Investigate

We believe in the public’s right to know about what’s happening to our planet. Our investigations expose environmental crimes and the people, companies and governments that need to be held responsible.

Crew members look on as scientist Josh Jones adjusts filters applied to audio coming from an acoustic array being towed by the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, off the Southern California coast. The Arctic Sunrise is assisting in scientific research into ocean noise and micro plastics pollution during the San Diego, California to Long Beach, California leg of its current voyage.

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We’ve exposed illegal fishing and human rights violations at sea, illegal timber trading across the globe and tracked how dirty energy money in politics affects the policies around climate change.

Before we solve an environmental problem, we need to know how it works, and we’re committed to figuring that out. We work with experts, scientists and researchers across the globe to build a deep understanding of the problem, and we push for transparency from our government and corporations.

We provide detailed investigations into global corporations to see which companies are part of positive change, and which ones are holding us back. Our research team uses tools like the Freedom of Information Act to hold the government accountable for its actions. Then we provide that information to our supporters, activists and the public so we all have the facts to make informed decisions.

What does the planet and the people who live on it need to be healthy? The answer, and nothing else, determines Greenpeace’s position on an environmental issue. Not politics, not donations, not what anybody else says or does. Our campaigns plot the most direct course from where we are today to where we need to be for a sustainable planet.Mark Floegel, Greenpeace Research Director

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