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Climate Rescue Station launched against coal in Poland

Feature story | 12 November, 2008 at 1:00

We have set up a Climate Rescue Station on the edge of a vast open pit coal mine in Konin, Poland. The Rescue Station is a four storey tall planet earth and will be used as a platform to tell the world that we can save the climate, but only if we...

Greenpeace protesters stop illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Press release | 29 August, 2017 at 18:41

Warsaw, 29 August 2017 - Peaceful activists from 12 European countries, brought together by Greenpeace Poland, have put themselves in the way of state-run logging machinery which is violating a July 27th EU Court of Justice interim ban on logging...

Poland's nuclear energy programme stumbles again: Has PGE lost control of its...

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 22 May, 2014 9 comments

In late February, during one of our regular strolls through the Lubiatowo dunes where the Polish government and the utility PGE are planning to build 3,000 MW of nuclear capacity, we found something peculiar. Bright orange sticks –...

How Polish nuclear boss commemorated Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Blog entry by Jan Haverkamp | 24 May, 2013 5 comments

On the 27th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, Aleksander Grad, the nuclear director of Polish utility PGE, sat behind his huge desk in his likewise huge office in Warsaw. What was he doing?  Keeping two minutes of...

Greenpeace joins Polish demonstration against coal

Press release | 15 November, 2008 at 1:00

400 people living around a huge open pit mine near Konin, Poland, joined Greenpeace today to reclaim the land occupied by the mine, which threatens their homes andlivelihoods. At noon, local residents together with 7 mayors from villages and...

What’s happening in Poland’s last remaining ancient forest will make you furious

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | 30 June, 2017 3 comments

Would you put your body on the line to stop some of Europe’s oldest trees from being cut down? That’s what hundreds of activists are doing to protect the Białowieża Forest in Poland. Fifth blockade of the Białowieża Ancient...

We shall not be moved

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | 7 September, 2017 5 comments

This week, a courageous group of activists from across Europe are joining Greenpeace Poland to stop illegal logging in the ancient Białowieża  Forest. Dozens of people have been chaining themselves to trees and logging machinery to...

Konin coalition stands up against coal

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 1:00

Our team at the Climate Rescue Station in Poland joined 400 local people who live close to an open coal mine for a mass demonstration. Seven mayors from nearby villages and towns, which are facing destruction because of the mine's expansion, also...

Communities in conflict: Lignite mining on the Poland-Germany border

Blog entry by Helle Abelvik-Lawson | 26 August, 2014

Janina Dziadez's farmhouse in the village of Biecz is surrounded by old red-brick barns and the 79 year old's immaculately-kept garden. She moved here with her husband in 1954 and the farm houses four generations of the matriarch's...

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...

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