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Greenpeace Director: 'India could play an heroic role at the Paris talks.'

Press release | 4 December, 2015 at 10:59

Paris, 4 December 2015 - Kumi Naidoo, the Greenpeace International Executive Director, has published an open letter to Prime Minister Modi expressing sympathy with those affected by the floods in Chennai, and saying the Indian leader could play a...

Amnesty and Greenpeace close the gap between climate change and human rights

Press release | 8 December, 2015 at 9:49

Paris, 8 December 2015 - An urgent shift to 100% renewable energy for all is essential to protect people from climate change, say Amnesty International and Greenpeace International.

Green groups stand with Indigenous People to demand Climate Action and Indigenous Rights

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 15:04

Paris, 9 December 2015 – Today, the famous Greenpeace giant polar bear was brought to Le Bourget to add pressure on governments to agree on an ambitious climate deal.

Greenpeace reacts to new draft deal at Paris climate summit

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 0:04

Paris, 10 December 2015 - Commenting on the publication at COP21 of a new draft deal, Martin Kaiser, head of international climate politics at Greenpeace, said:

Giant sun surrounds Arc de Triomphe as climate talks approach end

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 14:31

Paris, 11 December 2015 - As the Paris climate conference enters the closing stretch, thirty climate change campaigners have taken to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to push for a renewable energy future. On the traffic circle and the streets...

Kumi Naidoo reacts to conclusion of COP21

Press release | 12 December, 2015 at 20:45

Paris, 12 December, 2015 — Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

Urgent call from Pacific nations for dialogue on coal and climate change

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 12:45

Port Moresby, 8 September 2015 - Unprecedented support from Pacific Island leaders for a global moratorium on new coal mines is a stark reminder that much more must be achieved at the Paris climate talks, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO,...

Fossil fuel companies face landmark national human rights complaint on climate change

Press release | 22 September, 2015 at 8:21

Manila, 22 September 2015 - Typhoon survivors and civil society groups in the Philippines today delivered a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil...

Pope Francis addresses UN General Assembly: Greenpeace response

Press release | 25 September, 2015 at 19:54

New York, 25 September 2015 - In reaction to the Pope’s speech to the UN summit on Sustainable Development Goals, Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, said:

Volkswagen admits 'irregularities' in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | 4 November, 2015 at 14:10

Amsterdam, 4 November 2015 – Greenpeace International has condemned Volkswagen’s latest confession that it understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker's operations. 


Renewable Energy to help overcome Mediterranean economic challenges

Press release | 10 November, 2015 at 11:58

Amsterdam, 10 November 2015 - Renewable energy boosts efficiency, creates jobs and makes good economic sense for countries around the Mediterranean, according to new reports. The governments of Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain could accelerate...

Greenpeace expects big action from the big economies at the Climate Summit

Press release | 30 November, 2015 at 12:41

Paris, 30 November 2015 - As world leaders set out their response to climate change today in Paris, Greenpeace is calling on the leaders of the G7 and the BRICS countries to do more to transform their energy systems, and to switch to 100 percent...

Climate expectations raised after Norwegian coal divestment

Press release | 5 June, 2015 at 14:24

Oslo, 5 June, 2015 — Today, on World Environment Day, Norway’s Parliament approved a decision to divest the country’s sovereign wealth fund from companies with more than 30% of their income from coal extraction or coal power. Norway’s fund is one...

Greenpeace US climbers block Shell's Arctic-bound vessel

Press release | 29 July, 2015 at 14:33

Portland, Oregon, 29 July, 2015 - 26 climbers have blocked Shell's Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempted to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way...

Obama urged to cancel Arctic drilling plans as standoff with Shell vessel ends

Press release | 31 July, 2015 at 8:33

Portland, USA, 30 July 2015 - The 26 Greenpeace USA activists that formed the 40-hour blockade stopping Shell’s icebreaker from leaving port have now come down from the St John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Greenpeace backs Kiribati President’s call for an end to coal

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 5:51

South Tarawa, Kiribati, 13 August 2015 - Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead...

Solutions to Greek crisis: Greenpeace Greece launches crowdfunded solar campaign

Press release | 27 July, 2015 at 18:24

Rhodes, Greece, 27 July, 2015 – Twenty-one Greenpeace activists from Italy, Spain and Greece today spread a 600 square meter arrow banner reading ‘Oil is fueling Greek debt’, pointing at a Greek oil-fired power plant under construction on the...

G7 countries expand renewable energy too slowly

Press release | 5 June, 2015 at 16:42

Hamburg, 5 June, 2015 - The seven largest western industrial countries (G7) have not expanded renewable energy fast enough to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. The share of renewables (excluding hydropower) in the G7 countries'...

Apple, Facebook, Google progress toward a green internet, but coal-heavy utilities...

Press release | 12 May, 2015 at 17:00

San Francisco, 12 May, 2015 - Major internet companies including Apple, Facebook and Google continue to lead efforts to build an internet that is renewably powered, but an uncooperative fossil fuel sector and rapid energy demand growth for the...

Korean internet giant Naver commits to 100% renewable energy

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 9:14

Seoul, 3 June, 2015 – Naver, the Korean internet search giant and parent company of social media platform Line, has promised to power its data center in South Korea with 100% renewable energy, following the global trend set by Google, Apple,...

Greenpeace activists stop sales at all Shell petrol stations in Zurich

Press release | 30 June, 2015 at 13:59

Zurich, 30 June, 2015 - In the early hours of this morning, around 85 Greenpeace activists blocked all Shell’s fuel stations in Zurich. The protest is part of a global campaign seeking to challenge Shell’s controversial plans to drill in the...

LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the...

