Inconvenient truths and unlikely allies combined in 2006 to make it a notable year for Greenpeace and the environment.

Greenpeace has campaigned for climate protection for two decades, and is uniquely placed to provide leadership in the tough years to come: to promote radical solutions and oppose false promises. Our financial independence – we take no money from governments or corporations – and adherence to the principles of peaceful nonviolent direct action give enormous support to the solutions we propose. Our long involvement in the climate debate means we can hold the politicians to their promises and ensure that the new ‘greening of business’, or Corporate Social Responsibility, is not a soft sell, devoid of hard action, but something that will combine to hold global warming to a manageable level.

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