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Global movement unites against Norwegian oil in the Arctic

Press release | 1 August, 2017 at 13:56

Lofoten, Norway, 1 August 2017 - The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has anchored at the island of Lofoten in Northern Norway to join with climate activists at a youth camp of around 400 young people who oppose the Norwegian government’s oil...

Actress Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic...

Press release | 21 July, 2017 at 16:50

Barents Sea, Norway, 21 July 2017 - 11 peaceful activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have taken to the water in inflatable boats with handheld banners to oppose the Statoil Songa Enabler oil rig, 275 km North off the Norwegian coast...

Justice served in Greenpeace Arctic 30 case as Russia ordered to pay the Netherlands...

Press release | 18 July, 2017 at 16:51

An international tribunal has awarded the Netherlands €5.395.561,61 plus interest in damages over the high-profile Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30’ dispute with Russia, concluding proceedings which resoundingly reaffirm the right to peaceful protest at sea.

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic Peninsula Larsen C ice shelf - Greenpeace reaction

Press release | 12 July, 2017 at 14:30

Amsterdam, 12 July 2017 - Responding to news that one of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken off the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf, Paul Johnston, head of Greenpeace International’s Science Unit, said:

G19 holds the line on climate, but much greater ambition needed - Greenpeace

Press release | 8 July, 2017 at 16:24

Hamburg, 8 July 2017 - In response to the outcome of the G20 Summit in Hamburg - in which the G19 state that the Paris Climate Agreement is “irreversible” and recommit to its swift implementation - Greenpeace International Executive Director...

Greenpeace activists scale Hamburg bridge to demand G20 leaders end the age of coal

Press release | 8 July, 2017 at 10:46

Hamburg, 8 July 2017 – Greenpeace Germany activists have suspended a banner with the message ‘G20: End Coal’ from the iconic 50-metre high Köhlbrand bridge in Hamburg, demanding G20 leaders act to swiftly phase out coal.

‘World can’t wait for Trump to grow up’ – Greenpeace calls for G20 climate action

Press release | 7 July, 2017 at 15:06

Hamburg, 7 July 2017 – Towing a sculpture of a crying Donald Trump, Greenpeace Germany activists have protested in Hamburg at the start of the G20 Summit, demanding a swift and strong implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Greenpeace urges G19 to go above and beyond Paris climate deal

Press release | 7 July, 2017 at 11:29

Hamburg, 7 July 2017 – As G20 leaders arrive in Hamburg for a two-day summit where climate change will be high on the agenda, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan made the following statement:

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

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 12:38

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 study: cheapest electricity in G20 countries by 2030 will be renewable

Press release | 5 July, 2017 at 11:37

Hamburg, 5 July 2017 – Wind energy and solar power will be the cheapest form of power generation in every G20 country by the year 2030 at the latest, a new Greenpeace Germany report has found.

BP, Total risk oil spill with 30% chance of reaching Amazon Reef

Press release | 4 July, 2017 at 3:00

London, 4 July 2017 - A consortium of oil companies including BP and Total may be only a few weeks away from getting permission to drill for oil close to the barely explored Amazon Reef. Scientific experts have raised concern about plans to drill...

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

Press release | 2 July, 2017 at 13:43

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.

Student battles New Zealand government in climate lawsuit

Press release | 26 June, 2017 at 6:04

Auckland, 26 June 2017 - A law student from New Zealand is battling the country’s government in court this morning over a “failure” to properly address climate change.

South Korean President vows to phase out nuclear and coal - Greenpeace

Press release | 19 June, 2017 at 12:42

Busan, 19 June 2017 - South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, today announced a major shift towards renewables by phasing out nuclear and coal. In the ambitious speech, Moon promised to scrap existing plans for new nuclear plants and will not extend...

Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership - Greenpeace

Press release | 1 June, 2017 at 22:16

Amsterdam, 1 June 2017 – Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy...

G7 Summit outcome shows Trump isolated on climate change - Greenpeace

Press release | 27 May, 2017 at 18:51

Taormina, Sicily, 27 May 2017 - In response to the outcome of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily - where all members except the US reaffirmed their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Climate Agreement - Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace...

Swiss authorities refuse to act, so these senior women are taking their climate case...

Press release | 26 May, 2017 at 13:10

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 26 May 2017 – Members of the association, Senior Women For Climate Protection (Klimaseniorinnen), today personally delivered their legal complaint against Swiss authorities to the Federal Administrative Court. This is the...

