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Bangkok IPCC meeting

Feature story | 30 April, 2007 at 2:00

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is meeting in Bangkok to agree in its report, 'Mitigation of Climate Change'- the third in the series that will make up the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report. Our team is at the meeting...

Beam me up Sunny!

Feature story | 25 May, 2009 at 2:00

Solar power is for wimps. You'd be forgiven if that was the impression you had, given that it's been the (usually) implicit message coming from the oil and coal industries for decades now. Obviously, they don't want you to know about the real...

Carbon in exile: the melting of Siberia

Feature story | 27 November, 2009 at 1:00

If you live in a developed country, you’re pretty well insulated from climate change. Shifts in weather patterns, heavier rainfall, gradually rising sea levels and temperature increases – at the moment western society absorbs these changes...

Voila! Stop tar sands en Français

Feature story | 9 October, 2009 at 2:00

Our tar sands campaign just spread from Canada to France when 30 Greenpeace activists entered Total’s refinery site, in Normandy, to highlight the involvement of the French oil company with the climate-changing tar sands in Alberta. Activists...

700 strip naked for climate message

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

700 volunteers posed nude in a French vineyard to send a message about climate change. This human art installation in the South of Burgundy was created by artist Spencer Tunick - to warn about the dangers of global warming.

World Press Photo Awards

Feature story | 10 February, 2006 at 1:00

Two Greenpeace images have won awards at the prestigious World Press Photo Awards. An image depicting the world’s largest river sucked dry by climate change, and another image of the forgotten victims of nuclear power; two children from Belarus,...

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

A Time Comes: What it means to take action

Feature story | 2 June, 2009 at 2:00

The six Greenpeace activists who shut down a coal power station last year made history when a UK jury agreed that they were acting to safeguard property from the impacts of climate change. A new documentary takes you behind the scenes of that...

Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists

Feature story | 1 August, 2014 at 13:00

The Arctic 30 spent more than three months in a Russian detention centre, despite the fact that the seizure of their ship and the imprisonment of the activists were deemed illegal by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. As one...

Facebook update: Renewable energy now

Feature story | 19 February, 2010 at 1:00

Facebook recently announced it will build a massive data centre in Oregon, U.S., packed full of the latest energy efficient computers to serve the hundreds of millions of friends connecting on their near-addictive social networking website. But...

No Scandal behind these gates

Feature story | 5 February, 2010 at 1:00

Since December there has been a glut of stories challenging the science of climate change as represented by the IPCC. Should we be concerned? Only about climate change.

Pledging to destroy the climate

Feature story | 1 February, 2010 at 1:00

The first milestone of the Copenhagen Accord came and went, and with it no sign of the kind of targets for cutting global warming pollution needed to steer the world off the path towards catastrophic climate change.

Putting a stop to the Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 26 January, 2010 at 1:00

Should the oil companies be allowed to take advantage of melting ice to drill for more oil in the warming Arctic? Should industrial fishing fleets be allowed to chase the last remnants of fished-out stocks into the areas where ice has previously...

Red Carpet Four out of jail - but face trial for climate action

Feature story | 6 January, 2010 at 1:00

Danish police today released from custody four Greenpeace climate protesters who have endured 20 days of pre-trial detention in Copenhagen prison following a harmless peaceful protest staged on the evening of 17 December.

Climate Heroes pay with their freedom

Feature story | 23 December, 2009 at 1:00

Our four activists who grabbed global media attention last week after being waved through the security cordon and allowed to gatecrash the Heads of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit will be spending Christmas and New Year in jail...

Climate change: Failure is not an option

Feature story | 19 December, 2009 at 1:00

The following is a letter from Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, to our supporters at the conclusion of negotiations by heads of state at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Copenhagen a cop-out

Feature story | 19 December, 2009 at 1:00

Two years have passed since world leaders promised all of us a deal to stop climate change. After two weeks of UN negotiations, politicians breezed in, had dinner with the Queen, a three hour lunch, took some photos and then delivered what could...

