En 2021, faisons corps pour la planète

L’année 2020 s’est achevée et personne ne va s’en plaindre. Crise sanitaire, crise climatique, crise économique, exacerbation des inégalités et des injustices, violences policières, restriction des libertés… La pandémie de Covid-19 a agi à la fois comme un révélateur et un accélérateur des dysfonctionnements de notre système globalisé actuel, que nous dénonçons déjà de longue … Continue reading “En 2021, faisons corps pour la planète”

Why is this global auto company lagging to stop the worst of climate change?

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), the fifth largest car maker in the world, has been one of Greenpeace Korea’s key campaign targets, and for past few years, we have been advocating for their transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) cars to 100% electric vehicles (EV) to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Fortunately, on 10 … Continue reading “Why is this global auto company lagging to stop the worst of climate change?”

Outrage after judgement in favour of the Norwegian oil state

Oslo, Norway – Today the Supreme Court of Norway ruled in the People Vs Arctic Oil court case where environmental and youth organisations have sued the Norwegian State for opening up for new oil drilling in the Arctic. The judgment was uneven, with four judges believing that the oil licenses in the Arctic should be … Continue reading “Outrage after judgement in favour of the Norwegian oil state”

Remembering Dorothy Stowe, 1920-2010

Dorothy Stowe would be 100 today. She passed away peacefully ten years ago in Vancouver, where she co-founded Greenpeace with her husband Irving and other Vancouver pacifists and ecologists. Here is a photograph taken of Dorothy Stowe and me at the 2009 release party for the CD from the concert – featuring Joni Mitchel and … Continue reading “Remembering Dorothy Stowe, 1920-2010”

Our society is broken – it’s time to reimagine a new one

Four climate justice activists share their visions for re-imagining tax, democratic ownership, stewarding nature and climate care.  A display with paper boats, with handwritten message, are tied to a fishing net to greet visitors to the Arctic Sunrise. © Philip Reynaers / GreenpeaceThe climate crisis, right-wing populism, health crisis, discrimination of all kinds, economic and … Continue reading “Our society is broken – it’s time to reimagine a new one”

To our essential public transport workers: thank you

Public transport worker wearing a face mask and working during the Covid crisis.2020 has been unlike any other year in my life, as every day I’m doing my best to adapt to new security measures to stay safe and protect my loved ones while keeping everyday work and housing dynamics. However, while some of us … Continue reading “To our essential public transport workers: thank you”

5 raisons d’empêcher l’extraction minière en eaux profondes

Les fonds marins sont pleins de mystères et nous peinons encore à bien les connaître. Pourtant, ils sont déjà menacés par une industrie très controversée : l’extraction minière en eaux profondes. Greenpeace International publie un nouveau rapport dénonçant l’opacité des processus d’attribution des licences environnementales par l’Autorité internationale des fonds marins (AIFM). Cet article 5 … Continue reading “5 raisons d’empêcher l’extraction minière en eaux profondes”

Pesticides : les efforts insuffisants de la grande distribution

Carrefour, Leclerc, Auchan, Casino, Intermarché, Monoprix, Système U… Depuis plusieurs années, les enseignes de la grande distribution semblent avoir pris conscience du problème posé par l’utilisation des pesticides. Elles multiplient en effet les annonces à ce sujet. Le travail de plaidoyer des associations travaillant sur cette problématique, comme Générations Futures, n’y est pas étranger, tout … Continue reading “Pesticides : les efforts insuffisants de la grande distribution”

Pesticides : les efforts insuffisants de la grande distribution

Carrefour, Leclerc, Auchan, Casino, Intermarché, Monoprix, Système U… Depuis plusieurs années, les enseignes de la grande distribution semblent avoir pris conscience du problème posé par l’utilisation des pesticides. Elles multiplient en effet les annonces à ce sujet. Le travail de plaidoyer des associations travaillant sur cette problématique, comme Générations Futures, n’y est pas étranger, tout … Continue reading “Pesticides : les efforts insuffisants de la grande distribution”