Greenpeace calls on G7 to lead climate action, activists protest at summit

Press release | 26 May, 2017 at 12:16

Taormina, Sicily, 26 May 2017 - Calling on G7 leaders to push ahead with decisive and urgent climate action, Greenpeace Italy, Greenpeace Switzerland, Greenpeace Austria and Greenpeace Germany activists protested from the water around the G7...

Greenpeace projects Planet Earth First message to Trump on St Peter’s Basilica

Press release | 24 May, 2017 at 4:36

Rome, 24 May 2017 – Greenpeace Italy and Greenpeace Germany activists have today sent a message to US President Trump ahead of his meeting with Pope Francis, projecting the message of ‘Planet Earth First’ onto the dome of St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Berlin and Beijing united on climate in the age of Trump

Press release | 22 May, 2017 at 12:15

Berlin, 22 May 2017 - German Environmental Minister Barbara Hendricks and Chinese Special Climate Envoy Xie Zhenhua jointly held a press conference at the opening of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, where the two ministers stressed the importance...

Prosecutor raises serious concerns about BP and Total’s plans to drill near the...

Press release | 10 May, 2017 at 13:16

Amapá state, Brazil, 10 May 2017 - The Federal Prosecutor of the State of Amapá has recommended the suspension of environmental licensing to BP and Total for their planned deep water drilling near the unique and vulnerable Amazon Reef biome.

Chernobyl: lessons not learned

Blog entry by Rashid Alimov | 25 April, 2017 2 comments

A greyish brick building with a bust of Lenin in front of it. A school in Stariye Bobovichi in the Bryansk region of Russia. There could be something nostalgic about this picture, were it not for the feeling of danger it gives. When...

Why are women more impacted by climate change?

Blog entry by Ghalia Fayad | 13 April, 2017 1 comment

Women are more likely to feel the impacts of climate change. This is a fact . As a woman and environmental activist living in the Arab World, I often find myself focused on peace building, development, corruption and human security...

The resistance against fossil fuels is winning. Here’s the proof.

Blog entry by Agustin Maggio | 5 April, 2017 2 comments

When we launched the call for the second Break Free from fossil fuels campaign, we were, of course, hoping to grow the coalition and increase the number of peaceful protests against the dirty energy industries. What we did not expect...

We surge ahead: Tens of thousands take peaceful action against fossil fuels

Press release | 3 April, 2017 at 13:06

Amsterdam, 3 April 2017 - With more than 170 peaceful protests, marches and festivals in over 60 countries around the world, the growing movement to Break Free from fossil fuels shows it is tireless, unified and unstoppable.

Activists stop construction at Southeast Asia’s biggest planned coal plant

Press release | 30 March, 2017 at 14:38

Jakarta, 30 March 2017 - Activists today brought construction to a standstill for 13 hours at what will be the largest coal power plant in Southeast Asia. The activists are demanding the Indonesian government cancel the Batang coal power plant...

Hundreds create aerial art to stand up to fossil fuels and protect the Amazon Reef

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 23:10

Rio de Janeiro, 29 March 2017 - More than five hundred people joined together to form the messages “Defenda os Corais da Amazônia” and “Petróleo Não” (“Defend the Amazon Reef” and “No Oil”, in English) around a huge butterfly fish on the sands of...

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

Press release | 28 March, 2017 at 23:15

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:

The movement against fossil fuels is growing. Get used to it!

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 28 March, 2017 2 comments

Yesterday I woke up at 4.30am, entered the second-largest refinery in Europe, and climbed a 90-meter-high chimney to paint over a logo. Not an ordinary day at the office, even as an executive director of Greenpeace. But knowing about...

Greenpeace protests Total plans to drill oil at the mouth of the Amazon

Press release | 27 March, 2017 at 12:43

Brussels, Belgium, 27 March 2017 - Activists from Greenpeace Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and the United Kingdom today unveiled resistance art in the heart of the Belgian operation of Total, in the port of Antwerp. The...

Melting sea ice breaks new records — an Arctic sanctuary is more urgent than ever

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 23 March, 2017 9 comments

With sea ice at record low levels this winter, the Arctic needs us now perhaps more than ever. Last week, a vote in the European Parliament showed that Arctic protection has become an established conversation in the corridors of...

How community land rights can save our forests and climate

Blog entry by Fionuala Cregan | 21 March, 2017 1 comment

Almost exactly two years ago, the local communities of Mahan forest, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, had plenty of reason to celebrate. On the eve of the International Day of Forests 2015, they received news that their...

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...

