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Toxic Lobby - How the chemicals industry is trying to kill REACH

Publication | 4 May, 2006 at 12:00

Large chemicals firms representing private business interests have led a concerted push to undermine and destroy EU attempts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals. The report, 'Toxic Lobby: How the chemicals industry is trying to kill...

Chernobyl – A Nuclear Catastrophe 20 years on

Publication | 24 April, 2006 at 13:06

This review considers Chernobyl as it is today and how it might be in future decades. It gives regard to past decisions on how to isolate and cope with the radioactivity and contamination, and it reviews the present approach to management and...

The Chernobyl Catastrophe - Consequences on Human Health

Publication | 18 April, 2006 at 2:00

The difficult truth about the Chernobyl catastrophe: the worst effects are still to come.

Defending our Oceans

Publication | 17 November, 2005 at 10:27

Every second breath you take comes from the oceans. The oceans give life to our planet and us. In return we are suffocating them;dredging up too many fish, stealing food from needy mouths, carelessly killing countless creatures including whales,...

Marine Reserves – a solution to ocean destruction

Publication | 17 November, 2005 at 10:27

Three quarters of the world’s fish stocks are under threat from over fishing accordingto the United Nations. Our oceans are vast, but not limitless. They give life to theplanet and contain 80 percent of all life on it. They provide the primary...

Climate Change and the Insurance Industry

Publication | 24 May, 1993 at 2:00

Hurricane Andrew caused more than US$ 16 billion in damages in the United States. In this 1993 report, Greenpeace policy advisor Jeremy Leggett assessed the options for insurance industry action in the face of mounting costs for climate-related...

Man made chemicals in Maternal and Umbilical cord blood

Publication | 8 September, 2005 at 2:00

Detailed testing results from the TNO laboratory analysis for the report "A present for life" which confirms that known or suspected hazardous chemicals from eight chemical groups are commonly present in umbilical cord blood.

Windforce 12 2005

Publication | 30 June, 2005 at 2:00

Windforce 12 describes how 12 percent of the world's electricity can be supplied by wind and 11 billion tonnes of CO2 can be saved by 2020.

Solar Generation II

Publication | 18 January, 2005 at 1:00

Climate change is a key challenge that needs to be tackled by competitive eco-technologies. The European Union has played a leading role in defining the Kyoto Protocol. The forthcoming implementation of the emissions trading instrument will pave...

Dow: Pay your debt to the victims of Bhopal before investing in new textiles

Publication | 20 September, 2004 at 2:00

On the night of December 2nd - 3rd 1984, 40 tonnes of lethal gases leaked from the Union Carbide Corporation’s pesticide factory in Bhopal, India. 8,000 people died immediately, today the toll has reached some 20,000 people.Well over 150,000...

The EU’s Energy Support Programmes, Promoting Sustainability or Pollution?

Publication | 2 April, 2004 at 2:00

The enlargement of the European Union and EU energy market Liberalisation is expected to result in the largest liberalised energy market in the world, offering immense business opportunities. However, the EU has stated that besides market...

Iraq - January 2004 - The impacts of war.

Publication | 8 March, 2004 at 1:00

The most recent conflict in Iraq exacerbated the situation in an already battered country and its people. The eight year war with Iran, the 1991 Gulf War and the subsequent 12 years of sanctions all took their toll on the nations infrastructure...

Danger to German nuclear power plants from crashes by passenger aircraft

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 1:00

What can in fact happen if a passenger plane crashes into anuclear power plant – be it accidentally or brought about on purpose –

Protection of German nuclear power plants against the background of the terrorist...

Publication | 27 November, 2002 at 1:00

Findings of GRS investigations made in the project, "Expert Analyses of Terrorist Scenarios for Aircraft Crashes on German Nuclear Power Plants"

Protection of German nuclear power plants against the background of the terrorist...

Publication | 27 November, 2002 at 1:00

Findings of GRS investigations made in the project, "Expert Analyses of Terrorist Scenarios for Aircraft Crashes on German Nuclear Power Plants" (in German)

Greenpeace Briefing, Nuclear Shipments and Small Island Developing States (SIDS),...

Publication | 27 January, 2004 at 1:00

The shipment of nuclear material has been addressed in a number of regional and international fori and is particularly relevant to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), many of which are exposed to shipments past their coastlines. This fact...

The Prestige Disaster: One Year On.

Publication | 10 November, 2003 at 1:00

Far away from the press headlines, an almost silent battle is being fought between those who profit from the business of transporting hazardous substances by sea and those of us who defend drastic measures to prevent new oil slicks. Ever since...

Reach Regulation Public Internet Consultation

Publication | 11 July, 2003 at 2:00

Is REACH possible? This is a joint NGO submission for the EU Commission's internet consultation on the proposed Chemicals Policy Reform.

Oil and the Iraq Crisis

Publication | 8 March, 2004 at 1:00

Control over oil is a central motivation for the Bush administration's military confrontation with Iraq. The unilateralist nature of the US's new security stance in a post September 11th world has become inexorably linked with the importance of...

Islands Adrift: Comparing Industrial and Small-Scale Economic Options for Marovo...

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 1:00

Our report "Islands Adrift" shows that small-scale development options (like reef fishing, beche de mer collection, ecotimber and ecotourism) were worth US$29 million to landowners, compared to US$8 million for industrial logging.

