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Protests against car manufacturers as new report calls for end to combustion engines

Press release | 12 September, 2017 at 12:14

Frankfurt, 12 September 2017 – On the opening day of the world’s largest International Motor Show (IAA), 10 Greenpeace Germany activists peacefully protested against auto industry practices that harm both the climate and people’s health with a...

Greenpeace activists protest on coal ship calling on Merkel to end coal use

Press release | 15 November, 2017 at 16:00

Bonn, November 15, 2017 – Ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s appearance at the UN climate talks, 14 Greenpeace Germany activists protested on a coal freighter on the Rhine River calling for a coal phase-out in Germany.

‘No future in fossil fuels’ - Greenpeace, Pacific activists call for climate action...

Press release | 10 November, 2017 at 7:11

Bonn, Germany, November 10, 2017 - Activists from Greenpeace in Germany and Pacific Island Represent have sent a message to leaders meeting at the UN climate talks in Bonn, projecting an image of faces onto a coal power plant and calling for an...

Germany’s Energy Revolution goes from strength to strength as the Grafenrheinfeld...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 25 June, 2015 8 comments

One less nuclear reactor threat to the people of Europe with the early closure of the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor. Germany's 33 year-old Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th as the...

GE food: COMING SOON!?!?! - to a supermarket near you?

Feature story | 2 March, 2010 at 0:00

Just when we thought the threat to our environment couldn't get any worse after world leaders failed to secure a deal to save the climate in Copenhagen - we're now stunned to discover that the EU Commission is exploiting a 'backdoor' loophole to...

Boulders against bottom trawling

Feature story | 12 August, 2008 at 0:00

The fishing industry seems determined to catch every last fish in the North Sea. The governments of the region and the EU have done little to stop them, but they may soon hit a few snags: a team from Greenpeace Germany and Greenpeace...

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...

Protesting at Siemens in defense of the Amazon’s Tapajós River

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | 22 June, 2016 1 comment

Greenpeace activists are asking the company not to get involved in the construction of an enormous hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon. Last week, Greenpeace activists gathered at Siemens headquarters in Germany and...

Germany's Nuclear phaseout by 2015 is possible

Publication | 30 May, 2011 at 12:35

In the wake of the disastrous incidents at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, the German government has announced a change in its energy supply policy. This new policy could shut down several nuclear power plants before the end of the...

Germany bans Monsanto's maize

Feature story | 15 April, 2009 at 0:00

We're thrilled with an historic victory against genetically engineered crops. Germany has just announced that it will become the sixth EU country to ban the cultivation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered (GE) maize MON810 - the only GE crop...

Day three of coal plant protest

Feature story | 3 October, 2007 at 0:00

Since Monday, activists have taken action against the construction site for the Boxberg new coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany. Their demand is simple; the owner company, Vattenfall, must stop building dirty coal plants and instead invest...

G8 to act on climate change, later... maybe

Feature story | 7 June, 2007 at 0:00

In the lead up to this year's summit, leaked documents made it clear there was a distinct split among the G8 on the issue of climate change. After all, seven of the member countries have committed to the Kyoto Protocol's binding reductions of...

StopEsso in Germany

Feature story | 29 May, 2002 at 0:00

On the day of ExxonMobil's annual general meeting in the USA at Dallas, Texas, the global campaign to Stop Esso spread to yet another country, as activists in Germany protested in front of Esso's European headquarters in Hamburg.

A new Detox trend

Blog entry by Dr. Kirsten Brodde | 29 October, 2014

In what could be one of our fastest comittments yet, just 48 hours after we revealed the toxic-truth behind their products, German retailer Tchibo has joined the ranks of companies committed to Detox. Tchibo has promised to make...

Greenpeace Reaction to the Final German Parliamentary Vote on the phase-out of...

Press release | 30 June, 2011 at 17:27

Reacting to the overwhelming German Parliamentary vote to phase out all nuclear plants by 2022, including the immediate shutdown of eight nuclear power stations and a gradual wind down of the remaining nine, Greenpeace campaigner Lauri Myllyvirta...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Press release | 30 May, 2011 at 14:21

Berlin, 30 May 2011 -– Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight nuclear power plants, Greenpeace hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power globally. However, the international...

Lidl commits to Detox!

Blog entry by Manfred Santen | 11 December, 2014 1 comment

Yesterday we received some more fantastic news for the Detox movement. Lidl, the world’s second largest discount supermarket, made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its textile production by 1 January, 2020! ...

