Our vision

We need a world where oceans and forests are protected and are allowed to flourish. We need a new story to emerge, one that places the entire Earth’s ability to thrive above the greed of a few.

Defending Our Oceans Tour - Hawaii Trash (Hawaii: 2006) © Greenpeace / Alex Hofford
Expedition to Pilato Lake in Italy to Detox the Great Outdoors © Roberto Isotti / Greenpeace

What you can do

#Forests

Save the Amazon

Losing the Amazon means losing the home of Indigenous and traditional communities, precious habitats, and the fight against climate change.

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#Forests

Restore Forests. Restore Hope.

Companies promised to get deforestation out of their products by 2020, but they are nowhere near that goal.

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#Arctic Sunrise #Esperanza #Oceans

Protect the Oceans

What if we treated our oceans like they matter?

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#Forests

Forests are life

We’re fighting to protect forests around the globe from deforestation and degradation.

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#Consumption #Oceans

Call for a Plastic-Free Future

We are calling on people around the world to create a “Million Acts of Blue”.

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#Consumption #Food

Eat less meat, more plants, tell your friends

The meat and dairy industry’s relentless quest for profit is putting all of us at risk.

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#Oceans #Oil

Defend the Amazon reef

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

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#Climate #Forests

Protect Rainforests

For decades, people like you have been taking action to stop deforestation, expose destructive companies, and protect Indigenous rights.

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#Climate #Oceans

Create ocean sanctuaries in the Antarctic

Almost half our planet is a vast blue wilderness, outside of the boundaries of flags, languages and national divisions.

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#Climate #Consumption #Food

Reconnect with food

Right now, most of us don’t know where our food comes from.

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#Forests

Defend the Great Northern Forest

The Great Northern Forest plays a crucial role in the survival of all life on Earth.

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#Food

Save the bees

Some pesticides pose direct risk to pollinators.

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Publications

Turtles Under Threat

January 2020

Why the world’s ultimate ocean wanderers need protection.

In Hot Water

December 2019

In Hot Water: The Climate Crisis and the Urgent Need for Ocean Protection

Under Fire

December 2019

Brazil’s forests and savannahs remain at the frontline of industrial agriculture’s war on the world’s climate, the environment and traditional communities.

Ghost Gear

November 2019

The Abandoned Fishing Nets Haunting Our Oceans Pollution of the world’s oceans is a growing and pervasive problem, and that is especially true of the increasing volume of ocean plastic.

The Wild West Atlantic

October 2019

The Blue Hole is in danger from overfishing, destructive fishing practices and the inability of states to cooperate to ensure that marine ecosystems are effectively protected, and fisheries sustainably managed.

In Deep Water

July 2019

The oceans are facing more threats now than at any time in history. Yet a nascent industry is ramping up to exert yet more pressure on marine life.

Sharks Under Attack

June 2019

Shark catches must be dramatically reduced if we want to see healthy oceans for future generations.

A Waste of Fish

June 2019

Regional fish stocks essential to food security and livelihoods of communities in West Africa are under threat from the fishmeal and fish oil industry.

Countdown to Extinction

June 2019

What will it take to get companies to act?

30×30: A Blueprint for Ocean Protection

April 2019

This report is the result of a year-long collaboration between leading academics at the University of York, University of Oxford and Greenpeace.

Dying for a cookie: How Mondelēz is feeding the climate and extinction crisis

November 2018

Perhaps one of the most flagrant examples of the RSPO’s failure to police its membership, and of companies like Mondelēz and Wilmar to enforce their policies, involves the Bumitama group.

A Crisis of Convenience: The corporations behind the plastics pollution pandemic

October 2018

To what degree are global FMCG companies doing to address the environmental and social impacts of their plastic packaging and waste?

The Final Countdown: Now or never to reform the palm oil industry

September 2018

A Greenpeace investigation has exposed how the world’s biggest brands are still linked to rainforest destruction in Indonesia.

Rogue Trader: Keeping deforestation in the family

June 2018

A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is still linked to forest destruction.

Microplastics in the Antarctic

June 2018

In early 2018, Greenpeace undertook an expedition to the Antarctic to carry out scientific research, including seabed submarine dives exploring little known benthic ecosystems and sampling for microplastics and persistent…

Imaginary Trees, Real Destruction

March 2018

A weak licensing regime and indiscriminate and illegal logging of Ipe are causing damage to the forest and its inhabitants. Some of the effects of this environmental crime are already…

Moment of Truth

March 2018

Halting and beginning to reverse the destruction of the world’s forests for agriculture is the cheapest, quickest and most equitable option to stabilise the climate and buy time for a…

Licence to Krill

March 2018

Greenpeace investigations reveal how krill-fishing companies are expanding operations in the fragile Antarctic ocean, putting an entire food web at risk.

