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Greenpeace launches high tech investigation into radiation impacts of Fukushima...

Press release | 25 February, 2016 at 3:22

Tokyo, 25 February 2016 - Greenpeace Japan today announced it is conducting an underwater investigation into radiation contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. The survey will be conducted from a Japanese...

Hope floats at heavenly lake

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | 23 February, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Ancient trees are burning in Tasmania...and some will never grow back

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 23 February, 2016 1 comment

For the past month fires have ravaged through parts of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed forests, destroying 1,000 year old trees. Is this the new normal? Over 100,000 hectares have been damaged by bushfires, including parts of...

Colombia bans coal mining in the páramos!

Blog entry by Silvia Gomez | 12 February, 2016 4 comments

The páramos of Colombia – a region of the Andes too high for trees to grow and too low to be covered in snow – holds an ecosystem unlike any other on earth. One that millions of people rely on. Home to thousands of unique species,...

Evaluating the Paris Deal

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 5 February, 2016 5 comments

Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare...

Global Solar Thermal Electricity

Publication | 4 February, 2016 at 18:30

This is the 4th joint report of the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association (ESTELA) Greenpeace International and SolarPACES since 2003.

Solar is changing lives in Brazil. Here’s how.

Blog entry by Rebecca Field | 4 February, 2016

Around the world, solar power is transforming communities and changing lives. From India to Canada, this clean and abundant energy source is creating jobs, providing clean water and powering schools. In Brazil, the solar...

Coal dropped from Vietnam’s future energy plans

Press release | 27 January, 2016 at 5:13

Bangkok, 27 January 2016 - Vietnam will effectively shelve the equivalent of 70 large coal power plants following an announcement from the Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that the country would drop all further coal-fired power plant projects and...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | 16 January, 2016 2 comments

We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It's the centuries...

Chile has 24,133 glaciers, and we’re losing them piece by piece

Blog entry by Estefanía Gonzalez | 13 January, 2016

There are 24,133 glaciers in Chile – 82% of the glaciers in South America. These vast and intricate cascades of white, blue and brown not only form one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, they are also vital to the...

As California's gas leak rages on, a state of emergency is declared

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | 8 January, 2016 2 comments

In a sunny suburb of Los Angeles, California, an invisible menace rages. A massive natural gas leak is venting 50 tons of natural gas per hour into the atmosphere, making it the largest gas leak ever recorded. First detected on...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 December, 2015 16 comments

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

2015: A Year in Pictures

Image gallery | 21 December, 2015

2015: A Year of People Powered Change

Video | 17 December, 2015 at 10:30

As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on some of the Greenpeace campaign highlights of the past year.

The Paris Agreement: The end of fossil fuels is near. But where is justice?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 14 December, 2015 3 comments

We at Greenpeace had three key expectations  for the Paris Agreement.  We wanted: a signal that the age of fossil fuels is over, a commitment to soon – and continuously – improve national climate action and ...

COP21: shows the end of fossil fuels is near, we must speed its coming

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 December, 2015 2 comments

The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of ...

Kumi Naidoo reacts to conclusion of COP21

Press release | 12 December, 2015 at 20:45

Paris, 12 December, 2015 — Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said:

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace responds to Paris draft deal

Press release | 12 December, 2015 at 14:52

Paris, 12 December 2015 - Commenting on the publication of a new, possibly final, deal at the UN climate talks in Paris, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said:

Giant sun surrounds Arc de Triomphe as climate talks approach end

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 14:31

Paris, 11 December 2015 - As the Paris climate conference enters the closing stretch, thirty climate change campaigners have taken to the top of the Arc de Triomphe to push for a renewable energy future. On the traffic circle and the streets...

Greenpeace reacts to new draft deal at Paris climate summit

Press release | 11 December, 2015 at 0:04

Paris, 10 December 2015 - Commenting on the publication at COP21 of a new draft deal, Martin Kaiser, head of international climate politics at Greenpeace, said:

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. ...

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...

Green groups stand with Indigenous People to demand Climate Action and Indigenous Rights

Press release | 9 December, 2015 at 15:04

Paris, 9 December 2015 – Today, the famous Greenpeace giant polar bear was brought to Le Bourget to add pressure on governments to agree on an ambitious climate deal.

Why oceans are critical to our climate: 5 facts to keep in mind during COP21

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 9 December, 2015

1. Oceans are the blue heart of our planet. Oceans play a central role in sustaining life on Earth. They provide us with food, resources, jobs, livelihood, and many ecological services that are essential to our very survival. Most...

Exposed: Academics-for-hire agree not to disclose fossil fuel funding

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter and Maeve McClenaghan | 9 December, 2015 2 comments

A Greenpeace undercover investigation has exposed how fossil fuel companies can secretly pay academics at leading American universities to write research that sows doubt about climate science and promotes the companies' commercial...

Amnesty and Greenpeace close the gap between climate change and human rights

Press release | 8 December, 2015 at 9:49

Paris, 8 December 2015 - An urgent shift to 100% renewable energy for all is essential to protect people from climate change, say Amnesty International and Greenpeace International.

The critical state of Mother Earth, 2015

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 4 December, 2015 1 comment

In September of this year, Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations) asked me to help prepare a document for presentation at the Indigenous World Wisdom Gathering, during the climate conference in Paris. The...

Philippines launches world’s first national human rights investigation into 50 big...

Press release | 4 December, 2015 at 14:31

Paris, 4 December 2015 - The Philippines Commission on Human Rights (CHR) announced that it will launch an investigation on December 10 (International Human Rights Day), which could hold fossil fuel companies responsible for the impacts of...

