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Facing the inconvenient truth of the Paris agreement in Morocco

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 3 November, 2016

As negotiators prepare for the upcoming climate summit next week, some of the world’s leading scientists are reminding them – and us – of what we already knew: that we will not prevent climate chaos if we simply rely on the pledges...

I was at eye level at the UN and the world moved

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | 5 November, 2016

It’s early in the morning on Friday 4 November and I am standing outside the United Nations in New York. A year ago, I was a relative newcomer to Greenpeace, preparing to attend the COP in Paris. The Greenpeace team was mobilising to...

4 ways you can use the law to call out the fossil fuel industry – join the wave of...

Blog entry by Tom Lowe | 7 November, 2016

The Paris agreement has catapulted us all into a new reality. Governments have signed it, now they must act on it. And meanwhile, a global movement of people against fossil fuels is moving ahead - and you can be a part of it. We are...

So long as there’s climate change, every day is human rights day

Blog entry by Yeb Sano | 9 December, 2016

When I decided to embark with others on a 1500 km, 60-day pilgrimage from Rome to Paris, culminating at the COP21 climate talks in 2015, the urgency I felt wasn’t just scientific or political, it was also very personal. After so many...

Nominating the CEO of Exxon for US Secretary of State reveals just how desperate the...

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | 9 January, 2017

On the surface, this looks like a power grab. In reality, it’s a last ditch attempt at relevancy.   In December, President-elect of the United States Donald Trump officially nominated Exxon Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson for...

#BridgesNotWalls -- It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

Blog entry by Leila Deen | 17 January, 2017 3 comments

This Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when, around the world, the politics of hate, fear and division too often blossomed. On January 20th, Greenpeace will join with ...

Why we need Netflix to join the race towards a green internet

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 27 January, 2017 1 comment

This month Greenpeace released our latest analysis (fifth and counting) of which major internet companies are leading the charge to build a renewably powered internet - and which ones are lagging behind. The good news: we see a...

Why Trump’s Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline plans don’t add up

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | 1 February, 2017

Last week, Donald Trump signed a set of presidential memoranda aimed at boosting the United States’ most infamous and flailing oil pipeline projects: the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL). Trump wants...

Reindeers in Moscow: Saving the sacred lake

Blog entry by Konstantin Fomin | 7 March, 2017

It’s very unusual to stumble upon reindeer on the streets of Moscow. But it can happen when authorities give oil company permission to drill on the sacred lands of Siberian Indigenous peoples. Reindeer herders who are opposing...

The world is ready to Break Free. Will you join us?

Blog entry by Agustin Maggio | 13 March, 2017

This weekend marked the global kick-off of the Break Free movement calling for a world free from fossil fuels. Break Free is a wave of individuals, communities, local and international organisations taking a firm stance against...

Hurricanes, floods, heatwaves: this is what climate change looks like

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 23 September, 2017 1 comment

Weather in San Francisco tends to be pretty mild all year. Because of the fog that comes from the Pacific Ocean, the average high temperature in the city is only 17ºC. However, in the first weekend of September, a record-breaking...

Air pollution hurts children the most

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 4 October, 2017

The World Health Organisation declared that air pollution is one of the greatest public health challenges the world is facing right now. To understand where air pollution comes from, Greenpeace has conducted independent air...

If you're left without reindeer, there is nothing else

Blog entry by Tatiana Vasilieva | 16 September, 2016 2 comments

“You feed a reindeer and step away - and it suddenly drops dead. Within a day it swells up like a ball ready to burst. We thought the heat was to blame, as they were still in their thick winter coats. A neighbour lost 50 of them.” ...

10 reasons why Arctic drilling is a really stupid idea

Blog entry by JulietteH | 24 February, 2012 8 comments

1. It’s extremely dangerous. The Arctic environment is one of the harshest in the world, and everything you do there is more complicated than anywhere else. 2. Our climate can’t afford it. As the impacts of climate change ...

Why we are taking Arctic oil to court

Blog entry by Ingrid Skjoldvær and Truls Gulowsen | 19 October, 2016 2 comments

With this historic court case a new generation is now taking action to stop oil companies from kidnapping our future.  Nature & Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, alongside a broad coalition, have filed an unprecedented people-powered legal...

Greenpeace takes on Europe's biggest carmaker… and wins!

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 6 March, 2013 2 comments

24 Sept 2015 UPDATE: Q&A: WTF the Volkswagen diesel scandal? // The force is with you and together you made Volkswagen (VW) do a handbrake turn on improving the efficiency of its cars. Something they said they could...

Do the math, fossil fuel investments add up to climate chaos

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 November, 2013

If it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage. We are facing a planetary emergency: climate change threatens the world and our collective future. Business and political leaders know this yet they do...

Coal dropped from Vietnam’s future energy plans

Press release | 27 January, 2016 at 5:13

Bangkok, 27 January 2016 - Vietnam will effectively shelve the equivalent of 70 large coal power plants following an announcement from the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that the country would drop all further coal-fired power plant projects and...

