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100% Renewable Energy by 2050? Why wait?

Blog entry | 29 September, 2015 6 comments

A new Greenpeace report shows how the world can move to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The bad news? It needs political will. The good news? It's already happening! Climate change deniers and investors take note. Renewable...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 24 July, 2015 7 comments

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

How India’s capital switched on the sun

Blog entry by Ruhie Kumar and Madhulika Varma | 10 June, 2016

Today in Delhi we are celebrating something big! Usually in May and June Delhiites complain of scorching heat and how we are cursed with bad weather, water shortages and power blackouts. The same is true for other big crowded metro...

Breaking free from fossil fuels – the risk we take is not taking action

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 24 May, 2016

Last week,  #BreakFree2016 wrapped up across the globe. Greenpeace joined with many inspiring organisations in a global wave of peaceful actions that lasted for 12 days and took place across six continents to target the world’s most...

Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 28 July, 2016

For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines. Last year, disaster survivors...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | 19 August, 2016 1 comment

The courageous Inuit community of Clyde River is standing up to protect their Arctic home from devastating seismic blasting. The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As...

Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 9 August, 2016 3 comments

As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it,...

Why the Paris Agreement on climate change means the end of coal

Blog entry by Nikola Casule | 12 October, 2016

The world has finally taken a big step forward in the fight against dangerous global warming. The Paris Agreement on climate change –  the first universal, legally binding, agreement to cut carbon emissions –  was voted into...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

First national human rights investigation into climate change impacts proceeds...

Press release | 8 December, 2016 at 10:35

Manila, 8 December 2016 – The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) today initiated the next steps in the world’s first-ever national investigation into human rights harms resulting from climate change (1), despite apparent...

People from the Philippines and Pacific Island nations sign declaration to hold big...

Press release | 12 June, 2015 at 23:00

Clarification: we have edited this release after it was issued. The original was open to misrepresentation to give the impression that the Climate Justice Declaration had been signed by the President of Vanuatu rather than that he was present at...

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Climate lawsuit against Arctic oil goes to court

Press release | 15 February, 2017 at 8:00

Oslo, Norway, 15 February 2017 – Oslo District Court has announced the hearing dates for the climate case filed against the Norwegian government for granting new oil drilling licenses in the Arctic ocean. The hearing will start on 13 November and...

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Will Europe lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'?

Blog entry by Sébastien Risso | 2 December, 2015 2 comments

From the time we're in school, we are taught that forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for climate change, and that they produce and release oxygen. Yet despite the essential role...

Why oceans are critical to our climate: 5 facts to keep in mind during COP21

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 9 December, 2015

1. Oceans are the blue heart of our planet. Oceans play a central role in sustaining life on Earth. They provide us with food, resources, jobs, livelihood, and many ecological services that are essential to our very survival. Most...

Adorable Japanese couple devastated by Fukushima turn lives around with solar

Blog entry by Ai Kashiwagi | 26 February, 2016

For the past 30 years, Shin and Tatsuko Okawara spent their lives working as organic farmers. With their own organic farm, rural work was in their blood - tilling, planting and harvesting crops from the same soil their family worked on...

One planet, thousands of land-struggles to save it

Blog entry by Luca Miggiano and Stephanie Brancaforte | 2 March, 2016

Indigenous peoples and local communities are at the heart of the fight against climate change and environmental destruction. When a new mine breaks ground, when land is grabbed, or when industrial loggers raze forests, they are the...

Seeking justice for the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Sergey Golubok and Kristin Casper | 17 March, 2014 4 comments

Today, we launched a case at the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, who spent two months in Russian jail for a peaceful protest to save the Arctic. The 30 individuals are requesting "just...

7 incredible projects that could save Japan from another nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Ai Kashiwagi | 9 March, 2016 2 comments

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster exposed the myth of safe and cheap nuclear power. It's no wonder those most impacted are choosing 100% renewable energy. About a year after Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster, Fukushima Prefecture...

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