Obama: You won it, now earn it

Feature story | 10 December, 2009 at 1:00

President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway's capital today. In his own words, this is a "call to action" rather than a recognition of his own accomplishments. So we're hoping he'll act on his promises to confront the global...

Barack to the future? Obama confuses key climate dates

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

As Barack Obama announced the US position for the Climate talks in Copenhagen, we felt a bit of an anti-climax between the buzz and the actual numbers. Maybe a time portal opened and Obama is living in an alternate reality?

Naked emperors: the Greenpeace Guide to Climate Politics

Feature story | 6 November, 2009 at 10:52

You know the story. The clever tailors that convince a kingdom that only intelligent people can see the clothes they make. Everyone talks about how fine the emperor's outfit is, until one audacious voice pipes up to say there's nothing there, the...

World leaders block Arctic coal shipment

Feature story | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

Angela Merkel, Barack Obama and other world leaders took non-violent direct action today against a coal mine in Svalbard, denouncing the fossil fuel that is powering the meltdown of the Arctic.

Obama shows up in Copenhagen two months early

Feature story | 2 October, 2009 at 2:00

Our jaws hit the deck and we all fell out of our inflatables when we got word that Presidents Obama, Lula, Zapatero and Prime Minister Hatoyama were going to show up in Copenhagen. And then we found out that instead of showing up in Copenhagen...

New: Google Earth tour of rainforest victory for climate

Feature story | 3 October, 2009 at 2:00

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, Google is launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and possible solutions.

Mediocrity is not an option for climate deal

Feature story | 23 September, 2009 at 2:00

With the international climate negotiations and the climate system both in crisis, more than 100 Heads of State and Government gathered at UN HQ in New York yesterday to try to break the deadlock and move the discussions forward. But despite...

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Let the sun shine

Feature story | 20 August, 2009 at 2:00

Barack Obama's grandmother now has solar panels on the roof of her home in Kenya, compliments of Greenpeace.

Activists block Australian coal as leaders abandon the Pacific

Feature story | 6 August, 2009 at 2:00

As activists continue a two day blockade of a coal export terminal in Queensland, Australia, the outcome of the Pacific Islands Forum in nearby Cairns has left Pacific Islanders to fend for themselves against the increasingly devastating effects...

Five coal plants occupied by climate activists during G8 Summit

Feature story | 9 July, 2009 at 2:00

As the G8 limps into its second day our activists have scaled a fifth Italian coal-fired power station, again demanding climate leadership and action from the G8 heads of state.

Political inaction threatens Paradise

Feature story | 7 July, 2009 at 2:00

As leaders from the eight richest and most polluting countries in the world gather this week in Italy, our ship, the Esperanza, is witnessing the direct impacts of climate change on Pacific Islands. People of this beautiful and culturally rich...

G8 countries urged to act

Feature story | 7 July, 2009 at 2:00

On the eve of the G8 summit in Italy - our activists have been beaming a message on the Kremlin and floating a life-sized iceberg past the Eiffel tower to call for urgent action from world leaders to save the climate.

Greenpeace races to reach disintegrating glacier

Feature story | 26 June, 2009 at 20:13

Our ship, The Arctic Sunrise is currently heading north along the west coast of Greenland in a race against time. It's destination is the disintegrating Petermann Glacier, but to reach the glacier our ship must pass through the Nares Strait,...

The campaign that launched 1000 geeks

Feature story | 27 May, 2009 at 2:00

If saving our climate was a game of poker and all the various stakeholders - our heads of state, the energy industry, environmentalists, etc - were players, there would be one player at the table who hasn't yet shown their cards. The hold-out in...

Democrats pass bogus climate bill

Feature story | 18 May, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling for renewed leadership from President Obama and Congress following the release of the drastically weakened Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill today.

It's the ecology, stupid!

