Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
Our goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
That means we act to:
- protect biodiversity in all its forms
- prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water
- end all nuclear threats
- promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence
Our core values
- Personal responsibility and nonviolence. We take action based on conscience. This means we are accountable for our actions and take personal responsibility. We are committed to peacefulness; everyone on a Greenpeace action is trained in nonviolence.
- Independence. We do not accept money from governments, the European Union, corporations or political parties. Individual contributions, with some grants from charitable foundations, are the only source of our funding.
- Greenpeace has no permanent friends or foes. If your government or company is willing to change, we will work with you. Reverse course, and we will be back. What matters isn’t words, but actions.
- Promoting solutions. It’s not enough for us to point the finger; we also develop, research and promote concrete steps towards a green and peaceful future for all of us.
Greenpeace European Unit is a member of the Green 10, an informal association of environmental NGOs working at EU level. The Green 10 consists of the following organisations:
- Birdlife International
- CEE Bankwatch Network
- Climate Action Network (Europe)
- European Environmental Bureau
- Transport and Environment
- Health and Environment Alliance
- Friends of the Earth Europe
- Greenpeace European Unit
- International Friends of Nature
- WWF European Policy Office
Greenpeace European Unit is a signatory to the founding statement of the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation in the EU (ALTER-EU), a coalition of NGOs, trade unions, academics and businesses calling for lobbying disclosure in Brussels, a code of conduct for EU officials and an end to privileged access to EU decision-makers for corporate interest groups.