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The Paris Agreement: The end of fossil fuels is near. But where is justice?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 December, 2015 3 comments

We at Greenpeace had three key expectations  for the Paris Agreement.  We wanted: a signal that the age of fossil fuels is over, a commitment to soon – and continuously – improve national climate action and ...

Nature does not negotiate: climate catastrophe is with us now!

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 December, 2014 25 comments

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area...

Hope floats at heavenly lake

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | 23 February, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

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...

The "get lost zone" - a novel concept in international law

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | 30 May, 2014 15 comments

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That seems to be the thinking of Norway's Petroleum Ministry, which yesterday issued a highly irregular order in an attempt to bring an end to the Esperanza's peaceful protest in the Barents...

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...

Japan to abandon nuclear plans and embrace renewable energy - who's next?

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 12 May, 2011 26 comments

On May 10th, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan made an incredible announcement – prompted by the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, is dropping plans to double its nuclear power capacity and the...

We will defeat climate change - through cooperation

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid | 22 April, 2016 1 comment

Today, on Earth Day, more than 165 countries sign a global agreement - Paris Climate Agreement  - to protect our environment. This is a  record turnout  for an international agreement. It is an encouraging sign. After many years of...

10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 13 July, 2015

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting brighter. Hot on the heels of the inspiring protests against Shell in ...

Artivists take to the seas to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 30 May, 2016 1 comment

My name is Mike and was one of the three judges of the #SaveTheArctic poster competition. What an honour it has been! We've just chosen the top entries and soon I will meet the three lucky young winners; Anastasia, 21, from Russia;...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 2 June, 2016 2 comments

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

Wildfires in Russia: much worse than you could imagine

Blog entry by Khalimat Tekeeva | 3 June, 2016 1 comment

According to analysis of recent satellite data, forest fires in eastern Russia currently cover more than 3.5 million hectares of forested land. An area larger than Belgium! And the fire season in Russia isn't over yet. This...

Which country is most likely to repair their electronic gadgets?

Blog entry by Chih An Lee | 15 August, 2016

What happens when your mobile phone dies? Which country is most likely to recycle? And do people repair their phones or just simply throw them away? We did the research to find out... Believe it or not, the humble smartphone ...

Fire Then and Now

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 July, 2016

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to...

Why are environmental negotiations being led by polluting industries?

Blog entry by Paula Tejón Carbajal | 21 October, 2016

Last week, in Kigali, Rwanda, governments across the world agreed on a landmark deal to phase down HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). HFCs are greenhouse gases that are up to a thousand times more powerful than CO2. They are used as...

Stand for Indigenous rights – and for the planet

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 23 November, 2016 1 comment

For centuries, Indigenous Peoples have been fighting to protect their lands and secure their rights in the face of colonisation, environmental destruction and violence. Today – with looming global environmental crises like climate...

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | 30 November, 2016 2 comments

On a warming planet, forests hold the key to stopping climate change. Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and...

2016 – The year in photos

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 22 December, 2016

2016 was a challenging year for people and the planet. It brought many challenges that will continue in the year ahead – a changing climate, greedy corporations and politicians whose policies spell trouble for the planet. As we look...

Leadership today will shape our common future

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 26 January, 2017

Last week, I arrived in Davos for my first World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos meeting unsure of what I was going to find. I was preoccupied with the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President and the news that for the third year in...

We are going to court!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | 15 February, 2017 1 comment

It's time we hold governments accountable for their climate promises; we must protect the pristine Arctic - it's critical for the preservation of our planet for future generations. That’s why we’re taking Arctic oil to court. ...

Emma Thompson speaking truth to power at the UN

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 14 September, 2016

Words are powerful, especially when they speak the truth and come straight from the heart. That’s why Oscar-winning actor and writer Emma Thompson’s plea to UN delegates to do what is right for the oceans moved so many of us. She...

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Great Northern Forest

Blog entry by Juha Aromaa | 5 December, 2016

The Great Northern Forest has many names. Scientists see The Great Northern Forest as the boreal forest ecosystem - the global coniferous forest blanketing the northern hemisphere. The Russians traditionally call it “Taiga”. If you...

Missing the Target

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 February, 2017 6 comments

The urgency to solve our climate crisis feels something like a ship heading off course: The longer you delay, the more you have to turn the wheel.   Consider these numbers: 2, 350, 1990. These were the original climate goals. In...

When reindeer have nowhere to run

Blog entry by Konstantin Fomin | 17 March, 2017

For hundreds of years the Khanty people of Western Siberia have lived in harmony with nature. But as the oil industry seizes more and more of their land, their animals perish in oil spills and reindeer herders are losing their last...

The resistance against fossil fuels is winning. Here’s the proof.

Blog entry by Agustin Maggio | 5 April, 2017 2 comments

When we launched the call for the second Break Free from fossil fuels campaign, we were, of course, hoping to grow the coalition and increase the number of peaceful protests against the dirty energy industries. What we did not expect...

Why are women more impacted by climate change?

Blog entry by Ghalia Fayad | 13 April, 2017 1 comment

Women are more likely to feel the impacts of climate change. This is a fact . As a woman and environmental activist living in the Arab World, I often find myself focused on peace building, development, corruption and human security...