Biodegradables will not solve China’s plastics crisis

Beijing, China – Increased production of biodegradable plastics will not solve China’s plastics pollution crisis, a new report from Greenpeace East Asia shows. If the rush to produce biodegradable plastics continues, China’s e-commerce industry is on track to generate an estimated 5 million tonnes of biodegradable plastic waste per year by 2025 [1], the report … Continue reading “Biodegradables will not solve China’s plastics crisis”

Biodegradables will not solve China’s plastics crisis

Beijing, China – Increased production of biodegradable plastics will not solve China’s plastics pollution crisis, a new report from Greenpeace East Asia shows. If the rush to produce biodegradable plastics continues, China’s e-commerce industry is on track to generate an estimated 5 million tonnes of biodegradable plastic waste per year by 2025 [1], the report … Continue reading “Biodegradables will not solve China’s plastics crisis”

Biodegradables will not solve China’s plastics crisis

Beijing, China – Increased production of biodegradable plastics will not solve China’s plastics pollution crisis, a new report from Greenpeace East Asia shows. If the rush to produce biodegradable plastics continues, China’s e-commerce industry is on track to generate an estimated 5 million tonnes of biodegradable plastic waste per year by 2025 [1], the report … Continue reading “Biodegradables will not solve China’s plastics crisis”

China, Japan, and S. Korea see $205 billion renewable energy market in Southeast Asia

Tokyo, Japan – A report from Greenpeace Japan identifies a USD $205 billion opportunity for renewable energy finance in Southeast Asia in the next ten years – 2.6 times bigger than the coal market of the past decade[1].   From 2009 to 2019, major public banks in China, Japan, and South Korea invested only USD $9.1 … Continue reading “China, Japan, and S. Korea see $205 billion renewable energy market in Southeast Asia”

Une loi pour mieux défendre les lanceurs d’alerte

Il reste un an à la France pour transposer la directive sur la protection des lanceurs d’alerte et renforcer sa législation, aujourd’hui encore lacunaire. La Maison des lanceurs d’alerte, dont Greenpeace France est l’un des membres fondateurs, a publié cette tribune sur le site du journal Libération pour interpeller le gouvernement français. Cet article Une … Continue reading “Une loi pour mieux défendre les lanceurs d’alerte”

The 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement: don’t pop the champagne

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Today world leaders are virtually presenting new, ambitious climate commitments to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, but there is nothing to celebrate. The climate emergency rages on. While governments bring throwaway climate-saving rhetoric with one hand, they still dump money into fossil fuels with the other, and people and … Continue reading “The 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement: don’t pop the champagne”

What’s more mysterious than the deep ocean?

The depths of our oceans hide a unique living world that we have only just started to understand. Filled with ancient coral reefs, underwater mountains and sea creatures that have lived for hundreds of years, the deep ocean is a place of mystery – it even gives us clues to where life began!  Shoals of … Continue reading “What’s more mysterious than the deep ocean?”

The deep secret of the ocean: medicines or minerals?

When you think of the deep sea, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A mysterious domain, dark waters or alien-like critters? But did you know the ocean depths hide precious compounds with immense potential to become new medical advances? Freezing temperatures, crushing pressures and no sunlight… The deep-sea is not a very … Continue reading “The deep secret of the ocean: medicines or minerals?”

