From the Executive Director
As Greenpeace’s extraordinary “Pole to Pole” expedition from the Arctic to the Antarctic now reaches its grand finale, our campaign for the most ambitious conservation effort in human history is more energized than ever. All along the route the ship’s crews and campaigners teamed up with scientists and researchers to study the state of our oceans and marine life, making both exciting discoveries and also gathering heartbreaking and alarming data on the impacts of plastic pollution and the climate crisis.
Our findings are contributing to the world’s understanding of why the United Nations must agree on a strong Global Ocean Treaty this year—one that leads to the creation of fully protected marine sanctuaries covering at least 30% of the world’s oceans, which the science tells us is a must if we are to succeed in buffering the impacts of climate change and saving wildlife.
The impact of the climate crisis on our oceans, and all of the planet, has far-reaching implications for wildlife and humankind, requiring an urgent global political response. Greenpeace’s climate campaigns are escalating and amplifying—from the work being done in countries all over the globe to achieve a world beyond oil, to our push for California to lead the way in phasing out fossil fuels, including holding Fire Drill Friday climate action rallies in Los Angeles and other Golden State cities, to engaging people in communities all across the country to strengthen our demand for climate leadership nationwide.
Our grassroots power is growing, and, with it, our capacity to create the change we need for a livable, sustainable planet. Thanks to your support, Greenpeace is able to give it our all in the fight for our climate, oceans, forests, and all life on Earth. We couldn’t be more grateful to have you with us, and I hope you are pleased to see in these pages how your support is helping us rise up in defense of the natural world you love.
For a green and peaceful future,
Annie Leonard, Executive Director
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