Less Is More

March 2018

Reducing meat and dairy for a healthier life and planet — the Greenpeace vision of the meat and dairy system towards 2050.

Wiping Away the Boreal

September 2017

Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our…

Clearcutting Free Speech

May 2017

Canada’s Great Northern Forest is an ancient forest, shaped by forces of nature and stewarded by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Also known as Canada’s boreal forest, it has some…

Eye on the Taiga

March 2017

Human activities are currently driving species to extinction at a rate 1,000 times the average natural rate over the past 65 million years. Habitat loss, including degradation and fragmentation, is…

The Environmental Risks of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

January 2017

Neonicotinoid pesticides were first introduced in the mid-1990s and since then their use has grown rapidly so that they have become the most widely used class of insecticides in the…

Made in Taiwan

April 2016

Illegality and criminal wrongdoing in Taiwanese fisheries are increasingly well documented. Yet too often these very serious problems are reported and dealt with by Taiwanese authorities as if they were…

This Far, No Further

March 2016

Investigations by Greenpeace have shown industrial fishing fleets using destructive bottom trawling are invading previously pristine areas of the Barents Sea in the Norwegian Arctic.

Twenty Years of Failure

November 2015

Twenty years ago, the first genetically modified (GM) crops were planted in the USA, alongside dazzling promises about this new technology. Two decades on, the promises are getting bigger and…

Europe’s Pesticide Addiction

October 2015

Europe’s dependency on chemical pesticides is nothing short of an addiction. Crops are routinely doused with a variety of chemicals, usually applied multiple times to single crops throughout the whole…

Ecological Farming: The seven principles of a food system that has people at its heart

May 2015

We are living with a broken food system. It needs to be replaced urgently for the benefit of all people, and the planet. Greenpeace’s Food and Farming Vision describes what…

Pesticides and our Health

May 2015

Since 1950 the human population has doubled, yet the area of arable land used to feed these people has increased by only 10%. There are huge pressures to provide food,…

Smart Breeding

October 2014

GE crops are very limited in sophistication, being almost completely dominated by herbicide tolerance and insect resistance traits. Could the numerous tools of biotechnology deliver better outcomes? This report tries…

FSC Case Studies

August 2014

To keep FSC certification as a credible tool to help protect forests, Greenpeace International is publishing a series of case studies exposing controversial operations that are posing the greatest risk…

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…

Plan Bee – Living Without Pesticides

May 2014

The drastic decline of wild and managed bee populations recorded in recent years in Europe and North America is alarming given our reliance on these insect pollinators for biodiversity and…

The Bees’ Burden

April 2014

This study reports concentrations of pesticides found in pollen brought back to hives by foraging bees, and sampled using pollen traps or direct from the comb. This is one of…

Golden Illusion

October 2013

GE ‘Golden’ rice is a genetically engineered (GE, also called genetically modified, GM) rice variety developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Proponents portray GE ‘Golden’ rice…

Deep Seabed Mining

July 2013

The deep sea is a place of myth and mystery, filled with weird and wonderful life forms, and vital to the survival of our planet. But now, this mostly unknown…

Oceans in the Balance

May 2013

Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Billions of people rely on our oceans for their food and for employment. In return, we are plundering the oceans of…

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…

Bees in Decline

April 2013

Honeybees and wild pollinators play a crucial role in agriculture and food production. However, the current chemical-intensive agriculture model is threatening both, and thereby putting food supply at risk.

Ecological Livestock

February 2013

Human pressure on the planet is reaching a scale that could compromise the stability of the Earth’s systems. A group of influential scientists have recently identified nine planetary boundaries related…

Defining Ecological Farming

May 2011

Ecological Farming ensures healthy farming and healthy food for today and tomorrow, by protecting soil, water and climate, promotes biodiversity, and does not contaminate the environment with chemical inputs or…

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…

Mediterranean Sea – Threats and Solutions

July 2006

The Mediterranean Sea is the world’s largest inland sea,a beautiful,but troubled body of water stretching for 2.5 million km2 between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. Threats such as…

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