What we do: The issues we work on

Greenpeace exists because this fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action!

 

Stop climate change

Climate change

With the world on the brink of runaway climate change, it is time to get serious. We're calling upon governments and industry to step up and make big improvements. And there's a lot you can do to help.
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Protect ancient forests

Forests

Forests are home to about two-thirds of the world's land-based species of plants and animals. They keep the climate stable and maintain the balance of life on Earth. Their destruction produces about one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions.
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Defending our oceans

Oceans

Seen from space the Earth is covered in a blue mantle. It is a planet on which the continents are dwarfed by the oceans surrounding them and the immensity of the marine realm.
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Agriculture

Agriculture

Greenpeace is campaigning for agriculture that is good for the planet and people. Healthy food grown with the environment- not against it. Farming that helps farmers to cope with climate change.
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Eliminate toxic chemicals

Toxic pollution

Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.
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End the nuclear age

Nuclear

Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear  power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants. 
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The latest updates

 

Many activists start out as lonely people, but we are never alone

Blog entry by Nanticha Ocharoenchai | March 20, 2019

One ordinary Monday afternoon on March 11, stuck in Copywriting class for three hours, once again I learned nothing new and got bored. And what do bored students do? They scroll through their phones. I scrolled through mine that day...

From Sea to Can: 2018 Southeast Asia Canned Tuna Ranking

Publication | December 5, 2018 at 5:51

Greenpeace is running an international campaign to steer the global tuna industry towards more environmentally and socially responsible sourcing.

THE RECYCLING MYTH

Publication | November 27, 2018 at 10:00

In many places a waste management system exists that claims to dispose, incinerate or recycle collected plastic waste. In reality, most of the plastic waste generated in high-income countries is transported to low- and middle- income countries,...

Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Alexander Navarro | September 18, 2018

Wings of Paradise mural by award-winning Malaysian artist Lee Hui Ling in Kuala Lumpur's historic Chinatown district.  © Greenpeace For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning...

Peter Willcox: You cannot use violence to change people’s minds

Feature story | July 10, 2018 at 13:54

When people look at the oceans some only see deep blue water. Others only see fish and the bounty underneath the surface. But there are many, like Captain Peter "Pete" Wilcox who see the sea for what it truly is- a living, breathing, thriving...

Yeb Saño: “We will not stop until we hold fossil fuel companies accountable for...

Feature story | June 20, 2018 at 14:58

When Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, slammed into the city of Tacloban in the Philippines on November 2013, Naderev "Yeb" Saño knew it was no ordinary typhoon. In fact, typhoons have now become more devastating, boosted...

polluting paradise

Publication | April 16, 2018 at 13:08

How the Celukan Bawang coal-fired power plant is destroying the health and well-being of people in northern Bali.

“Chief, there is fire at sea!”

Blog entry by Hikmat Soeriatanuwijaya | April 10, 2018

It was around 0330 in the morning when the Margasari Village Chief, Ride, woke up. He usually awoke early for morning prayers anyway. But that day, Saturday 31 March 2018, he woke up because some of the villagers came to report an...

Annual Report 2016

Publication | December 5, 2017 at 15:16

The year 2016 was a year of uncertainties. But it will go down in history as a year of resistance when hundreds of thousands stood together to defend their rights. 2016 was just the beginning. People are rising up. I share the belief that a...

Still Cooking the Climate

Publication | November 27, 2017 at 1:00

The palm oil industry is still a leading cause of deforestation in Indonesia. Three years after the world’s biggest palm oil traders adopted ‘no deforestation’ policies, Greenpeace International examined 11 traders to see how much progress they...

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