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World’s two largest carbon emitters, China and US, formally join Paris Agreement

Press release | 3 September, 2016 at 14:40

Beijing, 3 September 2016 - The world’s two largest carbon emitters, China and the United States, today announced they have formally joined the Paris Agreement in a major step to bring it into force and start what must be far more ambitious...

Rainbow Warrior in Lebanon to launch solar unity campaign in Mediterranean

Press release | 27 August, 2016 at 15:52

Beirut, 27 August 2016 – The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior is today in the Port of Beirut for the first time in history to host a press conference and launch the “Sun unites us” Mediterranean tour which will highlight the massive potential for...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | 25 August, 2016 2 comments

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450km north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly 1,000. We are isolated from much of the world, but we feel very...

Thanks Rio! The (climate) winners and losers of the Olympic Games

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 22 August, 2016

We’ve watched them soar, sprint and swim. For two weeks the world has been gripped by the Games – we’ve celebrated the Gold wins, been perplexed by ultra-human feats and admired the tests of strength and endurance. And next month we’ll...

Sailing to the Arctic with the people who call it home

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | 19 August, 2016 1 comment

The courageous Inuit community of Clyde River is standing up to protect their Arctic home from devastating seismic blasting. The circumpolar Arctic is home to four million people representing a diversity of cultures. As...

Which country is most likely to repair their electronic gadgets?

Blog entry by Chih An Lee | 15 August, 2016

What happens when your mobile phone dies? Which country is most likely to recycle? And do people repair their phones or just simply throw them away? We did the research to find out... Believe it or not, the humble smartphone ...

Globalisation’s dark side

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 11 August, 2016

Although concerns about immigration appeared as factors in Britain’s exit from the European Union, the Brexit vote was also a referendum on the failures of globalisation. Traditional economists promoted globalisation based on the...

4 stories of Indigenous Peoples’ struggle for climate justice

Blog entry by Martin Vainstein | 9 August, 2016

Racism, deforestation, powerful mining companies, colonialism, the oil industry – Indigenous People across the world are fighting so many things in the struggle for climate justice. From Canada to Honduras to Brazil to Finland...

Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 9 August, 2016 3 comments

As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it,...

Why Pacific Islanders will lead the fight against climate change

Blog entry by Joeteshna Zenos | 4 August, 2016 1 comment

Most of us know the story of coal miners and their caged canaries. When my seven-year-old daughter heard it, she was sad that the canaries had to give up their lives to warn the miners to get out. She asked me if miners still use...

Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 28 July, 2016

For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines. Last year, disaster survivors...

#WorldOnFire: Forest-fire smog has no borders

Blog entry by Khalimat Tekeeva | 28 July, 2016 3 comments

The vast, lush, green of Siberia’s forests is black and smouldering. The fires rage on, already scorching an area the size of Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands combined - seven million hectares. I can see the haze 4500km away...

World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to allegations of human rights...

Press release | 27 July, 2016 at 6:50

Manila, 27 July 2016 - Companies responsible for the majority of fossil fuel products that have been manufactured, marketed, and sold since the industrial revolution and have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global emissions of...

Fire Then and Now

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 July, 2016

Fire is the fundamental human technology, the foundation of everything that came after in human societies. Controlled fire transformed our diet, physiology, psychology, language, social structure, technologies, and our relationship to...

7 ways fishing trawlers are bad news for the seabed

Blog entry by Carl Safina | 8 July, 2016 3 comments

I’m writing this in the high Arctic at 78º North Latitude in early July, aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise where I’m a guest for a few days, with 24-hour daylight and gleaming glaciers in the valleys of snow-capped coastal...

Sweden subverts Paris agreement with Vattenfall coal deal

Press release | 2 July, 2016 at 15:43

Stockholm, 2 July 2016 – Greenpeace condemns the Swedish government’s decision to allow state-owned Vattenfall to hand over its lignite mine assets in Germany to the Czech company EPH. The decision announced this morning risks catastrophic...

End oil and gas

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 15:08

Oil and gas pollute our lands, oceans and air, and fuel climate change. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we need to keep most of these dirty fuels in the ground.

Coal mining impacts

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 15:03

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...

Coal plants pollute the air

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 15:01

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,...

Climate Change

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 15:00

With the world on the brink of runaway climate change, it is time to get serious. We're calling upon governments and industry to step up and make big improvements. There's a lot you can do to help. Use the links on this page to find out how.

Coal's thirst for water

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:59

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 fuels climate change

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:57

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...

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...

Reject carbon capture & storage

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:22

We know fossil fuels must be phased out to prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet coal, oil and gas companies claim they can make fossil fuels climate-friendly by burying emissions underground. They are betting their future (and our climate’s)...

No to nuclear

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:21

Greenpeace opposes nuclear power because it is dangerous, polluting, expensive and non-renewable. More nuclear power means more nuclear weapons proliferation, more nuclear-armed states, more potential "dirty bombs" and more targets for terrorists...