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 October, 2002 at 2:00

In this Issue: Forestry in BC: Business as Usual, Forest Practices Code, Who´s Good, Between the Covers? Wind Generation and Benchmarks.

Forest Views: a newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies,...

Publication | 1 December, 2001 at 1:00

In this Issue: New BC Liberals and the Great Bear Rainforest, The Ancient Forest Summit, Forest Stewardship Council Eco-Certification and Canadian Book Publishers.

Anything Goes? Report on PEFC-Certified Finnish Forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace Nordic and the Finnish Nature League studied PEFC-certified forestry in Finland in the autumn of 2000 and the beginning of year 2001. The report Anything goes? published in January 2001 examines the ecological reliability of the PEFC...

Chemical Stockpiles at Union Carbide India Limited in Bhopal: an investigation

Publication | 8 January, 2003 at 1:00

Investigation into the chemical stockpiles at the abandoned Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India.

Sustainable Energy for Poverty Reduction: an action plan

Publication | 30 September, 2002 at 2:00

Sustainable development will only happen if poverty is tackled and the environment is protected. It is a false dilemma to say that we either tackle poverty or we save the planet. ITDG (Practical Answers to Poverty) and Greenpeace believe that...

Citizen Coal: Australia and its neighbours

Publication | 30 August, 2002 at 2:00

Australia is ‘the king of coal’ and the number one greenhouse gas emitter, per capita, in the world. It is failing to take any action on climate change by rejecting the Kyoto Protocol in order to protect its vested interests – including coal...

Invitation: Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol

Publication | 27 August, 2002 at 2:00

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Greenpeace International organise a joint event in Johannesburg

Submission by Greenpeace on Issues Related to Modalities for Including Afforestation...

Publication | 23 August, 2002 at 2:00

The relative effectiveness of proposals to address non-permanence of afforestation and reforestation projects under the CDM and related accounting is discussed. Thispaper complements a separate Climate Action Network (CAN) submission, that deals...

Alstrom - Investing in Global Warming

Publication | 2 July, 2002 at 2:00

“More than ever, it is in our interest to meet environmental demands for sustainable development.” - It’s a paradox of today that a statement as seemingly unequivocal as this made by a global energy industry giant will likely turn out to be among...

Look before you log

Publication | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

This report explores the use of logging moratoria to support ancient forest conservation and sustainable use including a look at seven case studies from around the world.

Offshore Wind Energy in the North Sea

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

Technical Possibilities and Ecological Considerations - A Study for Greenpeace.

Power to Tackle Poverty

Publication | 1 June, 2001 at 2:00

Getting renewable energy to the world’s poor.

Solar Generation

Publication | 2 July, 2001 at 2:00

Solar electricity for over 1 billion people and 2 million jobs by 2020.

Forests for Climate : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world's remaining tropical forests by reducing...

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 27 November, 2008 at 15:00

Coal burning has existed for centuries, and its use as a fuel has been recorded since the 1100s. It powered the Industrial Revolution, changing the course of first Britain, and then the world, in the process. In the US, the first coal-fired power...

Energy [R]evolution vs. IEA World Energy Outlook

Publication | 12 November, 2008 at 1:00

World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2008 for the first time takes the climate crisis really into account and develops two alternative scenarios. While Greenpeace welcomes this approach, the scenarios lack a long-term projection to 2050 and beyond. Both...

Solar Generation V - 2008

Publication | 1 September, 2008 at 2:00

Solar Electricity for over One Billion People and 2 Million Jobs by 2020

Closing Time For Overfishing - Creating Pacific High Seas Marine Reserves

Publication | 21 May, 2008 at 2:00

Three distinct high seas areas exist within the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO), entirely bound by the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of surrounding island nations. These high seas enclaves, colloquially known as “donut holes” or “high...

Bush’s Major Emitters Meeting in Europe: A dead end for climate change

Publication | 16 April, 2008 at 2:00

A briefing paper on the Major Economies Meeting

Africa’s Forests - Vital for our Climate

Publication | 14 March, 2008 at 13:12

Forests are vital in regulating the climate - locally, regionally and globally. Africa's intact rainforests act as a regulator of rainfall for the region. Moreover they act as a brake on further acceleration of climate change by serving as a vast...

Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism - Executive Summary

Publication | 4 December, 2007 at 17:35

Tropical deforestation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, threatens biological diversity, and has devastating impacts upon forest dependent peoples. Human induced climate change is projected to cause significant adverse effects on...

Saving the climate: Quit nuclear madness - Energy Revolution Now!

Publication | 11 November, 2007 at 20:25

Humanity faces the challenge of halving global greenhouse gas emissions before 2050 to stave off potentially irreversible climate change. Nuclear power is a distraction. Its potential is too limited, it is too costly and it takes too long to...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate - full report

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

Assessments of the radiological consequences of releases from existing and proposed...

Publication | 28 May, 2007 at 2:00

This assessment examines the radiological consequences following a catastrophic failure at each of a number of NPPs.

Climate Change - Nuclear not the answer

Publication | 30 April, 2007 at 14:45

While the nuclear industry’s 1950s dream of clean energy that would be too cheap to meter lies in economic and environmental tatters that same industry is now desperately trying to convince us that it is the solution to climate change. While the...

Carving Up The Congo - Part 2

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 2

Carving Up The Congo - Part 1

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Climate change caused by atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases is the greatest threat the world faces today. Global emissions from tropical deforestation alone contribute up to 25 percent of total annual human-induced CO2 emissions to the...

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