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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,...

G7 leaders must move faster on promise to decarbonise global economy

Press release | 26 May, 2016 at 6:50

Ise-Shima, Japan, 26 May 2016 - World leaders in Japan for the G7 Summit must use the opportunity to build on last year’s commitment to decarbonise the global economy over the course of this century, says Greenpeace. Since then the Paris...

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 fuels climate change

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:57

Coal, the most polluting way to generate electricity, is a serious threat to our climate. Burning coal is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions from human activity. Coal mining also releases the potent greenhouse gas methane. Yet...

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 mining impacts

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 15:03

Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and...

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...

What you can do

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:17

Climate change is a global problem, but there's a lot you can do about it in your daily life. Choose your own set of solutions to suit your lifestyle. You'll save energy and money, and make your life and home more healthy, convenient and...

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

The cause

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:23

Climate scientists agree: an overload of greenhouse gas emissions is causing global warming and climate change. The dirty fossil fuels we burn for energy — coal oil and gas — plus forest destruction, are the main culprits.

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

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...

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...

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