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Make Big Polluters Pay

Action | 3 August, 2015 at 19:30

Stand with those suffering in the climate crisis. Take action against Big Polluters to hold them legally and morally accountable for climate damages.

Solarizing Greece is a way out of the crisis

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 31 July, 2015 6 comments

Greece is facing a depression on a scale arguably comparable to the US Great Depression of the late 1920s. Huge unemployment rates and a dramatic drop in family incomes of over 40 percent have Greek citizens pondering what the...

Obama urged to cancel Arctic drilling plans as standoff with Shell vessel ends

Press release | 31 July, 2015 at 8:33

Portland, USA, 30 July 2015 - The 26 Greenpeace USA activists that formed the 40-hour blockade stopping Shell’s icebreaker from leaving port have now come down from the St John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Shell drilling support vessel turned back by blockade, climbers remain after 30 hours

Press release | 30 July, 2015 at 21:45

Portland, Oregon, 30 July, 2015 - Greenpeace USA activists suspended from the St. John’s Bridge in Portland for more than 30 hours have successfully prevented Shell’s Arctic drilling support vessel, the Fennica, from leaving Portland today.

Greenpeace US climbers block Shell's Arctic-bound vessel

Press release | 29 July, 2015 at 14:33

Portland, Oregon, 29 July, 2015 - 26 climbers have blocked Shell's Arctic icebreaking vessel, the MSV Fennica, as it attempted to leave Portland, Oregon. The climbers are currently preventing the ship from passing underneath the bridge on its way...

BREAKING: Greenpeace US activists stop Shell vessel as it attempts to leave port for...

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 29 July, 2015 1 comment

The next big step in the fight to save the Arctic is happening right now. Greenpeace US activists have suspended themselves from St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon to block a Shell Oil vessel from leaving port for Alaskan waters.

Injured Greenpeace activist faces Spanish navy culprits who threaten prosecution...

Press release | 28 July, 2015 at 18:05

Madrid, 28 July, 2015 - A Greenpeace activist who was severely injured by the Spanish navy on November 15th, 2014, during a peaceful protest at sea near the Canary Islands is being investigated under the piracy chapter of Spain's criminal code.

Solarnia: How to sustain paradise

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 28 July, 2015

Something truly amazing has happened in the last few days. In Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece and Hungary, local residents, tourists, activists and volunteers have been teaming up to worship the sun. Their sun-soaked countries hosted...

Solutions to Greek crisis: Greenpeace Greece launches crowdfunded solar campaign

Press release | 27 July, 2015 at 18:24

Rhodes, Greece, 27 July, 2015 – Twenty-one Greenpeace activists from Italy, Spain and Greece today spread a 600 square meter arrow banner reading ‘Oil is fueling Greek debt’, pointing at a Greek oil-fired power plant under construction on the...

Bold and beautiful solar projects from around the world

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 24 July, 2015 7 comments

China is building its largest solar plant covering 6,301 acres in the Gobi desert  and with capacity to provide electricity to 1 million households! This is just another record breaker for China. But there's good reason. In a ...

Solarnia: The solar paradise of the mediterranean

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 21 July, 2015

Close your eyes. Now imagine a perfect holiday destination; a peaceful place where you can swim in crystal-clear waters, breathe clean air, enjoy amazing food served by hospitable locals, explore countless islands and walk on exotic...

Dharnai: the story of one solar village

Blog entry by Pujarini Sen | 20 July, 2015 1 comment

It's been precisely one year now, since 2000 citizens of Dharnai, a small village near Bodhgaya in the eastern Indian state of Bihar achieved access to electricity for the first time in 30 years. To most us who are living in this...

Create a Solar Paradise

Action | 20 July, 2015 at 10:00

Sign the petition. Join the Solarnia movement and make a solar paradise in the Mediterranean a reality!

Close your eyes and imagine an Arctic sanctuary

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 16 July, 2015

This is a story about the frozen ocean at the top of our planet. It's wild and untouched, and at the moment it's owned by everyone and no-one. This is the Arctic high seas, the wild west of the high north, and our global commons. But...

Amazon gets serious on wind power

Blog entry by David Pomerantz | 15 July, 2015 1 comment

Amazon.com announced this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that...

10 photos that show the power of the #PeopleVsShell

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 13 July, 2015

Shell's Arctic drilling fleet is currently on its way to one of the most remote areas on the planet, and the public spotlight on the oil giant is only getting brighter. Hot on the heels of the inspiring protests against Shell in ...

