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Swiss authorities refuse to act, so these senior women are taking their climate case...

Press release | 26 May, 2017 at 13:10

St. Gallen, Switzerland, 26 May 2017 – Members of the association, Senior Women For Climate Protection (Klimaseniorinnen), today personally delivered their legal complaint against Swiss authorities to the Federal Administrative Court. This is the...

Swiss Grannies launch legal challenge to demand stronger climate action

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 9:00

Bern, Switzerland, 25 October 2016 - More than 450 women aged 65 and over, today joined a global wave of legal actions demanding climate justice. The group launched a legal challenge to the Swiss Government’s climate policies, highlighting...

One of life's hard-to-believe moments: Drilling holes in a nuclear reactor

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 22 July, 2014 12 comments

Switzerland's cheese is famous for its holes and now one of the country's nuclear reactors is infamous for the same reason. I don't know about you but I'm terrible at home improvements and DIY. Ask me to hang a picture on the...

Activists set up basecamp at Mammut HQ to demand end of toxic chemical use

Press release | 17 February, 2016 at 8:59

Seon, Switzerland, 17 February 2016 - More than 15 Greenpeace activists from six countries have today installed a conference table on the facade of Mammut’s headquarters in Seon, Switzerland to invite CEO, Rolf Schmid, to negotiate a commitment...

Silver Power: Swiss grannies challenge Government’s weak climate policies

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 25 October, 2016

The Paris climate agreement got some new teeth today when more than 450 women aged 65 and older submitted a legal petition to force the Swiss government to take stronger action on climate change. The complaint alleges that weak...

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...

Switzerland stands strong against GE

Feature story | 9 March, 2010 at 1:00

The Swiss Parliament has just extended its ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) plants for three more years. Originally enacted in 2005, Switzerland will stay GE-free until at least 2013.

Nuclear news: PR stunt at Fukushima, nuclear reactor design flaws, anti-nuclear...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 23 May, 2011

As the Japanese authorities struggle to contain the radiation that continues to leak from the stricken Fukushima nuclear reactors , the news remains bleak and not a little strange. Back in March when the media was still interested...

Stopping a train of African tropical wood

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 2:02

Greenpeace activists are carried away after stopping a train of African tropical wood, imported by Fritz Jaeggi, in Koblenz, Switzerland, 2000.

Forest Action at Nestlé AGM in Switzerland

Image | 5 April, 2010 at 15:28

05 April - Switzerland. Greenpeace activists dressed as orang-utans protest in front of the building of the Nestlé annual shareholders meeting. "Nestlé, give us a break" is their message to the world's largest food company who continues using...

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