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Breaching environmental boundaries: UN report on resource limits

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 21 October, 2016 1 comment

This summer, the United Nations International Resource Panel (IRP), published 'Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity', a report that admits what ecologists have been saying for decades: resources are limited, human...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

Mediocrity is not an option for climate deal

Feature story | 23 September, 2009 at 2:00

With the international climate negotiations and the climate system both in crisis, more than 100 Heads of State and Government gathered at UN HQ in New York yesterday to try to break the deadlock and move the discussions forward. But despite...

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | 22 April, 2009 at 16:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | 9 April, 2009 at 2:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists block easy way out for EU money men on climate change

Feature story | 10 March, 2009 at 1:00

Three hundred and forty Greenpeace activists were arrested as they took their demand to "Bail out the Planet" to European Union finance ministers in Brussels.

Governments make slow progress on high seas protection but people’s wave of change is...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 27 August, 2013

The UN meeting in New York discussing high seas protection ended last Friday without a splash for the oceans, but the wave of change generated by thousands of people around the world made an inspiring impact. The meeting in...

The melting Arctic must not be an excuse for a resource grab: UNEP

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 27 February, 2013 1 comment

The speed of changes in the Arctic is hard to grasp. The Arctic Ocean has been covered by sea ice for most of the past three million years. But now it is melting before our eyes and could see its first ice-free summer in a couple of...

Rio+20 not the Oceans Summit but High Seas protection gains support and prominence

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 27 June, 2012 1 comment

The Rio+20 Summit has failed to create the future that people and planet desperately need. The battle for our Oceans, though, got an extra wind at Rio. I therefore did not leave Rio depressed, but with hope and determination that the...

Rainbow Warrior arrives at Rio+20

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 June, 2012 2 comments

Like so many in Greenpeace, I love boats. Put me on water and I am happy. So when I heard back in March at one of the preparatory meetings for the Rio Earth Summit taking place in New York that our new Rainbow Warrior was there, I...

Beyond Rio+20 – let´s mobilize for a better world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 22 June, 2012 5 comments

Today a personal journey ends for me, not just the Rio Earth Summit. I have been involved in the Rio Earth Summit process for two years . I never had much hope for this summi t, but as it is ending I am also not as depressed, as you...

Rio+20: High Seas protection possible; right to food? US says: "delete"

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 6 June, 2012 2 comments

If you believe the United Nations press release a lot was achieved at last week´s "informal informal" negotiations for Rio+20: "Before the negotiations, only 6 per cent of the text had been agreed upon.  Now, that number has jumped...

A lot at stake for the High Seas at Rio Earth Summit

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli, Greenpeace International | 9 May, 2012

For most of us the word “Rio” brings to mind images of colorful carnivals and the golden beaches of the Copacabana. I wish this was true for me. For the past months, “Rio” has been short for the “ Rio+20 Earth Summit ”. The long...

Rio+20: The Future We Want versus the Powerpoint they negotiate ...

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 26 May, 2012 3 comments

Over the last six months I have been away from home a lot watching our governments editing a powerpoint in windowless rooms. Sounds sad, I know. But the document entitled "The Future We Want" is not just any powerpoint. It´s supposed...

Ecological agriculture = Romantic vision?

Blog entry by Dirk Zimmermann, Greenpeace Germany | 10 March, 2011 7 comments

A seedling grows in an organic field, on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka. Image: Vivek M Agriculture is facing numerous important problems: food supply, social justice, ecology, climate change. We are told by the...

Greenpeace Turkey: Action against Sabanci nuclear tender

Blog entry by Justin | 8 August, 2008 1 comment

Yesterday Greenpeace activists took action in Istanbul against the Sabanci Corporation who are preparing to participate in the nuclear power plant tender in Turkey. Sabanci is one of the biggest companies in Turkey with a very good...

Historic Yongding gate becomes site of climate summit countdown

Blog entry by Jess | 23 March, 2009

Greenpeace activists have turned to Beijing’s historic Yongding gate to call on the government for immediate action on climate change. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the...

Nuclear News: Nuclear ‘recycling’ creates stockpiles of dangerous materials ripe for...

Blog entry by Justin | 13 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Nuclear-Fuel Recycling Debate Arises on Margins of Obama Summit ‘April 12 (Bloomberg) -- A dispute over nuclear-fuel recycling by reactor suppliers such as France’s Areva SA bubbled...

Mochovce 3 and 4: Slovakia hopes for the best

Blog entry by Justin | 4 November, 2008

We at Nuclear Reaction would like to extend our hearty congratulations to Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico. Yesterday Mr Fico made and announcement on Slovakia’s nuclear future stunning in its originality, innovation and sheer...

The Human Countdown - from the inside

Blog entry by Lisa | 21 September, 2009

Yesterday, Constance and Ursula took part in a magnificent piece of aerial art in Central Park. >> Take action: Ask world leaders to attend the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen htis year and ensure a good deal to save...

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