Rainbow Warrior marks 30th anniversary of bombing with action to save the Great...

Press release | 10 July, 2015 at 15:47

Sydney, Australia, 10 July, 2015 - Greenpeace activists from the flagship Rainbow Warrior today took action against the mass of coal ships in Australian waters, waiting to export climate change worldwide.

Ban Ki-moon and Arctic hope

Blog entry by Sophie Allain | 10 July, 2015

This week I am just a wee bit jealous of the Secretary General of the United Nations. He has visited the Svalbard archipelago, somewhere I have always dreamed of going. I find myself trying to imagine what Ban Ki-moon must be seeing...

The People vs Shell: Why I took to the water to stop Arctic drilling

Blog entry by James Blakely | 1 July, 2015

Last month, 350.org activist James Blakely joined Greenpeace USA and local allies to courageously challenge Shell and its Arctic drilling plans. Greenpeace USA shares his story here: June 11, 2015 It’s a beautiful, clear June...

Shell's drilling plans just got cut in half — by walruses

Blog entry by Cassady Sharp | 1 July, 2015 1 comment

The animal that comes most readily to mind when thinking of the Arctic, climate change, or sea ice melt is certainly the polar bear. Who woulda thunk, then, that the walrus would turn out to be the most headache-inducing megafauna for...

COP21 - Paris

Topic | 1 July, 2015 at 17:00

COP 21 documents, briefings and latest news.

Coal and coral don't mix - the Great Barrier Reef is still in danger

Press release | 1 July, 2015 at 16:53

Bonn, Germany, 1 July, 2015 - Greenpeace has warned that until the threat from coal and climate change is removed, the Great Barrier Reef remains in danger.

China begins the long march to Paris

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 1 July, 2015 1 comment

In the politics of climate change, it doesn't get much bigger than this. The world's biggest emitter last night announced how it intends to reduce its carbon emission beyond 2020.  China has joined 41 other nations to unveil its...

OSPAR victory: Arctic protection is one step closer

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 30 June, 2015

The Arctic Ocean is currently the world's most vulnerable ocean. But the hope is this will soon change. At a meeting held in Ostend, Belgium, last week, the OSPAR Convention agreed to adopt specific measures to protect its Arctic...

Greenpeace activists stop sales at all Shell petrol stations in Zurich

Press release | 30 June, 2015 at 13:59

Zurich, 30 June, 2015 - In the early hours of this morning, around 85 Greenpeace activists blocked all Shell’s fuel stations in Zurich. The protest is part of a global campaign seeking to challenge Shell’s controversial plans to drill in the...

These images show why China could be ready to save climate politics

Blog entry by Qiuxia Wang | 30 June, 2015 1 comment

Air pollution. Nobody can escape it. Young or old, rich or poor, everyone is affected by the fine particulate matter hanging over many cities across China. These images by celebrated photographer, Lu Guang, take you on a...

The message from millions: Save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 28 June, 2015 at 22:43

Bonn, Germany, 28 June, 2015 – The Chair of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO was today urged by Greenpeace to not let the Australian government destroy the Great Barrier Reef.

Now there is a new way to force action on climate change - the courts

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | 25 June, 2015 4 comments

Today, something incredible happened in the Netherlands. In a landmark court case, in which NGO Urgenda along with 900 concerned Dutch citizens sued the government for failing to act on climate change, the Dutch court ruled in their...

Cries of injustice from an island far away

Blog entry by Anna Abad | 24 June, 2015

"Why us? What did we ever do to deserve this?" These were the words said by Claire Anterea, from Kiribati, as she narrated her terrifying experience of Cyclone Pam during a recent climate justice and human rights workshop held in...

OSPAR: The Arctic can't wait

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 22 June, 2015

Government representatives from 15 countries, including the European Union, are meeting this week in Ostend, Belgium. These countries make up the OSPAR Commission which regulates the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. A big part of the...

Then & Now: Launching a "Mind Bomb" to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Emily Hunter | 22 June, 2015

Staring out at the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, I feel a sense of past and present colliding. Forty-four years ago in these same waters off Canada's west coast, my father Robert Hunter and a group of Greenpeace co-founders...

World Refugee Day: Fleeing climate change

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 20 June, 2015

When we consider how long people have been run out of their homes due to extreme weather brought about by climate change, it really took too long for the term "climate refugee" to become part of the popular vernacular.  Laxmi, age...

The encyclical: Spirituality and ethics join the climate debate

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 18 June, 2015

When talking about climate change, ethical arguments have tended to be overshadowed by scientific, economic and political reasoning.  Of course, there are many good reasons to go after a strong and unequivocal climate agreement in...