IEA shows CO2 emissions heading in right direction but rapid reduction is needed -...

Press release | 16 March, 2016 at 10:08

Brussels, 16 March 2016 - Data released today by the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows a stalling of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2015, for the second year in a row.

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | 22 March, 2016 at 2:00

Hong Kong, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new Greenpeace...

The Dark Side of Volkswagen

Publication | 30 June, 2011 at 9:42

The Volkswagen Group is the largest car maker in Europe. It has repeatedly claimed that it wants to be a ‘green’ company, but has so far failed to live up to its green ambitions. It has been slow to make its fleet more efficient, despite having...

Greenpeace responds to UN report on climate action plans

Press release | 30 October, 2015 at 17:02

Berlin, 30 October 2015 - Responding to the UN report launched today on climate action offers (INDCs) that countries have submitted for the Paris Climate Agreement, Martin Kaiser, head of international climate politics at Greenpeace, said:

Greenpeace response to China-France joint statement on climate change

Press release | 2 November, 2015 at 14:34

Beijing, 2 November 2015 - A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while highlighting the ambition gap the world still...

Solar energy

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:59

Power from the sun is already mainstream in many parts of the world, and the future looks brighter still. Solar energy not only produces electricity, it also heats, cools, lights and does countless other jobs. Solar's potential is limited only by...

Greenpeace follows the money

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:08

Our future wellbeing and security pivot on stopping investment in dirty and dangerous fossil fuel and nuclear projects. Greenpeace's exciting and ambitious campaign on finance "follows the money". We bear witness, document harm, and work with...

What you can do

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:10

You have the power! Yes we mean you! Do you have a full time or part time job and a small pension building? Do you have savings in the bank? Do you dabble a little in investing on the stock exchange? That means you have the power to help...

Reject carbon capture & storage

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:22

We know fossil fuels must be phased out to prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet coal, oil and gas companies claim they can make fossil fuels climate-friendly by burying emissions underground. They are betting their future (and our climate’s)...

Global melting

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:35

Earth's ice-covered polar regions are like air conditioners for the climate system. But they are also fragile ecosystems highly sensitive to global warming. Climate change threatens diverse and abundant polar life that depends on ice, from polar...

Green Internet timeline

Background | 29 May, 2012 at 17:40

In 2009, Greenpeace launched it’s Cool IT campaign to urge the world’s largest IT companies to be true climate leaders by providing real climate solutions, supporting progressive climate policies and using more renewable energy. In May 2009 the...

Greenpeace joins global wave of actions to break free from fossil fuels

Press release | 4 May, 2016 at 8:52

Manila, 4 May 2016 - Greenpeace today joins a global wave of nonviolent direct action targeting the world's most dangerous fossil fuel projects. Under the banner of Break Free - to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground - around 10,000 people...

Activists bring coal supply to a standstill at massive Indonesian power plant

Press release | 15 May, 2016 at 5:20

Jakarta, 15 May 2016 – Greenpeace Indonesia activists today climbed the cranes of two grab-type ship unloaders, blocking the supply of coal for the Cirebon Coal Power Plant. The protest in Indonesia, the world’s second biggest exporter of coal,...

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:

Increased extreme weather events predicted due to effect of climate change on the Arctic

Press release | 7 June, 2016 at 14:37

Madrid, 7 June 2016 - The effects of climate change on the Arctic — including melting ice and sea level rise — may possibly alter weather patterns in the northern hemisphere. These effects could include hotter, drier summers in some areas, wetter...

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...

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,...

Climate-friendly refrigeration

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:12

A group of greenhouse gases you've probably never heard of contributes much more than its share to climate change. Known as F-gases, these chemicals are used to cool drinks, food, cars, supermarkets and office buildings. But they are also...

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...

Our climate is warming

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:15

What can be done?

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:24

We can still choose our future path and avoid a climate catastrophe. We need an urgent end to the polluting energy systems that make us sick and destroy the nature we love. Greenpeace is fighting dirty coal, oil and gas projects. We're building...

Fight for climate justice

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:26

Extinction and habitat loss

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:42

From vast polar ice sheets to tropical mountain cloud forests, Earth's dazzling and diverse ecosystems fill our lives with awe and adventure. Yet climate change is already harming the special wild places we seek to protect. To save our precious...

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...

Renewable energy

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:56

We believe today's children will be the first to live in a world totally powered by solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. From micro-solar solutions that help to water crops in rural India, to vast wind-energy powered data farms in the...

World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to allegations of human rights...

Press release | 27 July, 2016 at 6:50

Manila, 27 July 2016 - Companies responsible for the majority of fossil fuel products that have been manufactured, marketed, and sold since the industrial revolution and have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global emissions of...

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...

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...

At the Marrakech climate talks, record speed must be the new normal

Press release | 6 November, 2016 at 19:44

Marrakech, 6 November 2016 - As governments start turning Paris Agreement promises into action at UN climate talks in Morocco this week, Greenpeace urges them to stop any new fossil fuel developments and make the record speed of the accord’s...

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