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Int'l Negotiations

Topic | 26 August, 2009 at 16:08

Three solar power projects where women are taking the lead

Blog entry by Georgie Johnson | 9 December, 2015 1 comment

Forget international climate talks – women around the world are already taking the clean energy transition into their own hands in ways only women can. Yesterday was the third ever 'gender day' at the UN climate talks in Paris...

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...

Without the oceans, you wouldn't exist

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 31 March, 2017 5 comments

All life on Earth comes from the oceans... and they're still looking after us today. The oceans have protected us from the worst impacts of global warming. Our oceans have trapped  90%  of the extra heat caused by greenhouse gas...

Greenpeace responds to UN report on climate action plans

Press release | 30 October, 2015 at 17:02

Berlin, 30 October 2015 - Responding to the UN report launched today on climate action offers (INDCs) that countries have submitted for the Paris Climate Agreement, Martin Kaiser, head of international climate politics at Greenpeace, said:

UN talks put wind in the sails of ocean protection efforts

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 14 April, 2016

The world has started to develop a new treaty to protect ocean life. And the progress is encouraging! A new ocean treaty in the works right now may help protect two thirds of the world’s oceans and set up rules to create and...

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...

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...

The UN just took a major step forward for marine protection

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 27 July, 2017 2 comments

I’ve just returned from a meeting of governments at the United Nations in New York, and come bearing even more exciting things than Duty Free gifts. The UN just took another step closer to a new Treaty protecting marine life on...

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:

Greenpeace response to China-France joint statement on climate change

Press release | 2 November, 2015 at 14:34

Beijing, 2 November 2015 - A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while highlighting the ambition gap the world still...

World Leaders must listen to the people on climate and be bolder than they were today

Press release | 23 September, 2014 at 23:45

New York, 23 September 2014 - As world leaders gathered at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York today, Greenpeace leaders responded to key announcements from China, the United States, and Europe:

Greenpeace statement to UNICPOLOS

Publication | 15 June, 2006 at 2:00

Ecosystem Approaches and Oceans: Greenpeace statement to the United Nations Informal Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea, June 15 2005, United Nations, New York. Delivered by Karen Sack, International Political Advisor, Greenpeace...

An open letter to Yukio Hatoyama

Feature story | 12 February, 2010 at 1:00

Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes to Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, urging his Government to live up to its commitment to human rights and ensure a fair trial for anti-whaling activists Junichi Sato and...

Greenpeace meets UN chief

Feature story | 20 September, 2007 at 2:00

Ban Ki-Moon knows a thing or two about climate change and, as head of the UN, the world’s top diplomat knows a thing or two about politics. When our own executive director, Dr. Gerd Leipold, got in the lift at the UN bound for the 38th floor, he...

Filipino climate commissioner at Arctic sea ice edge as it reaches minimum

Press release | 11 September, 2014 at 12:15

Longyearbyen, 11 September 2014 - As the Arctic sea ice reaches its lowest extent of the year, Filipino climate commissioner Yeb Saño is at the ice edge with Greenpeace to demand that world leaders take action on climate change at the upcoming...

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...

From the North Pole to the United Nations - gaining ground in protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | 19 September, 2014 4 comments

I'm trembling with excitement. Together with a small delegation I just handed over a message to one of the world's top political figures. And it’s all because of you. I don't usually hang out in New York City, rubbing shoulders with...

Ocean action in Washington – but High Seas ignored

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 17 June, 2014

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, clearly cares about the ocean. He grew up with the sea and backed many progressive ocean policies while in the US Senate. You could feel that emotional connection at the OurOcean conference , which...

Can a new ocean treaty protect the Arctic?

Blog entry by Sarah North and Magnus Eckeskog | 8 April, 2016 1 comment

Two thirds of our oceans are beyond national borders and belong to all of us. But right now it’s like the wild west out there – the oceans and seabeds are at the mercy of reckless exploitation because existing ocean law focuses far...

Protecting what protects us

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 2 December, 2016 2 comments

The diversity of nature is essential to ensure our planet remains habitable. That is why we need to stand up to all those who endanger the global web of life – those who plunder the Commons for private gain. Back in 1992,...

Governments

Topic | 8 June, 2009 at 12:37

GUILTY! United Nations: Japanese Authorities Breached Human Rights of Greenpeace...

Press release | 8 February, 2010 at 1:00

The Japanese government breached a series of internationally guaranteed human rights by detaining two Greenpeace activists who had uncovered major corruption in the Japanese whaling programme, according to a working group of the United Nations...

Mediocrity is not an option for climate deal

Feature story | 23 September, 2009 at 2:00

With the international climate negotiations and the climate system both in crisis, more than 100 Heads of State and Government gathered at UN HQ in New York yesterday to try to break the deadlock and move the discussions forward. But despite...

