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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...

Make-or-break moment for Arctic protection

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | 29 February, 2016 3 comments

This week, an unremarkable event can play a remarkable role to protect life in the Arctic. A part of the permanent ice cover on which life in the Arctic depends can soon be protected from destructive activities. If this protection...

This is The People vs. Arctic Oil

Blog entry by Sune Scheller | 18 October, 2016 2 comments

A new wave of oil drilling threatens the Arctic - but today saw the start of the fight back. This morning a lawsuit was filed that could stop the expansion of this reckless industry northwards - but we need your help. This is...

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...

Thousands of people in over 30 countries across the globe take action against fossil...

Press release | 31 May, 2015 at 11:22

Berlin, 31 May, 2015 - Ahead of the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany, thousands of people in over 30 countries and over 100 cities peacefully protested over the weekend tokick off a first Global Day of Action [1]. They demanded that the world’s...

Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge as it reaches minimum

Press release | 11 September, 2014 at 12:15

Longyearbyen, 11 September 2014 - As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Yeb Saño is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming...

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...

Wind energy

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:01

Wind power has led the renewable energy revolution. Its impressive growth has created more than a million jobs and made it an affordable, mainstream electricity source. But so much more is possible. There is enough wind on Earth to meet more than...

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...

No to nuclear

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:21

Greenpeace opposes nuclear power because it is dangerous, polluting, expensive and non-renewable. More nuclear power means more nuclear weapons proliferation, more nuclear-armed states, more potential "dirty bombs" and more targets for terrorists...

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...

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