G8 - into the exclusion zone

Press release | 7 June, 2007 at 0:00

As the leaders of the G8 summit, meet at to discuss climate change, 24 Greenpeace activists, using 11 speedboats took the message "G8: Act Now!" to the waters around the Heilingendamm summit. They entered the outer restricted area at 11am,...

The power of the energy transition is spreading fast

Blog entry by Matjaž Dovečar | 5 December, 2014

Greenpeace brought mayors from all over Europe to Bavaria to show them the best practices of German energy transition. First impressions: the 'Energiewende' is contagious! We travelled with eight  mayors from Hungary, Turkey,...

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...

Time for Germany’s nuclear reactors to retire

Blog entry by jmckeati | 7 September, 2010 2 comments

So, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced at the weekend that her government will seek extension to the country’s nuclear reactors’ lifetimes of between 8 and 14 years. Germany’s reactors are the nuclear old men of Europe, more...

17 nuclear headaches

Blog entry by Raquel Montón | 28 November, 2014 2 comments

"It was my duty to do this and I did it." These are the words of one of our Greenpeace activists when he was prosecuted last September for the peaceful protest at the nuclear power plant of Fessenheim in France. These thoughts are...

Greenpeace hails German nuclear plant closures but calls for earlier phase out

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 30 May, 2011 15 comments

© Gordon Welters / Greenpeace Responding to the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight of the country's nuclear power plants, Greenpeace has hailed the move as a very important step towards ending nuclear power...

Nuclear power and democracy don’t mix

Blog entry by jmckeati | 17 May, 2010 2 comments

Remember last week and the German election result that threw into doubt Angel Merkel’s plans to extent the lifetime of the countries nuclear reactors ? Her government no longer controls the upper house Bundesrat or Federal Council. So...

Atomkraft ist ein Irrweg, Frau Merkel!

Blog entry by jmckeati | 27 August, 2010

‘Nuclear Power is the wrong path, Mrs. Merkel!’ was the message Greenpeace sent to the German Chancellor yesterday by projecting it on the Emsland nuclear power plant… Greenpeace is calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

Polar Bears take action against Gazprom’s Arctic plans

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | 5 September, 2012

Early this morning, a team of intrepid polar bears from Greenpeace visited Gazprom’s flashy headquarters in Moscow. At the same time, activists from Greenpeace in Germany set up a leaking oil derrick outside the Gazprom offices in ...

Double trouble for nuclear power: UK and Bulgaria projects collapse

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 4 April, 2012 19 comments

Yet more news in the past week about how bad an investment nuclear power is. In Bulgaria a plan to build a nuclear power plant was cancelled while in the UK plans to build two new plants were thrown into chaos. First, on March 28, ...

Who is to blame for the dioxin scandal in Germany?

Blog entry by Barbara Kamradt | 18 January, 2011 1 comment

When I went shopping last weekend I saw some empty shelves in the organic food section of my supermarket. No organic eggs and even my sons favourite organic salami was sold out. The latest German dioxin scandal is not the first...

Rainbow Warrior hull arrives in Germany

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 19 November, 2010 1 comment

It takes a village to raise a child. It's taken five months of expert ship building in the Maritim Shipyard in Gdanks, Poland, to build the hull of the new Rainbow Warrior. Yesterday afternoon it arrived by tug in Fassmer Shipyard in...

Detox Protest in Hamburg

Image | 27 January, 2014 at 11:58

Greenpeace volunteers protest in front of an Adidas chain store in Hamburg. They are protesting against the usage of toxic chemicals in textile production. . Greenpeace demands that the sports brand implement their commitment to eliminate all use...

22,000 Germans rally against polluting agriculture

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 26 January, 2011 1 comment

"We are fed up with it, we are fed up with it" or "We are able to change it" were the chantings in the city of Berlin last weekend. 22,000 people came together and demonstrated from the main train station through the government...

German legal victory a slap in the face to the genetic engineering industry

Blog entry by Stephanie Töwe-Rimkeit | 25 November, 2010 5 comments

The genetic engineering (GE)  free movement in Germany and all farmers, producers and consumers who don’t want GE on the fields and in the food have a big reason to celebrate!. The Federal Constitutional Court in Germany reaffirmed...

Largest mobilization ever against CASTOR nuclear transport

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 November, 2010 9 comments

Kumi Naidoo addresses the rally attended by 50,000 people in Dannenberg, Germany against CASTOR nuclear transport. Image: Gorden Welters, Greenpeace. Right now in Germany we are witnessing an unprecedented mass mobilization...