Why the Pope's encyclical on the environment should speed up the end of the...

Press release | 18 June, 2015 at 13:32

Rome, 18 June, 2015 - Reacting to the Pope's encyclical on the environment, Greenpeace International Executive Director, Kumi Naidoo, said:

I'm standing between Shell and the Arctic. Join me.

Blog entry by Audrey Siegl | 18 June, 2015

Today, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell's 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the Alaskan Arctic. This...

People vs. Oil

Image gallery | 17 June, 2015

Activists say ShellNo! as oil rig departs for Arctic

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 16 June, 2015

Today, Shell Oil's drilling rig – the Polar Pioneer – left port to drill in the Arctic. Shell received government permission to drill in the Arctic this summer despite its history of failures and safety violations, the Obama...

Greenpeace US activists block Shell’s Alaska-bound oil rig

Press release | 15 June, 2015 at 18:01

Seattle, 15 June, 2015 - Thirteen activists in kayaks have intercepted Shell's drilling rig, the Polar Pioneer, in Seattle's Puget Sound as the rig prepared to depart for the Arctic. The Greenpeace US activists have secured themselves together to...

People from the Philippines and Pacific Island nations sign declaration to hold big...

Press release | 12 June, 2015 at 23:00

Clarification: we have edited this release after it was issued. The original was open to misrepresentation to give the impression that the Climate Justice Declaration had been signed by the President of Vanuatu rather than that he was present at...

​Greenpeace International staff member refused entry to India despite valid business visa

Press release | 8 June, 2015 at 3:51

New Delhi, 8 June, 2015 - A Greenpeace International member travelling from Sydney was barred from entering India on Saturday evening despite having a valid business visa and all necessary documents. No formal reason was given by immigration...

Greenpeace: Two degree target only attainable with drastic CO2 reductions

Press release | 7 June, 2015 at 16:33

Elmau, 7 June, 2015 - To stay below the two degree climate target, the G7 countries will have to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions quickly and significantly. This will only be possible if climate-harming coal-based power generation is reduced...

G7 countries expand renewable energy too slowly

Press release | 5 June, 2015 at 16:42

Hamburg, 5 June, 2015 - The seven largest western industrial countries (G7) have not expanded renewable energy fast enough to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. The share of renewables (excluding hydropower) in the G7 countries'...

Climate expectations raised after Norwegian coal divestment

Press release | 5 June, 2015 at 14:24

Oslo, 5 June, 2015 — Today, on World Environment Day, Norway’s Parliament approved a decision to divest the country’s sovereign wealth fund from companies with more than 30% of their income from coal extraction or coal power. Norway’s fund is one...

Norway’s "no to coal" is a challenge to decision makers worldwide

Blog entry by Johan Hammerstrøm | 5 June, 2015

Today’s vote in the Norwegian Parliament marks a truly historic event: It is the first time in history that all our politicians — left-leaning and right-leaning — have come together to take a stand against coal. The parliament...

Korean internet giant Naver commits to 100% renewable energy

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 9:14

Seoul, 3 June, 2015 – Naver, the Korean internet search giant and parent company of social media platform Line, has promised to power its data center in South Korea with 100% renewable energy, following the global trend set by Google, Apple,...

How do you #getupand change the world? Like this:

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 1 June, 2015

What does it take to make the global shift away from dirty energy sources, like coal, oil, gas and nuclear? How do we ensure the protection of our precious ecosystems, like our forests and our oceans? We know that clean, renewable...

Global Day of Action 2015

Video | 1 June, 2015 at 19:40

Ahead of the G7 summit in Germany and the COP in Paris, thousands of people in over 100 cities across 30 countries are taking a stand against fossil fuels, and for a just transition to 100% renewable energy for all. #GetUpAnd

Global Day of Action 2015

Image gallery | 1 June, 2015

Thousands of people in over 30 countries across the globe take action against fossil...

Press release | 31 May, 2015 at 11:22

Berlin, 31 May, 2015 - Ahead of the G7 summit in Elmau, Germany, thousands of people in over 30 countries and over 100 cities peacefully protested over the weekend tokick off a first Global Day of Action [1]. They demanded that the world’s...

Global Warming Update

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 29 May, 2015 12 comments

March 2015 was the warmest March in a 136 years of records, and CO 2 levels are now higher than they have been in 800,000 years. If you are an environmental activist, or someone who cares and wants to help, you may find yourself...

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