Hundreds of Greenpeace activists block easy way out for EU money men on climate change

Feature story | 10 March, 2009 at 1:00

Three hundred and forty Greenpeace activists were arrested as they took their demand to "Bail out the Planet" to European Union finance ministers in Brussels.

Kyoto - possible pitfalls

Topic | 16 March, 2006 at 12:17

Kyoto

Topic | 16 March, 2006 at 12:06

UN report shows much more needed to protect the deep seas

Press release | 21 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on the United Nations to put an immediate end to destructive high seas bottom fishing at this year’s general assembly meeting, following today’s release of the UN Secretary General’s own review (1) of the implementation of a...

The largest crime scene of the planet

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 21 November, 2011 4 comments

I am back in New York, getting ready to spend another long week in the dark corridors of the UN headquarters. I might be far from the deep ocean blue but, as a friend here said, the wailing of the sirens of NYPD cars sound ironically...

Centenary Celebration in the Arctic: Yvette Sena Blankson

Video | 10 August, 2012 at 14:39

From the top of the world, Ghanaian Guide, Yvette Sena Blankson, reflects on how far the Girl Guide and Girl Scout movement has gone in a hundred years. While in the Arctic with Greenpeace, 19 year old Sena says she hopes the World Association...

10 million activists voices in Copenhagen

Blog entry by Jess | 7 December, 2009 2 comments

Here's another update from John Bowler, our Project Manager for Copenhagen (pictured above - our Executive Director Kumi Naidoo presents the Tcktcktck petition to the Prime Minister of Denmark). Just like the morning, the afternoon...

Nuclear News for December 26th 2008

Blog entry by Aslihan | 26 December, 2008

Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed: Ajc.com: America’s passage of nuclear power Subtle but weighty: President-elect Obama should prepare for the sobering reality that “the football” represents to...

Projection At The UN Climate Summit

Image | 23 September, 2014 at 20:00

Greenpeace USA activists project the message "Listen to the People, Not the Polluters" on the United Nations building, after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to demand climate action over the weekend. The projection was then...

Global day of climate action

Background | 7 May, 2009 at 20:42

On Saturday, December 6, 2008 - in locations all around the world - we called on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change.

Wake up call in Bonn

Blog entry by Jess | 12 June, 2009

An update on UN Climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany brought to you by our very own Cindy Baxter who has been at the negotiations since the start. Coming to the end of a hard two weeks here at the climate talks in Bonn, we were...

Historic Yongding gate becomes site of climate summit countdown

Blog entry by Jess | 23 March, 2009

Greenpeace activists have turned to Beijing’s historic Yongding gate to call on the government for immediate action on climate change. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the...

Nuclear News: Nuclear ‘recycling’ creates stockpiles of dangerous materials ripe for...

Blog entry by Justin | 13 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: Nuclear-Fuel Recycling Debate Arises on Margins of Obama Summit ‘April 12 (Bloomberg) -- A dispute over nuclear-fuel recycling by reactor suppliers such as France’s Areva SA bubbled...

Appreciating the Arctic: Miryam Justo

Video | 10 August, 2012 at 18:28

Peruvian Guide, Miryam Justo, considers being selected to go the Arctic with Greenpeace as a once in a lifetime opportunity. She became a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts when she was 9 years old and and has been...

Bailing out the planet- Video

Blog entry by Jess | 10 March, 2009 1 comment

Here's some video from the inspiring action today in Brussels. More than 340 activists were arrested and the activists were able to block the exits of the building for more than 2 hours. All of the activists have been released from...

The arguments against nuclear power are the same all over the world

Blog entry by Justin | 31 March, 2010

The report ‘ The Economic Viability of Nuclear Power in the Netherlands’ (PDF) deals with the utility Delta’s plans to build a new nuclear reactor in the Netherlands. The arguments in the report, however, apply wherever new reactors...

Temperature change 1765

Image | 11 July, 2001 at 2:00

Temperature change 1765-2100: Graph excerpted from the IPCC's Third Assessment Report showing past and predicted changes to global temperature.

Arctic Guides

Video | 12 August, 2012 at 12:46

Greenpeace and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have teamed up to save the Arctic. 19-year-old Yvette Sena Blankson from Ghana is the youngest passenger on the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise. From Peru, Miryam Justo...

Greenpeace International Executive Director

Image | 19 September, 2007 at 3:00

Greenpeace International Executive Director Dr. Gerd Leipold meets with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki

Image | 19 September, 2007 at 3:00

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon meets with Greenpeace. From left to right: Daniel Mittler, Athena Ronquillo, Gerd Leipold, Ban Ki-moon, Jamie Choi and John Passacantando.

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