Protecting nature means protecting ourselves

What supports a healthy life? As COVID-19 disrupts our lives across the world, we wake up each day wondering how to get the support we need to get through this crisis.  From standing in queues or walking long distances for food, to grandparents trying Zoom for the first time and to neighbours checking in on … Continue reading “Protecting nature means protecting ourselves”

Why we need to talk about Debt Cancellation for Global South Countries

We are facing a triple crisis globally: a public health crisis, an economic crisis and an ecological crisis, all which require just solutions. International debt payment cancellation is a solution we can use in our post-COVID recovery. Why we need to cancel debt payments Unconditionally cancelling international debt payments is the fastest way to keep … Continue reading “Why we need to talk about Debt Cancellation for Global South Countries”

Commons: how the art of co-operation is the only way out of this crisis

The chaos and confusion of the COVID-19 outbreak has revealed some inescapable truths about how we live. It’s shown us how vulnerable, interdependent and interconnected we are. One by one, all the flaws of our current socio-economic systems are being exposed, with an escalating toll of damage.  Prague during the COVID-19 shutdown. © Petr Zewlakk … Continue reading “Commons: how the art of co-operation is the only way out of this crisis”

Swiss Federal Court puts human rights last in the climate crisis

Zurich, Switzerland – The association of Senior Women for Climate Protection, Switzerland, along with four other private citizens had their climate lawsuit appeal dismissed by the Swiss Federal Court today. [1] Because the decision failed to uphold the seniors’ fundamental rights in the face of the climate crisis the board is proposing to their members … Continue reading “Swiss Federal Court puts human rights last in the climate crisis”

Thai Union’s audit shows progress, but work still needed on many commitments – Greenpeace

Bangkok, Thailand – Almost three years after Thai Union made a landmark agreement with Greenpeace to tackle illegal fishing, overfishing, and to improve the livelihoods of workers across its supply chains, a review into its progress shows how the seafood giant is advancing in some key areas but has work to do in order to … Continue reading “Thai Union’s audit shows progress, but work still needed on many commitments – Greenpeace”

Automobiles : la transition écologique au point mort

A l’heure actuelle, le secteur automobile n’est pas en cohérence avec le défi climatique, et la crise qu’il traverse actuellement doit être l’occasion d’une remise à plat. Il est temps de mettre la transition écologique au cœur de la relance, mais ce n’est pas ce qui se profile. Cet article Automobiles : la transition écologique … Continue reading “Automobiles : la transition écologique au point mort”

We don’t need more fishing licences – we need help to fight COVID-19

“During this health crisis, what we need is support to clean up and disinfect our processing sites, not more new fishing licences.” This is what Jaba Diop, the coordinator of the National Coalition of Female Fish Processors of Senegal against Fishmeal, has to say. Jaba Diop, interviewed by media as she meets with Greenpeace on the … Continue reading “We don’t need more fishing licences – we need help to fight COVID-19”

Connaissez-vous bien les bateaux de Greenpeace ?

Greenpeace ne serait pas Greenpeace sans ses bateaux. Témoins de la destruction de l’environnement, ils sont nos yeux et nos oreilles. Et quand témoigner ne suffit plus, ils passent à l’action. Ils ont été attaqués, sabordés, coulés… Mais ils sont aimés par des millions de personnes. Découvrez-les en faisant notre quiz ! Cet article Connaissez-vous bien … Continue reading “Connaissez-vous bien les bateaux de Greenpeace ?”

Climat et dividendes, l’argent du chaos

Des millions de vies sont en danger. Le climat s’emballe. Pendant ce temps, des entreprises détruisent l’environnement à coups de milliards de tonnes de carbone. Et rémunèrent leurs actionnaires à coups de milliards d’euros. Il est inacceptable que les multinationales et les marchés financiers prospèrent sur des activités et des investissements qui dérèglent le climat. … Continue reading “Climat et dividendes, l’argent du chaos”

Rethinking trade in times of COVID-19

I’m sitting inside my home, looking out of the window and I’m frustrated (well, angry, but women aren’t supposed to be) with our politicians and decision-makers. If they hadn’t been so enamoured with neoliberalism over the past few decades, or if even those purportedly progressive ones hadn’t shrugged their shoulders and agreed that there was … Continue reading “Rethinking trade in times of COVID-19”

Total abandonne le pétrole et le gaz ?

