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Global Shift

Publication | 18 October, 2017 at 8:00

According to recent news reports, coal power is being squeezed between two trends: the shrinking deployment of new coal plants and the accelerating retirement of old coal plants.

Clicking Clean 2015

Publication | 12 May, 2015 at 20:00

While there may be significant energy efficiency gains from moving our lives online, the explosive growth of our digital lives is outstripping those gains. Publishing conglomerates now consume more energy from their data centers than their...

Clicking Clean

Publication | 10 January, 2017 at 9:00

The internet will likely be the largest single thing we build as a species. Tasked with creating and then catering to the world’s insatiable appetite for messages, photos, and streaming video, along with critical systems supporting our financial,...

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...

The Great Water Grab

Publication | 22 March, 2016 at 2:15

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development.

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.

This Far, No Further

Publication | 2 March, 2016 at 7:00

Investigations by Greenpeace have shown industrial fishing fleets using destructive bottom trawling are invading previously pristine areas of the Barents Sea in the Norwegian Arctic.

The Dark Side of Volkswagen

Publication | 30 June, 2011 at 9:42

The Volkswagen Group is the largest car maker in Europe. It has repeatedly claimed that it wants to be a ‘green’ company, but has so far failed to live up to its green ambitions. It has been slow to make its fleet more efficient, despite having...

Global Concentrating Solar Power Outlook 2009

Publication | 25 May, 2009 at 2:00

With advanced industry development and high levels of energy efficiency, concentrated solar power could meet up to 7 percent of the world's power needs by 2030 and fully one quarter by 2050.

Complaint to the Greenland Ombudsman

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 12:25

Greenpeace complaint regarding the Bureau of Mineral Petroleum’s refusal of access to a number of documents related to oil exploration in West Greenland, and some procedural errors by the BMP in the treatment of access requests.

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

Publication | 27 August, 2012 at 17:56

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the global average rate.

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

Publication | 12 July, 2012 at 18:00

The following analysis updates our evaluation of Apple to account for its recent clean energy announcements, and outlines the additional steps Apple should take to fulfill its laudable ambition to set a new bar with a “coal-free” and 100%...

Greenwash+20

Publication | 12 June, 2012 at 15:45

Today, greenwash is alive and well, as you will no doubt see at the Rio+20 conference. The Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) coalition, for example, will be there again, and we invite you to compare their rhetoric to what was...

Silent Killers

Publication | 12 June, 2013 at 1:00

32,000 life years would be robbed every year if the coal-fired power plants currently under construction or in planning go into operation. This loss of life is entirely unnecessary, as renewable energy and the latest cutting-edge energy-efficient...

Cool IT Leaderboard 6

Publication | 24 April, 2013 at 18:00

The Cool IT Leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence to bring about a rapid clean energy...

How much Climate Change can we bear?

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

Scientific knowledge is increasing constantly and improving our understanding of the likely changes that will come from rising global temperatures and the assessment keeps getting worse. A Greenpeace Briefing for the Climate Negotiations in...

The Lion Wakes Up (Executive Summary)

Publication | 6 March, 2008 at 15:14

In January 2008, after three years of good news about decreasing annual rates of deforestation in the Amazon region, the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and the Brazilian National Institute on Space Research (INPE) released...

Tropical deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol

Publication | 3 December, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace's proposal for how the Kyoto Protocol should address the issue of tropical deforestation, which accounts for approximately 20 per cent of global C02 emissions.

Dealing in Doubt

Publication | 24 March, 2010 at 1:00

The climate denial industry and climate science - a brief history of attacks on climate science, climate scientists and the IPCC.

Impacts of climate change on wine in France

Publication | 4 September, 2009 at 18:06

Climate change threatens the future of wine making in France, as unpredictable heat waves and hail storms take their toll on vine crops.

A north sea electricity grid [R]evolution

Publication | 6 May, 2009 at 12:54

Electricity output of interconnected offshore wind power.A vision of offshore wind power integration.

Racing Over the Edge:
New science on the climate crisis

Publication | 27 May, 2009 at 15:00

The world has entered an era of dangerous and destructive climate change, and this change is increasing exponentially through lack of action to tackle the problem. Whether or not we can step back from the brink and change course will depend...

Equity and Climate Action:
Greenpeace Position

Publication | 27 May, 2009 at 15:01

There is an urgent need for bold action on a global scale to bring greenhouse gas emissions down as close to zero as possible by mid-century in order to avoid catastrophic change - and all countries will need to participate in this effort. One of...

Copenhagen Climate Summit
Greenpeace Demands

Publication | 27 May, 2009 at 14:58

2009 will see an intensive round of international negotiations, culminating in the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit in December as governments thrash out a deal to combat climate change. This represents the best chance we have of reversing...

Cool IT Leaderboard 4

Publication | 7 December, 2010 at 13:51

It has been two years since the Climate Group published "SMART 2020", a report that uncovered the IT sector's potential to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions to 15 percent of business as usual by 2020. Accordingly, this is the fourth...

Battle of the grids

Publication | 18 January, 2011 at 10:56

Europe’s electricity grid is characterised by big, polluting power stations pumping out constant energy, regardless of consumer need. Climate policy and consumer demand are hurtling us towards a smarter, more efficient Europe-wide grid opening up...

How dirty is your data?

