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Exxon set to be investigated in the Philippines as well as New York

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 9 November, 2015

A few weeks ago the first ever human rights legal action seeking the accountability of the 50 big polluters was launched. Filed by Filipino typhoon survivors and several environmental organisations, it demands that the Philippines...

Volkswagen admits 'irregularities' in CO2 emissions – Greenpeace response

Press release | 4 November, 2015 at 14:10

Amsterdam, 4 November 2015 – Greenpeace International has condemned Volkswagen’s latest confession that it understated CO2 emissions on about 800,000 cars in Europe, calling for a full and independent inquiry into the carmaker's operations. 


How we're going to stop ExxonMobil's lies

Blog entry by Annie Leonard | 3 November, 2015

I'm still trying to process recent revelations in the LA Times and the Pulitzer winning Inside Climate News about the extent to which ExxonMobil has worked to deny climate change. It knew about the threat of a planet warmed by...

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...

Greenpeace activist scales coal ship off the coast of Helsinki

Press release | 1 November, 2015 at 12:13

Baltic Sea/Helsinki, 1 November 2015 – A Greenpeace activist has scaled the 155m long bulk carrier, Alppila, transporting coal to one of Finland’s most polluting power plants in central Helsinki. The coal ship and its climate-damaging cargo have...

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:

Climate change in the eyes of El Nino?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 30 October, 2015 3 comments

This year's El Niño can already lay claim to spawning Mexico's record-breaking Hurricane Patricia or contributing to one of the worst ever outbreaks of peatland and forest fires in Indonesia, but it might only be just getting started. ...

Forest fires in Brazil

Image gallery | 28 October, 2015

Justice denied: the Thai activist who risked all to save his environment

Blog entry | 22 October, 2015 1 comment

The recent Thai Supreme Court acquittal of three men who masterminded the murder of environmental activist Charoen Wat-aksorn, shows a skewed justice system that puts capitalism in front of community. But this is not the only case of...

Two tales of one village

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

A year ago this week, bulldozers from the coal company Kolin, under the cover of the night, invaded an olive grove in a small Turkish village and destroyed 6,000 trees to make space for a new coal fired power plant. That day in...

Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 14 October, 2015 1 comment

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws. These reforms must...

The insane plan to expand the world’s biggest nuclear plant

Blog entry by Daul Jang | 13 October, 2015 25 comments

Over 3 million people live within 30 km of what is set to become the largest nuclear power plant in South Korea and the world. So why is the government expanding nuclear and locking out safe, clean renewables? Two inflatables...

'Dieselgate' continues: UK transport agency paid £80m by auto industry

Blog entry by Lawrence Carter | 12 October, 2015

The UK government agency responsible for testing pollution levels in new cars has received more than £80 million from the auto industry in the last decade, prompting concerns over a potential conflict of interest. The findings, part...

Ecology and Money

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 October, 2015 4 comments

On Friday, September 17, the US Federal Reserve blinked in the face of unrelenting, global economic malaise. This private bank, which possesses the monopoly to print US money, had promised to raise interest rates a paltry 1/4-percent,...

You did it! Shell abandons Arctic drilling

Blog entry by April Glaser | 30 September, 2015 2 comments

This week Shell announced plans to abandon its Arctic oil drilling operations. This is huge. From activists who scaled Shell’s rig in April or who stopped one of Shell’s ships this July, to the millions of people all...

100% Renewable Energy by 2050? Why wait?

Blog entry | 29 September, 2015 6 comments

A new Greenpeace report shows how the world can move to 100% renewable energy by 2050. The bad news? It needs political will. The good news? It's already happening! Climate change deniers and investors take note. Renewable...