New report exposes the global risks of deep sea mining 

London – For the first time, an exclusive Greenpeace report reveals who is behind the controversial deep sea mining industry, showing who stands to benefit and who is left at risk if governments allow deep sea mining exploitation to begin. The analysis tracks the ownership and beneficiaries of private companies who are behind calls to … Continue reading “New report exposes the global risks of deep sea mining “

Deep Trouble: The murky world of the deep sea

Our new report ‘Deep Trouble: The murky world of the deep sea mining industry’ reveals who stands to benefit and who is left at risk if governments allow deep sea mining exploitation to begin. This new industry is seeking to start mining the seabed, carving up the global commons for corporate profit. Scientists warn that deep sea mining … Continue reading “Deep Trouble: The murky world of the deep sea”

EPR : la sécurité du réacteur nucléaire mise à nu

Plan détaillé du site nucléaire de l’EPR de Flamanville, localisation des caméras de sécurité ou encore descriptions du système électronique de surveillance : ce sont plus d’un millier de pages, contenant des données hautement sensibles qui ont fuité. Un scandale majeur, qui concerne un réacteur nucléaire toujours en chantier après de multiples déboires, et remet totalement … Continue reading “EPR : la sécurité du réacteur nucléaire mise à nu”

Denmark cancels new oil and gas permits and sets date to end existing production

Copenhagen – The Danish Parliament has just announced that it will cancel all future licensing rounds for new oil and gas exploration and production permits in the Danish part of the North Sea and end existing production by 2050. As a major oil-producing country in the EU, Denmark’s announcement is a landmark decision towards the … Continue reading “Denmark cancels new oil and gas permits and sets date to end existing production”

No more blank cheques for airlines

In a world reeling from the impact of climate disasters, Covid-19 and social injustice, governments like mine have no business propping up polluting industries with public money. As a parent, an activist, a European and fellow traveler on Earth, I know we must do all we can to make them change course. Why would political … Continue reading “No more blank cheques for airlines”

Bearing witness to coral bleaching in Taiwan

Did you know that Taiwan is home to one-third of the world’s coral reef species? These colourful reefs draw divers from around the world to the islands around Taiwan. However, in recent years, climate change and pollution have damaged ocean ecosystems with major coral bleaching events, which are occurring year after year. Former Greenpeace fundraiser … Continue reading “Bearing witness to coral bleaching in Taiwan”

Greenpeace statement on WWF independent review of human rights violations

Human rights violations and abuses are unacceptable under any circumstances. The Independent Panel report makes it clear that “WWF has not fulfilled its human rights commitments.”   WWF needs to fully own their responsibility for abuses that are committed by rangers or ‘ecoguards’ working in the protected areas WWF manages or co-manages. In addition to following … Continue reading “Greenpeace statement on WWF independent review of human rights violations”

The UN in bed with corporate multinationals that put profits over people

In early October, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisations (FAO) announced a shocking agreement with CropLife International – the global lobby group for corporations that manufacture, sell, and promote mainly pesticides and genetically engineered seeds. Some of the members of CropLife International are Bayer (Monsanto), BASF, and Syngenta, among others. This is why Greenpeace … Continue reading “The UN in bed with corporate multinationals that put profits over people”

Swiss Climate Seniors call for Justice

Sekuru, the old man, said: “Look, over here, this dam filled with rainwater every year. But not anymore. The last rain happened three years ago, our fields are dry!” With Sekuru, a small farmer in eastern Zimbabwe, I began my journey into environmental issues. That was in 1990. Thirty years later, our chief concern is … Continue reading “Swiss Climate Seniors call for Justice”

We cannot afford fish that costs lives

In the near future, World Fisheries Day will call for celebration, but for now the TRUE cost of seafood is not something we can afford. Albacore tuna is stacked and weighed before being shipped for processing into canned tuna. Greenpeace is exposing out of control tuna fisheries. © Paul Hilton / GreenpeaceNovember 21st marks World … Continue reading “We cannot afford fish that costs lives”

Meet Thailand’s “Daughter of the Sea” who refuses to surrender

“The police came to my school. My classmates and teachers were frightened. We were being threatened and my father was being followed everywhere. Recently, a surveillance camera was installed at the intersection of my village for the first time.” 18 year old Khairiyah Rahmanyah is protesting against a mega-project that would transform her seaside hometown … Continue reading “Meet Thailand’s “Daughter of the Sea” who refuses to surrender”

