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Who is responsible for climate change?

Publication | 21 November, 2013 at 13:10

Climate change is no longer an abstract concept that scientists and environmentalists discuss, but a reality of many people’s lives. Over the past few years record breaking and extreme weather events including sweltering summers, super-storms,...

Exxon set to be investigated in the Philippines as well as New York

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 9 November, 2015

A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines...

Payback time for the big polluters?

Blog entry by Kristin Casper | 5 November, 2014

The 500,000 people who marched for the climate in New York and other major cities in September have passed the torch to the people in the Philippines. The People's Climate Walk is a 40-day, 1000 km journey from Manila to ground zero in...

Do the math, fossil fuel investments add up to climate chaos

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 1 November, 2013

If it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage. We are facing a planetary emergency: climate change threatens the world and our collective future. Business and political leaders know this yet they do...

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...

Coal: Darkness in the Lignite era

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 24 September, 2014 1 comment

Coal, known as "King coal" or "black gold" for its historic economic influence, is also known as the "dirtiest fuel," the most carbon-intensive and toxic hydrocarbon. The industry has promoted "clean coal," but since they have...

Cries of injustice from an island far away

Blog entry by Anna Abad | 24 June, 2015

"Why us? What did we ever do to deserve this?" These were the words said by Claire Anterea, from Kiribati, as she narrated her terrifying experience of Cyclone Pam during a recent climate justice and human rights workshop held in...

If you believe in human rights, you believe in renewable energy for all

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 10 December, 2015 8 comments

Climate change and human rights. We care about them both, but we often think of them separately. Violations of human rights we usually associate with brutal regimes, unjustified imprisonment and violence carried out between people. ...

Greenpeace makes solidarity visit to Dolores, Samar, ground zero of Typhoon Hagupit

Press release | 9 December, 2014 at 16:33

Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines, 9 December 2014 – Greenpeace has today made a visit of solidarity to Dolores in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines before weaving a destructive path across the country and...

From typhoon hit Philippines, a call for climate justice

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 11 December, 2014

Smashed houses, fallen trees and streets littered with debris greeted us when Greenpeace arrived in Dolores, Eastern Samar, on Tuesday after Typhoon Hagupit made a direct hit on the seaside town. Much of the region's crops had been...

Political Forums of the "Highest Level"

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 9 July, 2014 1 comment

You may have heard about a new roadmap to prevent climate catastrophe that was launched at the United Nations yesterday. After the launch, Jeffrey Sachs , one of the people behind the report, came into the " High Level Segment of...

After the final no there comes a yes...

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | 8 May, 2014 3 comments

... and on that yes the future world depends.[1] I'm just back from spending a whirlwind 48 hours in Abu Dhabi where more than a thousand people, including 70 Ministers and numerous business leaders gathered to prepare for the UN...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 31 March, 2014 2 comments

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and...

Bankrolling climate change – Corporate sponsorship at the climate summit

Blog entry by Sebastian Bock | 18 November, 2013

It is that time of the year again. For the last two decades, every year in November or December. the world gets together to try to carve out a deal to prevent catastrophic climate change. After so many years, one might be tempted to...

UN climate chief Figueres calls coal industry's 'clean coal' bluff

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 18 November, 2013

In probably the most blatant attempt at subversion in the history of the international climate negotiations, the Polish economic ministry has teamed up with the coal industry to host a summit to promote coal during this year's top...

Climate change: solutions within our grasp

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 23 September, 2013 2 comments

What’s up with climate change? Has it stopped yet, as some newspapers suggested? Nope, sorry. It’s still galloping ahead. And next week we’ll hear exactly how fast, and what it will mean for our possible futures, as the world’s...

Greenpeace activists protest World Coal Summit hosted alongside UN climate talks

Press release | 18 November, 2013 at 8:53

Warsaw, 18 November 2013 – Greenpeace activists from over 20 countries today protested on the roof of the Ministry of Economics against the World Coal Summit, hosted by the Polish Deputy Prime Minister and running concurrently with the UN climate...

Reaction to UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-Moon and Poland PM Donald Tusk speeches at COP19

Press release | 19 November, 2013 at 18:06

Warsaw, 19 November 2013 – In response to statements made today by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, and Polish Prime Minster, Donald Tusk, at the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Warsaw, Maciek Muskat, Director of Greenpeace Poland, addressing...

Poles back renewables and climate action despite Tusk government’s total support of coal

Press release | 12 November, 2013 at 11:12

Warsaw, 12 November 2013 - A poll published today by the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) [1] showed that 89% of Polish citizens are in favour of increasing renewable energy production in Poland. As many as 73% want the Polish government to...

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.

Impacts of climate change on wine in France

Publication | 4 September, 2009 at 18:06

Climate change threatens the future of wine making in France, as unpredictable heat waves and hail storms take their toll on vine crops.

The writing's on the wall, now act on it!

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 28 August, 2014 1 comment

News stories are circulating about a draft IPCC climate science report – a summary report for policymakers – which condenses three full reports of climate research. The summary report will officially be released in early November,...

Antarctica's glaciers are collapsing - Are we ready to pay attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 May, 2014 4 comments

The "irreversible collapse" of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that's now on the cards. So what does it mean?

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | 9 April, 2014 6 comments

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

World’s top climate scientists give us hope for a better future if we act now

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 27 September, 2013 2 comments

Thirty crew members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise are in prison in Russia, because they took peaceful action against oil drilling in the Arctic, intending to change the grim future we are constructing for ourselves and the...