Feature story | 27 April, 2009 at 2:00

As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 countries headed towards the US State Department building in Washington DC this morning, they couldn’t have missed a couple of Greenpeace climbers dangling below a huge banner bearing a picture of our...

Climate negotiators back out again in Bonn

Feature story | 9 April, 2009 at 2:00

Another round of climate talks is over, this time in Bonn, Germany. Once again negotiators are leaving without a plan or having left any money on the table to tackle climate change.

US Climate Bill - a start, but not yet enough

Feature story | 1 April, 2009 at 19:42

There’s still a long way to go, but the draft energy and climate bill unveiled yesterday in the US Congress gives some idea of what American climate policy may look like in the coming years. The bill provides for strong long-term targets,...

Climate meeting in Bonn: save the forests, but don't cheapen carbon

Feature story | 30 March, 2009 at 2:00

If we're to have a hope of saving our planet from runaway climate change, we need to make it expensive for industry to emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, and we need to make it profitable for countries like Brazil, Indonesia, and...

Climate meeting in Bonn: leaders wanted

Feature story | 29 March, 2009 at 1:00

When the future of the world is at stake, the last thing you need is a politician. You need a real leader. And that's our challenge to governments attending the first round of international climate talks in Bonn.

Countdown to Climate Summit arrives in Beijing

Feature story | 24 March, 2009 at 1:00

With only nine months left until the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Greenpeace China has brought the countdown clock to Beijing. Activists turned one of Beijing's ancient city gates into a gigantic countdown clock marking the time left till the...

VICTORY! Polish coal mine construction halted

Feature story | 12 March, 2009 at 1:00

We are delighted that the construction of an open-pit coal mine in Poland, where we set up a Climate Rescue Station in December 2008, has been suspended. This is a significant win in our battle against the mine, which would have lead to around 50...

India light bulb phase out: setting a smart example

Feature story | 25 February, 2009 at 1:00

How many light bulbs can 1 billion people change? About 400 million wasteful incandescent bulbs, in India’s case. Today, India has put in place a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, making way for a cleaner energy future. The...

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | 19 February, 2009 at 1:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we have delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming.The hourglass, inscribed with...

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | 12 February, 2009 at 15:29

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Save the Planet: now… or NOW

Feature story | 16 January, 2009 at 11:36

The Arctic Sunrise has embarked on a tour of Brazil to warn against the impacts of climate change and highlight the important role Brazil can play in fighting it.

Coal ash spills expose more of the true costs of coal

Feature story | 12 January, 2009 at 1:00

“Greenpeace could not have staged a bigger anti-coal demonstration than what you unintentionally put on” – Representative Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat, to the Tennessee Valley Authority.For the second time in less than three weeks, a coal...

EU renewables deal

Feature story | 10 December, 2008 at 1:00

As EU politicians reach a good agreement on renewable energy targets, Greenpeace declares the deal to be a ray of light amid the gloomy stone-age positions of EU member states on other elements of the package.

Global day of action - 2008

Feature story | 8 December, 2008 at 1:00

People across the world took to the streets for a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to tell the governments meeting in Poznan, Poland for crucial UN climate negotiations, that the world is watching them.

Confronting coal in Europe

Feature story | 2 December, 2008 at 1:00

As politicians gather to discuss the future of our climate, we took dramatic action on land and at sea to kick start an energy revolution. In Poland, activists carrying a banner reading “Quit Coal, Save the Climate” have scaled the 150 metre-high...

UN climate negotiations begin in Poznan

Feature story | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

It has been a year since governments in Bali pledged to nail down an agreement to save the climate by December 2009. That means they have one year left to agree on how to stop the climate crisis. This year’s UN meeting on Climate Change has just...

Polish mine workers attack peaceful Greenpeace protest

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

Peaceful protesters from the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Station were attacked by mine workers when they entered the vast Jóźwin IIB open pit mine. As the activists prepared to paint a huge "Stop" sign next to a giant excavator they were assaulted...

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