Justice climatique : une décision historique

En ces temps difficiles, les bonnes nouvelles se font rares – et elles n’en sont que plus réjouissantes, surtout quand elles concernent le climat. Ce matin, le Conseil d’État a rendu une décision historique pour la lutte contre la crise climatique : il met l’État face à ses responsabilités en considérant que les objectifs de réduction … Continue reading “Justice climatique : une décision historique”

Sécurité globale, répression générale

Du 17 au 20 novembre, le Parlement examinera la proposition de loi « Sécurité globale », soutenue par le gouvernement. Si une telle loi entrait en vigueur en l’état, elle constituerait une grave atteinte au droit à l’information, à la liberté d’expression, au respect de la vie privée et à la liberté de manifestation. Aux côtés d’autres … Continue reading “Sécurité globale, répression générale”

Norwegian Supreme Court set to rule in climate case

Oslo, Norway, 12 November 2020 – Thursday was the last day of the climate case in the Supreme Court of Norway, where environmental and youth organisations have sued the Norwegian State for opening up new oil drilling in the Arctic. The plaintiffs from Young Friends of the Earth Norway and Greenpeace Nordic are backed by … Continue reading “Norwegian Supreme Court set to rule in climate case”

Organisations take Brazilian government to the Supreme Court over deforestation and human rights abuses

Brasília — Yesterday, a coalition of non-governmental organisations brought the Brazilian government to the Federal Supreme Court for its active negligence to protect the Amazon and the people of Brazil. The rates of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon have recently reached historical numbers, resulting in a 34% increase from 2018 to 2019[1].  Images of deforestation … Continue reading “Organisations take Brazilian government to the Supreme Court over deforestation and human rights abuses”

Investigation indicates FSC-certified company intentionally used fire to clear Indonesian forests for palm oil

Jakarta, Indonesia – A groundbreaking investigation by Greenpeace International and Forensic Architecture indicates that Korindo – an Indonesian-Korean plantation and energy conglomerate whose customers include multinationals like Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy – intentionally used fires as part of the process of clearing vast areas of forest in remote areas of the Indonesia province of Papua. … Continue reading “Investigation indicates FSC-certified company intentionally used fire to clear Indonesian forests for palm oil”

Public development banks contradict China, Japan, and S. Korea’s climate commitments with overseas fossil fuel finance

Tokyo, Japan – Ahead of the Finance in Common Summit, Greenpeace Japan and Greenpeace East Asia call for China, Japan, and South Korea’s state-backed public development banks (PDBs) to apply national net-zero carbon pledges to overseas investments in an open letter to six bank managers. At the summit, the state bank managers from three countries … Continue reading “Public development banks contradict China, Japan, and S. Korea’s climate commitments with overseas fossil fuel finance”

Indignation. Détermination. Résistance.

Vous le savez, il y a urgence… Bien que confiné·es, nous devons rester déterminé·es. Il nous faut agir sans plus attendre sous peine de voir le réchauffement climatique accélérer encore et encore les crises écologique, économique, sanitaire et sociale que nous subissons. Prêt·e à franchir une nouvelle étape ? Et si vous entriez en résistance verte … Continue reading “Indignation. Détermination. Résistance.”

Action from Karipuna Indigenous People result in significant reduction of deforestation, analysis shows

São Paulo, 9 November 2020 – Deforestation in the Karipuna Indigenous land has significantly reduced since the Karipuna Indigenous People started forest monitoring, reported findings to authorities and demanded legal action against invasions and deforestation, according to a recent analysis of satellite images and investigations by Greenpeace Brazil. The Karipuna have been working with Greenpeace … Continue reading “Action from Karipuna Indigenous People result in significant reduction of deforestation, analysis shows”

Justice in the face of extreme climate disasters

This year will remain in my memory for many more to come. My recollections of 2020 may only be compared to those of 2013.I was then the lead negotiator for the Philippine delegation to the United Nations Climate Summit in Warsaw around this time of the year. As my UN colleagues and I discussed the … Continue reading “Justice in the face of extreme climate disasters”