'Actions for Climate' Global Day of Action

Image gallery | 28 September, 2015

Shell abandons Arctic plans - Greenpeace International response

Press release | 28 September, 2015 at 14:51

Amsterdam, 28 September 2015 - Responding to the news that Shell has abandoned its Arctic drilling programme after a disappointing season in Alaska, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo said:

#ActionsforClimate – but still not enough

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 28 September, 2015 1 comment

The last few days have, for once, seen world leaders and the global media focused on the big issues of our time: poverty, inequality and the dangers of climate change. President Obama admitted he acted too late on climate change and...

United States and China release a game-changing joint climate announcement

Press release | 25 September, 2015 at 20:32

Washington, DC, 25 September 2015 - United States President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping today issued a joint statement that outlines their common vision for the Paris negotiation, including a game-changing financial commitment...

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:

Fossil fuel companies face landmark national human rights complaint on climate change

Press release | 22 September, 2015 at 8:21

Manila, 22 September 2015 - Typhoon survivors and civil society groups in the Philippines today delivered a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil...

Renewable energy for all. Is it possible?

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 21 September, 2015 1 comment

A world powered 100% by renewables seems like a faraway fantasy. But is it actually possible? "100% renewables!" It's a buzz-phrase that loves being thrown around by environmentalists, passionate protesters and science...

100% Renewable Energy for all

Press release | 21 September, 2015 at 7:06

Berlin, 21 September 2015 – The investment necessary to move toward 100% renewable energy by 2050 would be more than covered by future savings in fuel costs, according to a ground-breaking new report from Greenpeace, researched in collaboration...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 21 September, 2015 1 comment

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Energy Revolution 2015

Publication | 21 September, 2015 at 3:00

This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average...

Delivering renewable energy for all: Let's go all the way!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 16 September, 2015 1 comment

Little has been transformed more in recent years than the world of energy. It's hard to think of a sector that has undergone more changes in the years between the 2000 launch of the Millennium Development Goals and the new 2015...

Every 10 seconds...

Blog entry by Elizabeth Monaghan | 10 September, 2015 2 comments

24 hours per day. 7 days per week. For weeks on end. The Arctic Ocean is being blasted by deafening 259 decibel explosions. Why? To map oil deposits under the ocean floor so that Shell and other big oil companies know where to set...

Urgent call from Pacific nations for dialogue on coal and climate change

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 12:45

Port Moresby, 8 September 2015 - Unprecedented support from Pacific Island leaders for a global moratorium on new coal mines is a stark reminder that much more must be achieved at the Paris climate talks, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s CEO,...

Five ways seismic blasting threatens whales

Blog entry by Farrah Khan | 4 September, 2015 1 comment

We don't have to look very far back in history to find proof of why offshore oil drilling is a dangerous endeavour. The BP oil blowout and the Exxon-Valdez spill both left surrounding regions devastated, and neither company was able to...

A solar power revolution is beginning

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 4 September, 2015 3 comments

The 2000 people who live in the village of Dharnai, in Bihar – one of India's poorest states – had got used to living without electricity. But they didn't like it. High tension electric wires passed nearby, without powering even a...

The potential of wind power

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 3 September, 2015 2 comments

Imagine an advanced, industrialised country with a sophisticated economy and high energy needs being powered just by renewable energy. To be precise, wind power. This isn't some futuristic vision. It's already happened. For a short...

Nuclear is not the answer to the phase-out of fossil fuels

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 2 September, 2015 3 comments

A hundred and sixty thousand people made homeless, with limited compensation and the prospect for many tens of thousands of never returning to their former homes. That's not the cost of a war, but of the Fukushima nuclear accident...

Imagine a pristine environment covered with a thick, black sticky substance – crude oil

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 1 September, 2015

In fact you don't have to imagine it because it's happened so many times – Prince William Sound, the Niger Delta, the Gulf of Mexico to name a few. Imagine then what it'll be like if the next big oil spill happens in the Arctic,...

President Obama is visiting Alaska to talk climate: Here's what you need to know

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 31 August, 2015 7 comments

President Obama is visiting Alaska today to put a spotlight on the realities of climate change and to forge his climate legacy. But less than two weeks ago, he granted Shell final approval to drill for oil in Alaska's Chukchi Sea. ...