Total a annoncé ce mercredi 5 mai 2020 prendre de nouveaux engagements pour atteindre la neutralité carbone en 2050. Mais lorsqu’on y regarde de plus près, ces engagements ne sont rien d’autre qu’un écran de fumée visant à préserver les objectifs financiers de l’entreprise et des dividendes pour les actionnaires. Comme dans ce genre de … Continue reading “Total abandonne le pétrole et le gaz ?”

Remembering Bob Hunter: mind bomber

May 2 of this year marks 15 years since the passing of Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter. Although Hunter remains legendary within Greenpeace lore, readers may not know about his life outside of Greenpeace or the social-change philosophy that inspired his ecological strategy.  Rex Weyler, John Cormack, and Bob Hunter on board the Phyllis Cormack. © … Continue reading “Remembering Bob Hunter: mind bomber”

Why World Tuna Day matters to all of us right now

A yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) breaks the surface of the Pacific Ocean © Paul Hilton / GreenpeaceToday is not just about the fish, although a tuna fish is reason enough to celebrate. Have you seen one? They’re really quite beautiful. And some species are huge! The tiny 200g cans on the supermarket shelf allude nothing … Continue reading “Why World Tuna Day matters to all of us right now”

Fossil fuel platform operators pollute the North Sea with 9000 tonnes of oil per year

Hamburg, Germany – A quarter of a century to the day after the Brent Spar campaign, oil companies continue to pollute the North Sea with thousands of tonnes of oil every year. [1] In 2017, the North Sea platforms emitted around 30 million tonnes of CO2, and 180,000 tonnes of chemicals and 9,000 tonnes of … Continue reading “Fossil fuel platform operators pollute the North Sea with 9000 tonnes of oil per year”

Air France a du plomb dans l’aile

L’annonce est tombée vendredi 24 avril, lors de l’allocution télévisée de Bruno Le Maire, ministre de l’Economie : le soutien de l’Etat à Air France, sous forme de prêts, s’élèvera à sept milliards d’euros, sans aucune contrepartie écologique à la hauteur de l’enjeu climatique. Quatre milliards sous forme de prêts bancaires garantis par l’Etat et … Continue reading “Air France a du plomb dans l’aile”

Land grabbers, loggers and miners don’t self-isolate

Around this time every year, thousands of Indigenous Peoples from all over Brazil travel to its capital, Brasília, for the Acampamento Terra Livre (Free Land Camp), the largest gathering of Indigenous Peoples in the world. Some travel thousands of kilometers by land and water from remote corners of the Amazon to camp in front of … Continue reading “Land grabbers, loggers and miners don’t self-isolate”

Chernobyl still burns

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, the fourth reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. 34 years later, Chernobyl radioactivity is still circulating. The long-lived radionuclides released by the accident mean the disaster continues decades on. The wildfires started on April 3rd, due to abnormally hot, dry and windy weather. … Continue reading “Chernobyl still burns”

Greenpeace Switzerland warns shareholders against Nestlé’s plastic investments

Lausanne, Switzerland – Nestlé hosted its Annual General Meeting virtually today without the attendance of shareholders due to the coronavirus pandemic. Greenpeace Switzerland responded by exposing the lack of progress made by Nestlé in the past year and called on the company to be a leader towards building reusable systems that protect both people and … Continue reading “Greenpeace Switzerland warns shareholders against Nestlé’s plastic investments”

Three ways the school strikes have revolutionized the climate movement

Last year was the year the future showed up. In September 2019, streets in over 180 countries surged with colour and creativity as more than seven million people, led by youth, left their schools, homes, and workplaces to demand world leaders take action on climate. Millions of people around the world went on strike from … Continue reading “Three ways the school strikes have revolutionized the climate movement”

‘The Story of Plastic’ is an eye-opener on the global plastic pollution crisis

What does an anti-oil & gas activist in Houston, Texas, have in common with a lawyer advocating for plastic bag bans in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a waste picker in Delhi, India? They’re all part of the global fight to end plastic pollution – and they’re all featured in a new documentary film that BIG PLASTIC … Continue reading “‘The Story of Plastic’ is an eye-opener on the global plastic pollution crisis”