Climate crisis hits the Supreme Court of Norway

Oslo, Norway – Youth activists and environmentalists are finally facing the Norwegian government in the Supreme Court over oil drilling in the Arctic. The climate court case, also known as The People vs. Arctic Oil, could outlaw new oil drilling in the Arctic and set a precedent for similar climate cases all over the world. … Continue reading “Climate crisis hits the Supreme Court of Norway”

South Korea pledges carbon neutrality by 2050 – a new opportunity for Korean industries

Seoul, South Korea — President Moon Jae-In has announced that the Republic of Korea vows to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 during his budget speech at the National Assembly today. According to the International Energy Agency, China, Japan and South Korea have relied on fossil fuels, as their primary energy supply, nearly 90% in 2018. … Continue reading “South Korea pledges carbon neutrality by 2050 – a new opportunity for Korean industries”

Climate Seniors to sue Switzerland before the European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg, France – A group of senior women is taking the Swiss government to the European Court of Human Rights because their health is threatened by heat waves made worse by the climate crisis.  The legal request by Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland and four individual women was first submitted in 2016 to their … Continue reading “Climate Seniors to sue Switzerland before the European Court of Human Rights”

EPR de Flamanville : du combustible pour rien

EDF vient tout juste d’obtenir l’autorisation d’acheminer du combustible neuf sur le site du réacteur nucléaire EPR de Flamanville. Un premier camion est parti à 8h lundi 26 octobre de Romans-sur-Isère, dans la Drôme, et arrivé dans la soirée à Flamanville, dans la Manche. Dans les semaines qui viennent, ces convois routiers nucléaires vont donc se … Continue reading “EPR de Flamanville : du combustible pour rien”

Thresholds, cascades, and wicked problems

I remember thinking, in the 1970s, that once people became aware of the ecological crisis — disappearing species, polluted rivers, poisoned air — that the necessary changes would be simple to achieve. Humanity only had to curb industrial waste and destruction, preserve wilderness for other species, put limits on our consumption, stabilize human population, and … Continue reading “Thresholds, cascades, and wicked problems”

Wagner Moura and Greenpeace release animation to expose the destruction of forests for meat production

London – Greenpeace UK and Brazilian actor Wagner Moura teamed up to release “There’s a monster in my kitchen”, a powerful short film that highlights the devastating impact industrial meat production is having on forests like the Amazon. Wagner Moura, who plays drug lord Pablo Escobar in the popular Netflix series Narcos, narrates the animated … Continue reading “Wagner Moura and Greenpeace release animation to expose the destruction of forests for meat production”

To protect nature, bring down the walls of fortress conservation

The crisis signs couldn’t be clearer: fires, floods, droughts, pandemic, species extinction… Earth is screaming with all its might. We need to listen, and to act.  We must defend the planet’s life support against relentless corporate greed and rediscover humanity as part of the natural world, for current and future generations. Restoring balance requires governments … Continue reading “To protect nature, bring down the walls of fortress conservation”

Environmental disaster in Kamchatka, Russia

Famous for its geyser valley, rivers, bears, volcanos and exceptional biodiversity, the ‘pristine’ Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East has been the scene of massive die-off of benthic marine organisms. Aerial view of the site where an ecological disaster occurred in the Kamchatka Peninsula, North-East of Russia. © Matvey Paramoshin / GreenpeaceIn mid-September, the seawater … Continue reading “Environmental disaster in Kamchatka, Russia”

L’ARGENT SALE DU CAPITAL : POUR UN ISF CLIMATIQUE

En terme de capitalisme et d’écologie, une règle est irréfutable : plus on est riche, plus on pollue. Les plus riches ont une empreinte carbone beaucoup plus importante que les plus pauvres, non seulement en raison de leur consommation et de leur mode de vie, mais aussi en lien avec leur patrimoine financier. En partant … Continue reading “L’ARGENT SALE DU CAPITAL : POUR UN ISF CLIMATIQUE”