After a reign of hundreds of years, it's time King Coal was de-throned

Blog entry by Joanna Mills | 31 August, 2015

It's true coal launched the industrial revolution, with all the benefits that it brought to humankind. But the cost has been huge – both in terms of human health and greenhouse gas emissions. Add to that mining accidents, local people...

Still searching for justice a decade after Hurricane Katrina

Blog entry by Hannah Strange | 29 August, 2015 1 comment

Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever to strike the United States. Like Typhoon Haiyan and other destructive storms in recent memory, Katrina disproportionately impacted more vulnerable communities — both as...

Russian government broke international law in Greenpeace Arctic 30 case - tribunal

Press release | 24 August, 2015 at 21:59

Vienna, 24 August 2015 - An international tribunal today ruled that the Russian government broke international law by boarding a Greenpeace ship and detaining its crew following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling in 2013.

Scientists alarmed by ‘seismic blasting’ by oil industry in the Arctic Ocean

Press release | 24 August, 2015 at 10:15

Greenland Sea, 24 August 2015 - Firing seismic airguns to find new oil reserves in the Arctic Ocean is ‘alarming’ and could seriously injure whales and other marine life, according to a new scientific review. The oil industry is increasingly...

The old man and the sea of oil

Blog entry by Maria Favorsky | 18 August, 2015 1 comment

Lake Imlor is nestled deep within the Russian taiga in western Siberia. More than half of Russia's oil production comes from the surrounding region. For the Indigenous Khanty people who live here, the lake is sacred. They have...

The ninth extinction

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 13 August, 2015 1 comment

Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all...

The island nation rising up to be a hero for climate action

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2015

Out in the central Pacific Ocean, straddling the equator and the International Date Line, lies an island group in Micronesia called Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas'). It’s not “famous” like Hawaii, Bali or Tahiti but its scenery is just...

Greenpeace backs Kiribati President’s call for an end to coal

Press release | 13 August, 2015 at 5:51

South Tarawa, Kiribati, 13 August 2015 - Kiribati President Anote Tong today called for a global and immediate moratorium on all new coal mines and coal mine expansions, and has called on all State leaders to back his call to action in the lead...

Clean energy could save thousands of Indonesian lives

Blog entry by Hindun Mulaika | 12 August, 2015

In a country where 28 million people live below the poverty line, development is on everyone’s lips in Indonesia. And rightly so. Everyone wants a life with dignity and opportunity, as well as simple things such as running water and...

Time to power up your future

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 11 August, 2015

Just three weeks ago we asked you to stand with us to protect our Mediterranean from the threat of dirty and dangerous fossil fuels. And to share our vision of a pristine solar paradise. So much has happened since then. Here are a...

Victory as Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 11 August, 2015 at 6:47

Sydney, 11 August 2015 - A major UK bank has announced today it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace Australia Pacific and other organisations.

How a lizard and a snake beat king coal

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | 7 August, 2015 3 comments

This week two major wins came out of the campaign to protect Australia's Great Barrier Reef. But the fight is not over… When news broke of Australia's Federal Court overturning the approval of the Carmichael coal mine – a A$16...

Japan's nuclear history and the power of peace

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 6 August, 2015 3 comments

The fight against nuclear is steeped in Greenpeace history. On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombings we're reminded of the consequences of nuclear energy and the people's movement to campaign for nuclear disarmament to create...

Why President Obama's Clean Power Plan is an exaggeration

Blog entry by Kyle Ash | 4 August, 2015 1 comment

Today, President Obama's EPA announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan , a policy designed to limit the level of global warming pollution coming from US power plants. This comes eight years after the Supreme Court ruled...

Join the Solar Paradise movement

Video | 3 August, 2015 at 20:45

Dirty energy projects such as oil and coal are threatening Europe's favorite holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, endangering their pristine nature, their economy and homes of millions. In this region where sun is more abundant than...

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