Our vision

Fossil fuel companies will fight tooth and nail to keep us locked to the path that gives them a few more years of profit – the path that sends us careering off a cliff. We must fight equally hard – harder – to grab the opportunity to take control of our own destiny. It may be our last chance. We are the ones we have been waiting for.

We are the generation that goes beyond coal and oil.

Tibetan Woman with Solar Panels, Everest Expedition © John Novis / Greenpeace
Climate March at the UN Climate Conference COP23 in Bonn. © Greenpeace
Saihanba Wind Farm in Inner Mongolia © Simon Lim / Greenpeace

What you can do

#Climate #Oil

All of us vs. Arctic Oil

When politicians put oil and profit before people and planet, we need to hold them accountable.

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Let’s end the age of oil

People vs Oil: Join the movement to end the age of oil

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#Climate #Energy Revolution #Oil

Join the wave of resistance against pipelines

We stand in solidarity with Indigenous allies to protect water, land, wildlife and the right to protest.

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Demand IT companies rethink technology

Imagine if the data centres that drive our internet were powered by renewable energy, rather than dirty coal.

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Defend the Amazon reef

Let’s make the world know about this underwater treasure!

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Save the Arctic

For millennia people lived in the Arctic alongside some of the most elusive and majestic animals.

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Publications

A Coal Phase-Out Pathway for 1.5°C

October 2018

A rapid transition away from coal is technically and economically possible, but it will require aggressive retirement of coal plants coupled with equally aggressive deployment of efficiency measures and low-carbon…

Clicking Clean

January 2017

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…

Clicking Clean

May 2015

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…

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

September 2014

Today, more and more people around the world rely on laptops, phones and tablets as an essential part of their everyday lives. However, the rate at which they purchase and…

Arctic Sanctuary

June 2014

Arctic coastal states are keen to lay claim on the valuable resources found beyond their national boundaries, and they have all submitted applications to extend their polar seabeds. Governments and…

Your Online World: #ClickClean or Dirty?

April 2014

From social media to music, streaming video, email and commerce, we are increasingly moving much of our lives online. But which companies are storing all of that data, and how…

The Need for a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

May 2013

The current way of managing the high seas puts short-term corporate interests before the long-term health of our oceans. Unless action is taken to restore and protect the health of…

Cool IT Leaderboard

April 2013

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…

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

August 2012

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…

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

July 2012

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…

How Clean is Your Cloud?

April 2012

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…

How dirty is your data?

April 2011

“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,…

Green Electronics Survey #3

January 2011

Greenpeace congratulates the electronics industry on making progress the many technical hurdles it has been facing – but we also show that the industry hasn’t finished finding green solutions just…

Emergency Oceans Rescue Plan

October 2010

Our oceans are in crisis. Hardly a week goes by without another major study linking the loss of marine biodiversity with human activity. Scientists repeatedly warn that many ocean ecosystems…

Make IT Green: Cloud computing and its contribution to climate change

March 2010

It is clear that as the energy demand of the internet grows, with the shift to cloud computing, the supply of renewable energy must also keep pace to prevent having…

Toxic Transformers Briefing

February 2010

This briefing summarises a recent report from Greenpeace that pulls together evidence demonstrating the human health and environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that contain brominated and chlorinated…

Switching on to Green Electronics

December 2009

It’s time for the electronics industry to green-up: this report details the problems with toxic components, recycling and energy policies, explaining what the industry needs to do to lessen its…

Recycling of electronic waste in India and China – Summary

August 2005

Expansion of the global market for electrical and electronic products continues to accelerate, while the lifespan of the products is dropping, resulting in a corresponding explosion in electronic scrap.

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