Press release | 9 October, 2014 at 13:00

London, 9 October 2014 - Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to 'not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell'. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration...

Villagers met with violence while protecting olive trees

Press release | 21 October, 2014 at 20:55

Soma, Turkey, 21 October 2014 – 11 local villagers and Greenpeace Mediterranean activists were today handcuffed, beaten and hospitalized while peacefully protecting a Yirca village olive grove from being unlawfully razed for a proposed Kolin...

Facebook

Background | 28 April, 2010 at 22:00

Have you heard about Facebook's coal problem? More than 600,000 people have joined our campaign calling Mark Zuckerberg and his company to go green. Please sign up here to join the campaign, and receive Greenpeace email updates.

Response to Shell's claims

Background | 15 March, 2012 at 14:02

Shell’s communication team has begun responding to the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have taken action with Greenpeace to stop the company from drilling in the Arctic. Unsurprisingly, Shell makes some incredible statements...

Apple, Amazon, Microsoft choose dirty energy to power growing cloud

Press release | 17 April, 2012 at 18:00

San Francisco, USA, April 17, 2012 - The current explosion in cloud computing offered by major IT companies is driving significant new demand for dirty energy like coal and nuclear power, according to a new report from Greenpeace International.

Greenpeace Nordic intercepts Shell icebreaker to thwart Arctic drilling

Press release | 3 May, 2012 at 12:02

Öland, Sweden, 3 May 2012 – Greenpeace Nordic activists today intercepted at open sea and boarded a Shell-contracted icebreaker, the Nordica, to continue its protest against the oil major’s destructive plans to start drilling in the pristine...

Activists Block Duke Coal Shipment, link Mountaintop Removal to iCloud

Press release | 4 May, 2012 at 1:22

CHARLOTTE, NC, USA, May 3, 2012 - This morning, seven activists from Greenpeace, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People’s Survival), Katuah Earth First! and Mountain Keepers were taken into custody for...

Protests against British Plutonium ship as it arrives under Japanese armed escort in...

Press release | 4 July, 2002 at 2:00

British nuclear transport ship arrives in Takahama to collect reject plutonium fuel for return to the UK.

Umbrella group blocking agreement in Marrakech

Press release | 9 November, 2001 at 1:00

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

Publication | 12 July, 2012 at 18:00

The following analysis updates our evaluation of Apple to account for its recent clean energy announcements, and outlines the additional steps Apple should take to fulfill its laudable ambition to set a new bar with a “coal-free” and 100%...

Greenwash+20

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 15:45

Today, greenwash is alive and well, as you will no doubt see at the Rio+20 conference. The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) coalition, for example, will be there again, and we invite you to compare their rhetoric to what was...

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 15:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert on eve of foreign ministers meeting

Press release | 13 May, 2013 at 22:23

13 May 2013 (Kiruna, Sweden) — Fifteen more Indigenous groups have signed onto a joint statement rejecting oil development in the Arctic. The coalition now includes major Indigenous organisations from every Arctic state, including two...

Silent Killers

Publication | 12 June, 2013 at 1:00

32,000 life years would be robbed every year if the coal-fired power plants currently under construction or in planning go into operation. This loss of life is entirely unnecessary, as renewable energy and the latest cutting-edge energy-efficient...

Greenpeace activists take pro-solar message to the Temple of the Sun in Machu Picchu...

Press release | 30 November, 2014 at 21:37

Machu Picchu, Peru, 30 November 2014 – Seven Greenpeace activists today projected the message "Act for the climate! Go solar!" onto the hill of Wayna Picchu to mark the beginning of the end of coal- and oil-driven economies. As the UN climate...

Coal mining causing widespread contamination of Indonesian province's freshwater

Press release | 3 December, 2014 at 15:30

Jakarta, 3 December 2014 - Almost half of all water bodies in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan are at risk of being contaminated by coal mining waste says a report released today by Greenpeace.

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Press release | 6 December, 2014 at 16:12

Manila, Philippines, 6 December 2014 – Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines at around 9:15pm local time on Saturday, the official Philippine meteorological bureau PAGASA said.

Greenpeace presents message beside the historic Nazca lines calling for a renewable...

Press release | 8 December, 2014 at 17:39

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Fossil fuels fade as we focus on the world’s capitals

Press release | 14 December, 2014 at 10:18

Lima, Peru, 14 December 2014 - As the hammer drops today to close the UN climate conference, the science remains clear on the need to permanently transition away from coal, oil and gas. Yet, at COP20, governments again failed to embrace the clean...

Six Greenpeace climbers scale Shell’s Arctic-bound oil rig

Press release | 6 April, 2015 at 21:43

Pacific Ocean, 6 April 2015 - Six Greenpeace climbers have intercepted an Arctic-bound Shell oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 750 miles north-west of Hawaii and have scaled the 38,000 tonne platform.

How much Climate Change can we bear?

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

Scientific knowledge is increasing constantly and improving our understanding of the likely changes that will come from rising global temperatures and the assessment keeps getting worse. A Greenpeace Briefing for the Climate Negotiations in...

Montreal Climate Summit 2005: Greenpeace Document kit

Publication | 15 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace position papers and backgrounders for the 2005 Montreal Climate Summit.

Energy Revolution 2005

Publication | 27 September, 2005 at 2:00

The Greenpeace energy revolution scenario: A sustainable pathway to a clean energy future for Europe Greenpeace and the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), have developed a blueprint for the EU energy...

Europe Needs a Target for Clean Energy

Publication | 13 June, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace presents its views on how the EU can guarantee a clean energy revolution in Europe, which is a fundamental contribution in the global fight against climate change.

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