Reject false solutions

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:20

Today climate change stands in the way of a healthy, safe future for us all. We have only a limited time to act. Yet the nuclear and fossil fuel industries propose to waste our precious time on costly, risky responses that would keep these dirty...

What you can do

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:17

Climate change is a global problem, but there's a lot you can do about it in your daily life. Choose your own set of solutions to suit your lifestyle. You'll save energy and money, and make your life and home more healthy, convenient and...

Green internet

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 14:14

As more and more of our economy shifts online, it’s critical to power the internet with renewable energy from the sun, wind, water and earth.

Climate-friendly refrigeration

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:12

A group of greenhouse gases you've probably never heard of contributes much more than its share to climate change. Known as F-gases, these chemicals are used to cool drinks, food, cars, supermarkets and office buildings. But they are also...

What you can do

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:10

You have the power! Yes we mean you! Do you have a full time or part time job and a small pension building? Do you have savings in the bank? Do you dabble a little in investing on the stock exchange? That means you have the power to help...

Greenpeace follows the money

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:08

Our future wellbeing and security pivot on stopping investment in dirty and dangerous fossil fuel and nuclear projects. Greenpeace's exciting and ambitious campaign on finance "follows the money". We bear witness, document harm, and work with...

Climate-friendly finance

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:06

Today the flow of money to dirty, polluting fossil fuels and nuclear projects stands in the way of a clean, safe and secure future for all. We need to fix this broken system that drives climate change and destruction of the lands and oceans we...

Transport revolution

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:05

Imagine getting where you need to go in a city where transport is clean, quiet, efficient and free from polluting emissions. Smart transport systems powered by 100 percent renewable energy are pivotal to our clean energy future. It's an exciting...

Energy efficiency

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:03

Greater energy efficiency is key to a clean, safe and secure energy future for all. We must make better use of energy from the sun, wind, water and earth to make the leap to a 100 percent renewable energy future. Efficiency is all about smart use...

Wind energy

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 14:01

Wind power has led the renewable energy revolution. Its impressive growth has created more than a million jobs and made it an affordable, mainstream electricity source. But so much more is possible. There is enough wind on Earth to meet more than...

Solar energy

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:59

Power from the sun is already mainstream in many parts of the world, and the future looks brighter still. Solar energy not only produces electricity, it also heats, cools, lights and does countless other jobs. Solar's potential is limited only by...

Renewable energy

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:56

We believe today's children will be the first to live in a world totally powered by solar, wind and other renewable energy sources. From micro-solar solutions that help to water crops in rural India, to vast wind-energy powered data farms in the...

Solutions

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 13:52

Imagine a world where energy was clean, safe, and secure. A world free of oil spills, coal pollution and risky nuclear power. A world where we did everything possible to prevent further climate change.

Air pollution

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:43

Air pollution — already a silent and serious killer — is set to become worse still under climate change. This is especially bad news for those most vulnerable: the elderly, children and people with existing illness. The good news is a healthier...

Extinction and habitat loss

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:42

From vast polar ice sheets to tropical mountain cloud forests, Earth's dazzling and diverse ecosystems fill our lives with awe and adventure. Yet climate change is already harming the special wild places we seek to protect. To save our precious...

Extreme weather

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:40

The path to a hotter global climate will not be smooth. Ramped-up extreme weather — droughts, heatwaves, tropical cyclones, floods and fires — is taking us on a rough and dangerous ride. Each day we delay action to cut emissions means more damage...

Global melting

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:35

Earth's ice-covered polar regions are like air conditioners for the climate system. But they are also fragile ecosystems highly sensitive to global warming. Climate change threatens diverse and abundant polar life that depends on ice, from polar...

Climate impacts

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 13:29

A stable climate is a vital foundation for all life on Earth — but our climate is now changing dangerously fast, with widespread and harmful effects on people and the wild places we love.

Fight for climate justice

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:26

What can be done?

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:24

We can still choose our future path and avoid a climate catastrophe. We need an urgent end to the polluting energy systems that make us sick and destroy the nature we love. Greenpeace is fighting dirty coal, oil and gas projects. We're building...

The cause

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:23

Climate scientists agree: an overload of greenhouse gas emissions is causing global warming and climate change. The dirty fossil fuels we burn for energy — coal oil and gas — plus forest destruction, are the main culprits.

Our climate is warming

Background | 1 July, 2016 at 13:15

About climate change

Topic | 1 July, 2016 at 13:11

We all depend on a stable climate, but global warming threatens this vital foundation of all life. Climate change is here now and human activity, scientists agree, is the cause.

So how did they get that grand piano to the Arctic?

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | 29 June, 2016 3 comments

The Steinway baby grand piano was slung and swung on board in Germany, it was lashed down in the hold and we headed north. We took in a storm off the coast of Norway where green seas were shipped over the pitching bow and portholes...

The melting Arctic ice calls for protecting what I love

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 29 June, 2016

Last week I visited the Svalbard archipelago in the northern Barents Sea to bear witness to the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic. In many ways, the Arctic is the frontline of dramatic environmental changes that will impact...

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