Japan offers us hope in the face of more bad news from the IPCC

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 2 April, 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released this week makes for grim reading. The attitudes and behaviour of humanity is going to have to change and quickly if we are to save ourselves...

Executives facing climate denial-related claims could be personally liable - NGOs

Press release | 28 May, 2014 at 14:10

Amsterdam, 28 May 2014 – Corporate executives of major fossil fuel companies could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change, say NGOs.

Greenpeace protests at six coal plants across Poland

Press release | 9 November, 2013 at 21:00

Warsaw, 9 November 2013 – Before the UN climate conference in Warsaw begins, Greenpeace has projected, until early Sunday morning, messages on six coal power plants in Poland to urge the world’s governments to phase out fossil fuels which cause...

Who pays the bill for climate denialism?

Blog entry by Leanne Minshull | 28 May, 2014 3 comments

Greenpeace International, along with WWF International and the Centre for International Environmental Law, sent letters to major insurance firms and 35 fossil fuel and other carbon major companies today, asking whether they believed...

Divert excessive weapon spending to achieve clean energy future

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 14 April, 2014 2 comments

According to new figures released on Monday, last year a whopping US$1747 billion was spent on armies across the world. Modest decreases in spending in austerity hit Western Europe and reduced spending in the US, which is still the...

Tired of climate doom and gloom? Read this.

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 7 April, 2014 2 comments

I bet you read the "news" last week. Climate change impacts are now everywhere and it's going to get much worse if we continue polluting our way into the future. It's frustrating. It's infuriating. And it makes you want to switch...

10 reasons to take action to stop Gazprom's Prirazlomnaya oil platform

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 25 September, 2013 11 comments

Right now, the 30 activists and crew from the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise are in custody in Murmansk . They have been under armed guard since last Thursday when the Russian authorities forced their way onto our ship...

Air, water, and climate – the triple whammy that ends China’s coal boom

Blog entry by Li Shuo and Kaisa Kosonen | 11 April, 2014 1 comment

This week, Beijing’s air pollution is way above safe levels again, the world’s largest coal company has been forced to change its water strategy , and the UN panel looking at options to act against climate change is expected to...

Dear fossil fuel industry - it's over

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler and Kaisa Kosonen | 13 April, 2014 6 comments

It's been a long week here in Berlin, with experts and government officials finalising urgently awaited conclusions from the United Nations climate change panel about the solutions to climate change . Now they’re done and the message...

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

Press release | 8 December, 2014 at 17:39

See update below.

Background: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)/ Czech Republic TEIA

Publication | 17 January, 2010 at 1:00

A legal request by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for the initiation of an environmental impact assessment regarding the life-extension of a coal-fired power plant in the Czech Republic, known as Prunerov II.

Hurricane Sandy shows what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic

Blog entry by Travis Nichols | 2 November, 2012 2 comments

This week, Shell finally put its 2012 Arctic drilling season out of its misery .  After a summer of snafus and false starts, the window for drilling closed on the global oil giant–until next year when it plans to try once again to...

Kadia, this is for you…

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 March, 2012 2 comments

“My rice crops dried.. as if they were burnt with fire… I did not harvest rice the year before too… Last year the rain started well, but it suddenly stopped… Some days we can not find food for our children ...” these plaintive words...

From Queensland: "Then the deluge began."

Blog entry by Linda Selvey | 13 January, 2011 2 comments

Originally posted on Greenpeace Australia I’m writing this blog in Brisbane airport hoping to fly back to Sydney, to my great sadness, leaving behind my family and friends in my home state of Queensland. It just didn’t seem...

About the floods in Queensland

Blog entry by Anna Keenan | 13 January, 2011 2 comments

At Greenpeace, our hearts go out to all those affected by the floods in Queensland, Australia - ongoing in regional areas and cities now for months, but today sweeping through Queensland's capital city and my hometown, Brisbane. ...

Visiting Ground Zero of Typhoon Hagupit

Video | 10 December, 2014 at 20:15

As typhoon Hagupit made land fall in the Philippines, Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo - along with Philippine climate change commissioner Yeb Sano - visits affected communities calling on world leaders to act against climate change. ...

Hurricane Sandy Preparation & Aftermath

Image gallery | 30 October, 2012

Aftermath of Bushfires in Australia

Image | 26 February, 2009 at 1:00

26 February - Australia. A statue of a pair of kissing cherubs stand amongst the ruins of a Pheasant Creek home destroyed by forest fires - now increasing with climate change. Read more.

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Image gallery | 31 October, 2012

Three ways the climate crisis is already being solved

Video | 21 October, 2014 at 19:45

The climate is in crisis and it affects us all. But we can take control of our future. By joining the growing movement for climate action, you and I can choose to be part of the solution.

Close up of an Asian Elephant (chang in Thai)

Image | 13 September, 2009 at 3:00

Close up of an Asian Elephant (chang in Thai) eating a piece of fruit before setting off on the second leg of the Greenpeace-led Chang(e) Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, launched last September 12, is a procession of community folk and Greenpeace...

Climate Chang[e] Caravan

Image | 13 September, 2009 at 3:00

Elephants and their mahouts take Thai Buddhist monks to the venue for the send of blessing for the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, launched yesterday by Greenpeace, will pass by Thailand’s Central Plains, along climate...

Greenpeace Climate Chang(e) Caravan

Image | 13 September, 2009 at 3:00

Elephants and their mahouts take Thai Buddhist monks to the venue for the send of blessing for the Greenpeace Chang(e) Caravan. The Chang(e) Caravan, launched yesterday by Greenpeace, will pass by Thailand’s Central Plains, along climate...

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