waste our precious time on costly, risky responses that would keep these dirty...

Energy efficiency

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:03

Greater energy efficiency is key to a clean, safe and secure energy future for all. We must make better use of energy from the sun, wind, water and earth to make the leap to a 100 percent renewable energy future. Efficiency is all about smart use...

Climate-friendly finance

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:06

Today the flow of money to dirty, polluting fossil fuels and nuclear projects stands in the way of a clean, safe and secure future for all. We need to fix this broken system that drives climate change and destruction of the lands and oceans we...

Extreme weather

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:40

The path to a hotter global climate will not be smooth. Ramped-up extreme weather — droughts, heatwaves, tropical cyclones, floods and fires — is taking us on a rough and dangerous ride. Each day we delay action to cut emissions means more damage...

Air pollution

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:43

Air pollution — already a silent and serious killer — is set to become worse still under climate change. This is especially bad news for those most vulnerable: the elderly, children and people with existing illness. The good news is a healthier...

Our climate is warming

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:15

Fight for climate justice

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:26

Greenpeace statement on the REN21 Global Status Report on Renewable Energy, 2016

Press release | 1 June, 2016 at 13:43

Amsterdam, 1 June 2016 - Responding to the REN21 report which takes a global looks at the renewable energy sector, Greenpeace International global energy strategist, Emily Rochon said:

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