Greenpeace Director: 'India could play an heroic role at the Paris talks.'

Press release | 4 December, 2015 at 10:59

Paris, 4 December 2015 - Kumi Naidoo, the Greenpeace International Executive Director, has published an open letter to Prime Minister Modi expressing sympathy with those affected by the floods in Chennai, and saying the Indian leader could play a...

COP21: An open letter to Prime Minister Modi

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 December, 2015 2 comments

Dear Prime Minister Modi, I write to you from Paris to express my solidarity as India faces devastating floods in Chennai. I am an African, but my ancestors hailed from the region that is suffering. My thoughts – and the thoughts of...

Will Europe lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'?

Blog entry by Sébastien Risso | 2 December, 2015 2 comments

From the time we're in school, we are taught that forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for climate change, and that they produce and release oxygen. Yet despite the essential role...

Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report

Publication | 2 December, 2015 at 12:00

In September 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) announced the publication of a new Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report. This is the country’s official report to the UNFCCC, establishing baseline...

People's Climate March 2015

Image gallery | 1 December, 2015

Shell's not so beautiful relationship

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 30 November, 2015 3 comments

By now, not much that oil companies say or do to profit off outdated fuel sources surprises me. But even if they aren’t surprising, it is still entertaining to watch just how wrong they can get it.   Around the world, renewables are...

Greenpeace: Climate talks open with "great sense of potential"

Press release | 30 November, 2015 at 19:49

Paris, November 30 2015 - Commenting on today’s developments at the UN climate summit in Paris, Martin Kaiser of Greenpeace said:

Greenpeace expects big action from the big economies at the Climate Summit

Press release | 30 November, 2015 at 12:41

Paris, 30 November 2015 - As world leaders set out their response to climate change today in Paris, Greenpeace is calling on the leaders of the G7 and the BRICS countries to do more to transform their energy systems, and to switch to 100 percent...

In 3 steps, here is what Paris can do - and what we need to do afterwards

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 28 November, 2015

The last few weeks have seen the best and the worst in terms of climate change. Victories which pundits told us for years were "impossible" have been coming at a breathtaking pace. Coal demand is in terminal decline worldwide ,...

Parisians still march for the climate

Press release | 27 November, 2015 at 16:35

Paris, 27 November 2015 - Nearly fifteen thousand French people who would have taken to the streets of Paris this weekend have instead registered online to find ‘buddies’ who will march for them on Sunday’s global climate protests.

March4me.org allows those who can’t march for the climate to still take part

Press release | 25 November, 2015 at 22:46

Paris, 25 November 2015 - Following the recent attacks in Paris and subsequent security concerns in the French capital which nullified plans for a massive climate march in the city, NGOs have teamed up to provide an opportunity for those who...

4 of ExxonMobil’s greatest climate denial hits

Blog entry by Naomi Ages | 25 November, 2015 3 comments

In the last few months, exposé after exposé has uncovered how Exxon knew about the dangerous reality of climate change before the media, politicians and just about everyone else. But instead of doing the right thing, or even just...

Another historic day in the battle to stop the tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | 23 November, 2015 1 comment

Today people slowed the beast again but this time we did it at the source. After a string of pipeline victories and over a decade of campaigning on at least three different continents, the Alberta government has finally put a limit...

FoD and #savethearctic, say whaat?

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 20 November, 2015

What do the Arctic have in common with a drama about vampires and a sitcom about a sketch comedy show? Not much, unless you take into account two actors who are keen to save our pristine wilderness to the North. True Blood star...

Climate march and mobilisation cancelled in Paris - Greenpeace response

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 0:23

Paris, 18 November 2015 - In reaction to the announcement of the non-authorisation of the climate march ahead of the Paris Climate Summit and mobilisations scheduled at the end of COP 21 Jean François Julliard, Executive Director of Greenpeace...

Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil

Video | 18 November, 2015 at 10:40

Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music:...

Apple goes solar in Singapore – will Microsoft, Amazon and Google follow?

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 16 November, 2015

Apple has announced it will power its data center, offices and upcoming store in Singapore with 100% solar energy beginning in 2016. Singapore is a rapidly growing hub for energy hungry data centers, making Apple’s solar deal an...

5 things you need to know about the Paris climate talks, COP21

Blog entry by Christine Ottery and Ruth Davis | 12 November, 2015

1. What is COP21? Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties ('COP21', as it's known). They're...

Renewable Energy to help overcome Mediterranean economic challenges

Press release | 10 November, 2015 at 11:58

Amsterdam, 10 November 2015 - Renewable energy boosts efficiency, creates jobs and makes good economic sense for countries around the Mediterranean, according to new reports. The governments of Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain could accelerate...

Renewables: the smart way out of crisis in Southern Europe

Blog entry by Tina Peternel | 10 November, 2015 6 comments

Even though autumn is in full, colourful swing and we’re slowly getting ready for winter in Europe, Greenpeace is turning up the heat and not letting go of summer just yet. I still have a picture in my mind of hundreds of...

#NoKXL: The day the people won

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | 10 November, 2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us have been saying for years and rejected the...

Volkswagen's CO2 emissions: Das problem

Blog entry by Daniel Moser | 9 November, 2015 2 comments

If lying about the nitrogen oxide emissions of 11 million of its cars were not bad enough, German carmaker Volkswagen shocked us again when it revealed it had understated the CO2 emissions of its cars in Europe as well. This is why...

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