Nuclear power and coalition government

Blog entry by jmckeati | 12 May, 2010 2 comments

Things have got very interesting for the future of the nuclear ‘renaissance’ in Europe in the last few days. Suddenly, things don’t look so optimistic for the nuclear industry. In Germany on Sunday, Angela Merkel’s coalition...

Nuclear protesting works and we’re not going to stop

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 17 December, 2010 1 comment

Here is a great victory for the anti-nuclear power campaign in Germany: Germany has halted a controversial plan to transport highly radioactive reactor fuel rods to Russia for reprocessing and storage of nuclear waste...

92 hours of protest against CASTOR transport sends clear message: nuclear is a dead end!

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 November, 2010 1 comment

People demonstrating against the CASTOR nuclear transport show off their colours. Up to 50,000 people took part in the protests this year - the largest in the history of the CASTOR transport. Image: Jan Beránek . The CASTOR...

Raw power of peaceful protest: 10,000 people take direct action against nuclear transport

Blog entry by Laura K. | 8 November, 2010

Kumi Naidoo makes the anti-CASTOR 'X' sign as he addresses a rally of 50,000 anti-nuclear protestors in Dannenberg, Germany on November 6, 2010. Image: Gordon Welters / Greenpeace From Australia to Canada, from India to the UK -...

Greenpeace climbers at Gazprom Arctic rig: Lars Konnertz, Germany

Video | 24 August, 2012 at 10:23

I'm Lars from Germany and I'm here to protest against the oil drilling operations of Gazprom and this increasing industrial use of the Arctic. It's a reckless thing to do. This is one of the very few nearly untouched spaces left on this earth...

Atomkraft? Nein, Danke! say 150,000 in Germany

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 2 May, 2010

Nobody does anti-nuclear campaigning quite like they do in Germany. Spectacular and inspiring are the words. (c) Bente Stachowske / Greenpeace Last year 50,000 people took to the streets of Berlin . Last weekend almost...

Quit coal in Jänschwalde

Image | 22 September, 2009 at 9:00

22 September - Germany. Activists climbing onto a cooling tower of the brown coal power plant Jaenschwalde near Cottbus to hang a banner,"Coal destroys the climate, Mrs. Merkel" Read more in German .

Nuclear Action on the Brandenburg Gate

Image | 29 May, 2011 at 15:59

29 May 2011 - Germany. During the nuclear summit attended by chancellor Angela Merkel, Greenpeace activists unfurl a 3 x 18 meter banner on the Brandenburg Gate in support of the German government’s plans for the immediate closure of eight of the...

Activists mark a maize field with question

Image | 20 September, 2002 at 0:00

Activists mark a maize field with question marks. 1 in 200 maize crops can be genetically contaminated if the draft EU seed directive is passed.

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save

Image | 20 June, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists in Nordenham paint 'Save Ancient Forests Now' on logs stored at the port.

Kumi Naidoo at Berlin Anti-Nuclear Demo

Image | 15 April, 2011 at 16:20

15 April 2011 - Germany. Greenpeace International Executive director, Kumi Naidoo, speaks during a demonstration against nuclear power in front of the Kanzleramt, Berlin. At the same time chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Ministerpräsident of...

CASTOR nuclear transport blocked with fake beer truck

Image | 9 November, 2010 at 10:52

8 November - Germany. German police inspect a Greenpeace Germany truck, masquerading as a beer truck in Dannenberg, Northern Germany. It is blocking the first cross road where the CASTOR transport of nuclear waste is supposed to pass on its way...

Anti-GE protest at Brandenburg Gate

Image | 3 March, 2010 at 11:48

An organic banquet to protest against GE crops in Germany. The tables are arranged so that the word 'Nein' (No) can be seen from above.

150 granite rocks are being placed on the

Image | 13 August, 2008 at 1:00

150 granite rocks are being placed on the Sylt Outer Reef in the German North Sea in order to put a stop to destructive bottom trawling.

Taxpayer money could be handed over to climate killers

Blog entry by Jess | 30 October, 2008

Earlier today, activists in Germany "road up" on Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to protest Angela Merkel's climate policy on cars. Thirty activists on toy cars cruised over to the Chancellory and let Merkel know that building fuel efficient...

Saying NO to nuclear across Europe

Image gallery | 9 November, 2010

Quote of the day

Blog entry by Justin | 12 January, 2010

‘We should be investing in cheaper, safer, cleaner nuclear…’ - Google’s Energy “Czar” Bill Weihl from the New York Times on January 7, 2010. ‘Investing’ is clearly a typo. Surely Bill Weihl said ‘inventing’? We need to invent...

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