Publication | 21 April, 2011 at 0:11

"How Dirty Is Your Data?" is the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies including Akamai, Amazon.com (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo, and highlights the need for...

Cool IT Leaderboard 5

Publication | 8 February, 2012 at 7:00

Pitching global IT companies against each other to find who comes out top in the fight to stop climate change, the 5th edition of the Leaderboard compares the firms on their IT Climate Solutions, IT Energy Impact and Political Advocacy.

Energy Revolution 2007

Publication | 1 January, 2007 at 16:41

This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to emerge in the coming years and decades.There is now universal recognition of the fact that new...

Who is responsible for climate change?

Publication | 21 November, 2013 at 13:10

Climate change is no longer an abstract concept that scientists and environmentalists discuss, but a reality of many people’s lives. Over the past few years record breaking and extreme weather events including sweltering summers, super-storms,...

How Clean is Your Cloud?

Publication | 17 April, 2012 at 18:00

How much energy is required to power the ever-expanding online world? What percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to the IT sector? This report takes a look at the energy choices some of the largest and fastest growing IT...

Energy Revolution 2012

Publication | 1 June, 2012 at 12:27

Energy [R]evolution 2012 provides a consistent fundamental pathway for how to protect our climate: getting the world from where we are now to where we need to be by phasing out fossil fuels and cutting CO2 emissions while ensuring energy security.

Point of No Return

Publication | 22 January, 2013 at 15:00

The world is quickly reaching a Point of No Return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. With total disregard for this unfolding global disaster, the fossil fuel industry is planning 14 massive coal, oil and gas projects that would...

America is acting on Climate Change

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

The Kyoto Protocol entered into force on February 16 2005 and became international law applicable to the 166 countries that have signed and ratified the treaty but not to those who have not - most significantly the United States. There is...

Montreal Climate Summit 2005: Greenpeace Document kit

Publication | 15 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace position papers and backgrounders for the 2005 Montreal Climate Summit.

Energy Revolution 2005

Publication | 27 September, 2005 at 2:00

The Greenpeace energy revolution scenario: A sustainable pathway to a clean energy future for Europe Greenpeace and the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), have developed a blueprint for the EU energy...

Europe Needs a Target for Clean Energy

Publication | 13 June, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace presents its views on how the EU can guarantee a clean energy revolution in Europe, which is a fundamental contribution in the global fight against climate change.

The True Cost of Coal

Publication | 27 November, 2008 at 1:00

Traditionally considered the cheapest fuel around, the market price for coal ignores its most significant impacts. These so-called "external costs" manifests themselves as damages such as respiratory diseases, mining accidents, acid rain, smog...

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 17:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Mind the Gap

Publication | 1 June, 2010 at 14:15

There is a major gap between what Governments have pledged since Copenhagen on greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets - and what is actually needed to keep global temperature rise to below 2 degrees C. But there are solutions!

Energy Revolution 2010

Publication | 7 June, 2010 at 11:24

A global energy scenario paints a picture of our common future – the picture depicts how the future could unfold. Energy scenarios send important messages on alternative futures to decision makers in political, financial, industrial sectors as...

Solar Generation 2010

Publication | 27 October, 2010 at 15:30

Solar photovoltaic could account for 5% of global power demand by 2020, and up to 9% by 2030, according to this global solar photovoltaic outlook by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) and Greenpeace International.

Guide to Greener Electronics - 17th Edition

Publication | 3 November, 2011 at 16:30

Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics - 17th Edition aims to reducing the environmental impact of the electronics sector, its energy use and emissions throughout its supply chain and avoiding the use of unsustainable materials. The Guide also...

Global Wind Energy Outlook

Publication | 21 October, 2014 at 6:00

Published by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, the Global Wind Energy Outlook is a biennial report that examines the status and future prospects of wind power.

Energy Revolution 2008

Publication | 27 October, 2008 at 1:00

This report provides a blueprint showing how to apply existing technologies to halve global CO2 emissions by 2050, whilst allowing for an increase in energy consumption. The report is divided into 10 regional reports, with a global summary. It...

Increasing the Ambition of EU Emissions Trading

Publication | 23 June, 2006 at 2:00

An Assessment of the Draft Second Allocation Plans and Verified Emission Reports of Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands

Whose Power Is IT Anyway- A Report on European Energy Suppliers

Publication | 27 April, 2005 at 2:00

Every day we damage our climate by using fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas) for energy and transport. Climate change impacts our lives and is expected to destroy many natural environments in the coming years. Just ten big powercompanies control...

Nuclear Reactor Hazards: ongoing dangers of operating nuclear reactors

Publication | 25 April, 2005 at 2:00

A comprehensive assessment of the hazards of operational reactors, new 'evolutionary' designs and future reactor concepts and the risks associated with the management of spent nuclear fuel, this report describes the characteristics and inherent...

Forests for Climate - fact sheet

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 21:05

Protecting the world’s remaining tropical forests is a key part of the solution to tackling the climate crisis. Tropical forests, the "lungs of the earth" are giant carbon stores. When they are destroyed through logging or burning, this carbon is...

Forests for Climate - brochure (2nd edition)

Publication | 11 March, 2008 at 1:00

Forests for Climate is a landmark proposal for an international funding mechanism to protect tropical forests. The mechanism would become part of the second phase of the Kyoto (post-2012) agreement on climate change. If countries commit to...

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