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Quit Coal

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 14:30

The coal industry stands in the way of a safe and healthy future for us all. From destructive mines to polluting stacks and toxic ash dumps, coal lays waste to our environment. Coal threatens our most basic needs: clean water to drink, clean air...

Coal fuels climate change

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 12:57

Coal, the most polluting way to generate electricity, is a serious threat to our climate. Burning coal is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions from human activity. Coal mining also releases the potent greenhouse gas methane. Yet...

Coal's thirst for water

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 12:59

Essential for all life, water is arguably our planet's most important natural resource. Yet every year, the coal industry's eight thousand power plants around the world use enough fresh water to meet the basic needs of one billion people.

Coal plants pollute the air

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:01

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,...

Coal mining impacts

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:03

Mining is the first step in the dirty life cycle of coal. When coal mines move in, whole communities are forced off their land by expanding mines, coal fires, subsidence, and overused and contaminated water supplies. Mines are quick to dig up and...

Global Shift

Publication | 18 October, 2017 at 8:00

According to recent news reports, coal power is being squeezed between two trends: the shrinking deployment of new coal plants and the accelerating retirement of old coal plants.

Cancelling new coal plants in Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan would save 50,000 lives a year

Press release | 13 January, 2017 at 1:00

Hong Kong, 13 January 2017 - Approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer reviewed study from researchers at...

Facebook

Topic | 28 April, 2010 at 20:00

After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. This is the campaign timeline.

Greenpeace International statement on Executive Order: Trump can’t stop clean energy...

Press release | 28 March, 2017 at 21:15

Amsterdam, 28 March 2017 - Responding to President Trump’s latest Executive Order, which attempts to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, amongst other climate actions, Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace International Executive Director, said:

UNESCO decision exposes Australia’s stunning hypocrisy on the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 10:38

Krakow, 5 July 2017 - UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee expressed it serious concern for the state of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, just weeks after releasing a study that warned keeping global warming at well below 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial...

Greenpeace activists protest against coal shipment, demand G20 leaders #EndCoal

Press release | 2 July, 2017 at 11:43

Hamburg, 2 July 2017 – Greenpeace activists have protested against the arrival of a coal ship in Hamburg today, demanding that G20 leaders meeting in the German port city next week swiftly end the use of coal and ramp up global climate action.

Stockholm Water Week 2014: 'energy and water'

Background | 3 September, 2014 at 9:50

Global water consumption by the power sector is growing and is expected to more than double by 2035, with coal projects accounting for 50% of increased water use.

Largest global civil disobedience in the history of the climate movement concludes

Press release | 16 May, 2016 at 6:30

Hong Kong, 16 May 2016 - Twelve days of worldwide actions from NGOs, local organisations and communities against fossil fuels have just concluded, showing that the climate movement will not rest until all coal, oil and gas is kept in the ground.

G7 leaders must move faster on promise to decarbonise global economy

Press release | 26 May, 2016 at 4:50

Ise-Shima, Japan, 26 May 2016 - World leaders in Japan for the G7 Summit must use the opportunity to build on last year’s commitment to decarbonise the global economy over the course of this century, says Greenpeace. Since then the Paris...

Villagers met with violence while protecting olive trees

Press release | 21 October, 2014 at 18:55

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...

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

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 3:51

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...

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

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 10:45

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,...

Greenpeace activist scales coal ship off the coast of Helsinki

Press release | 1 November, 2015 at 11:13

Baltic Sea/Helsinki, 1 November 2015 – A Greenpeace activist has scaled the 155m long bulk carrier, Alppila, transporting coal to one of Finland’s most polluting power plants in central Helsinki. The coal ship and its climate-damaging cargo have...

Greenpeace images show Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for second year...

Press release | 9 March, 2017 at 14:01

Sydney, 10 March 2017 - Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s first severe coral bleaching to happen two years in a row. The bleaching is the result of 12 months of...

Coal dropped from Vietnam’s future energy plans

Press release | 27 January, 2016 at 4:13

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...

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