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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...

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...

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:

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

Our climate is warming

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:15

Fight for climate justice

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:26

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...

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...

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