The world is ready to Break Free. Will you join us?

Blog entry by Agustin Maggio | 13 March, 2017

This weekend marked the global kick-off of the Break Free movement calling for a world free from fossil fuels. Break Free is a wave of individuals, communities, local and international organisations taking a firm stance against...

A movement spanning six continents demands a world free from fossil fuels

Press release | 13 March, 2017 at 8:35

Amsterdam, 13 March 2017 - Break Free from fossil fuels protests in Croatia and Israel have kickstarted the latest wave of protests by a global movement determined to accelerate the shift to an era of renewable energy, with further activities...

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

Press release | 9 March, 2017 at 15:01

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...

How women are expanding horizons with solar power

Blog entry by Ghalia Fayad | 7 March, 2017

Today, on International Women’s Day, the women of Deir Kanoun Ras el Ain cooperative in South Lebanon embarked on a quiet revolution. Together with young activists from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, they completed a solar energy...

Reindeers in Moscow: Saving the sacred lake

Blog entry by Konstantin Fomin | 7 March, 2017

It’s very unusual to stumble upon reindeer on the streets of Moscow. But it can happen when authorities give oil company permission to drill on the sacred lands of Siberian Indigenous peoples. Reindeer herders who are opposing...

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions as world awaits...

Press release | 28 February, 2017 at 4:29

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth...

Protesters against oil rig in Norway bound for the Arctic - Greenpeace

Press release | 27 February, 2017 at 10:38

Tromsö, Norway 27 February 2017 – Activists from Greenpeace Nordic and Greenpeace Germany are today protesting at a Statoil oil rig in a fjord in northern Norway. The activists - in kayaks near the rig - are peacefully protesting against Statoil...

High radiation risks in Fukushima village as government prepares to lift evacuation...

Press release | 21 February, 2017 at 6:35

Tokyo, 21 February 2017 - The Japanese government will soon lift evacuation orders for 6,000 citizens of iitate village in Fukushima prefecture where radiation levels in nearby forests are comparable to the current levels within the Chernobyl...

Time for Europe to stand up for peace - and renewables

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 17 February, 2017 3 comments

Every year, the Munich Security Conference brings together the most senior decision-makers to debate critical issues in international security. This year, I will join them. And while I am sure I will disagree with most of the...

‘Planet Earth First’ – Greenpeace calls for united climate leadership at G20 meeting

Press release | 16 February, 2017 at 16:15

Bonn, 16 February 2017 – Greenpeace Germany activists challenged the Trump Administration’s America First policy today, unveiling a banner that said ‘Planet Earth First’ as they called for joint climate action at the G20 foreign ministers meeting.

We are going to court!

Blog entry by Michelle Jonker-Argueta | 15 February, 2017 1 comment

It's time we hold governments accountable for their climate promises; we must protect the pristine Arctic - it's critical for the preservation of our planet for future generations. That’s why we’re taking Arctic oil to court. ...

Climate lawsuit against Arctic oil goes to court

Press release | 15 February, 2017 at 8:00

Oslo, Norway, 15 February 2017 – Oslo District Court has announced the hearing dates for the climate case filed against the Norwegian government for granting new oil drilling licenses in the Arctic ocean. The hearing will start on 13 November and...

Missing the Target

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 February, 2017 6 comments

The urgency to solve our climate crisis feels something like a ship heading off course: The longer you delay, the more you have to turn the wheel.   Consider these numbers: 2, 350, 1990. These were the original climate goals. In...

Why Trump’s Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipeline plans don’t add up

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | 1 February, 2017

Last week, Donald Trump signed a set of presidential memoranda aimed at boosting the United States’ most infamous and flailing oil pipeline projects: the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL). Trump wants...

Greenpeace captures first underwater images of Amazon Coral Reef

Press release | 28 January, 2017 at 3:21

Amapá state, Brazil, 28 January 2017 - Greenpeace Brazil has captured the first underwater images of the Amazon Reef, a 9500 km2 system of corals, sponges and rhodoliths located where the Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean – an area that the...

Why we need Netflix to join the race towards a green internet

Blog entry by Gary Cook | 27 January, 2017 1 comment

This month Greenpeace released our latest analysis (fifth and counting) of which major internet companies are leading the charge to build a renewably powered internet - and which ones are lagging behind. The good news: we see a...

Leadership today will shape our common future

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 26 January, 2017

Last week, I arrived in Davos for my first World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos meeting unsure of what I was going to find. I was preoccupied with the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President and the news that for the third year in...

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