Chernobyl: lessons not learned

Blog entry by Rashid Alimov | 25 April, 2017 2 comments

A greyish brick building with a bust of Lenin in front of it. A school in Stariye Bobovichi in the Bryansk region of Russia. There could be something nostalgic about this picture, were it not for the feeling of danger it gives. When...

How green is your tech?

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 17 October, 2017

Do you know how this device, the one you are reading on right now, got into your hand or onto your desk? While it probably came out of a pretty box, if you could look through this screen back through the steps involved in making...

Concentrating Solar Power: A Multi-Billion Euro 'Green New Deal' to Save the Climate

Press release | 25 May, 2009 at 2:00

Investment in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) will this year exceed €2 billion (USD 2.58 billion ) and could be worth €20.8 billion (USD 26.8 billion) - creating around 90,000 jobs worldwide by 2015 - according to a report launched today by...

Greenpeace report proves solar power available to 100 million people by 2025

Press release | 7 October, 2005 at 2:00

The solar thermal power industry could be worth 16.4 billion Euros and create 54,000 jobs worldwide by 2025, according to a report launched today in Egypt by Greenpeace, the European Solar Thermal Power Industry Association (ESTIA) and IEA...

Greenfreeze

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 11:28

Greenpeace pioneers a refrigeration technology that is neither ozone-depleting nor climate-killing – and the world adopts it.

Greenpeace launches high tech investigation into radiation impacts of Fukushima...

Press release | 25 February, 2016 at 3:22

Tokyo, 25 February 2016 - Greenpeace Japan today announced it is conducting an underwater investigation into radiation contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The survey will be conducted from a Japanese...

“Sustainable” fish from major consumer brands linked to Arctic destruction

Press release | 2 March, 2016 at 7:12

Amsterdam, 2 March 2016 - Fishing fleets that supply major consumer brands are using giant trawlers in an area known as the ‘Arctic Galapagos’, according to a new Greenpeace investigation.

McDonald’s and global seafood providers in landmark move for Arctic protection

Press release | 25 May, 2016 at 8:38

Amsterdam, 25 May 2016 - Global brands, including McDonald’s, Tesco, Iglo, Young’s Seafood, Icelandic Seachill, alongside the Norwegian Fishing Vessel Owners Association, Fiskebåt, Russian fishing giant, Karat and Europe’s largest processor of...

World renowned pianist Ludovico Einaudi plays historic concert on Arctic Ocean

Press release | 20 June, 2016 at 13:30

Amsterdam, 20 June, 2016 - Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi, today performed one of his own compositions, Elegy for the Arctic, on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in...

Rainbow Warrior in Lebanon to launch solar unity campaign in Mediterranean

Press release | 27 August, 2016 at 15:52

Beirut, 27 August 2016 – The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior is today in the Port of Beirut for the first time in history to host a press conference and launch the “Sun unites us” Mediterranean tour which will highlight the massive potential for...

Greenpeace Russia team attacked by armed masked men

Press release | 9 September, 2016 at 14:11

St Petersburg, 9 September 2016 - A Greenpeace Russia volunteer firefighting team were in medical care today after being attacked overnight in their camp in the south of the country by a group of eight armed men.

Greenpeace International Executive Directors' statement on the US election

Press release | 9 November, 2016 at 21:04

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 9 November 2016 - In reaction to the US election Greenpeace International Directors Jennifer Morgan and Bunny McDiarmid said:

Former Great Barrier Reef head calls for ban on new coal mines to protect the Reef

Press release | 20 November, 2016 at 18:01

Sydney, 20 November 2016 – Australia’s former leading authority on the Great Barrier Reef has called for a stop on the construction of any new coal mines in Australia, sounding the alarm on coral bleaching, rising sea temperatures, and further...

Greenpeace calls for urgent global action to save The Great Northern Forest

Press release | 7 December, 2016 at 13:24

Moscow, 7 December 2016 - As governments meet to discuss biodiversity, Greenpeace announced today a new global campaign to save the world’s largest terrestrial carbon store – the Great Northern Forest.

Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists

Feature story | 1 August, 2014 at 13:00

The Arctic 30 spent more than three months in a Russian detention centre, despite the fact that the seizure of their ship and the imprisonment of the activists were deemed illegal by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. As one...

Facebook lenkt ein

Background | 23 January, 2012 at 12:55

Nach 20 Monaten öffentlicher Diskussion, vielen Verhandlungen und der Mobilisierung von mehr als 700.000 Menschen weltweit, mit dem Ziel, Facebook umweltfreundlicher zu machen, hat der Internet-Riese seine Ziele für eine saubere, erneuerbare...

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Background | 1 January, 2014 at 16:30

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Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws. These reforms must...

'Dieselgate' continues: UK transport agency paid £80m by auto industry

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | 12 October, 2015

The UK government agency responsible for testing pollution levels in new cars has received more than £80 million from the auto industry in the last decade, prompting concerns over a potential conflict of interest. The findings, part...

You did it! Shell abandons Arctic drilling

Blog entry by April Glaser | 30 September, 2015 2 comments

This week Shell announced plans to abandon its Arctic oil drilling operations. This is huge. From activists who scaled Shell’s rig in April or who stopped one of Shell’s ships this July, to the millions of people all...

#ActionsforClimate – but still not enough

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 September, 2015 1 comment

The last few days have, for once, seen world leaders and the global media focused on the big issues of our time: poverty, inequality and the dangers of climate change. President Obama admitted he acted too late on climate change and...

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