Building better food systems for people and nature

Our system of food production is broken. The current global food system, which supports the industrialisation and corporatisation of food and its production, is harmful to our health, destroys the environment, exacerbates the climate crisis and drives inequality, especially among the already vulnerable and women. There is enough food produced to feed everyone on this … Continue reading “Building better food systems for people and nature”

4 myths about industrial agriculture

Our lives revolve around food. It’s part of our cultures and our heritages, and our social interactions are often centered on it. Yet, it’s a privilege to be able to have meals every day. Even though the world produces more than enough food to feed everyone, 811 million people still go hungry. Poverty and inequality … Continue reading “4 myths about industrial agriculture”

Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution

Today, 15 October is the International Day of Rural Women. In Spain, the Coordinadora Estatal Stop Ganadería Industrial (state committee against industrial farming) has also chosen this day to protest against a farming model that is harmful to people, animals and the planet. In cities, we often have a false image of rural people, especially … Continue reading “Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution”

Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution

Today, 15 October is the International Day of Rural Women. In Spain, the Coordinadora Estatal Stop Ganadería Industrial (state committee against industrial farming) has also chosen this day to protest against a farming model that is harmful to people, animals and the planet. In cities, we often have a false image of rural people, especially … Continue reading “Rural women unite against industrial farming pollution”

L’Affaire du Siècle : victoire du siècle !

C’est fait ! Trois ans après avoir lancé une action en justice contre l’Etat français et son inaction face à la crise climatique, la décision est tombée : l’Etat est condamné pour ses manquements en matière de lutte contre le changement climatique, et la justice lui a ordonné non seulement d’agir pour réduire ses émissions … Continue reading “L’Affaire du Siècle : victoire du siècle !”

UN Human Rights’ Chief Files Intervention In Swiss Seniors’ Climate Case

Zurich/Amsterdam – High level representatives of the United Nations (UN), including the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, filed third party interventions before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the Senior Women for Climate Protection’s complaint against Switzerland. The representatives emphasised how “international human rights courts can and should provide timely … Continue reading “UN Human Rights’ Chief Files Intervention In Swiss Seniors’ Climate Case”

Amazon Expedition: Where is deforestation advancing?

During our field trip to the Amazon, our visit to the city of Porto Velho was quick but intense. We talked to several people who are being impacted by the expansion of agribusiness in the region. The last person I interviewed was an agroextractivist, a person whose livelihood depends on sustainably sourcing products such as … Continue reading “Amazon Expedition: Where is deforestation advancing?”

To fight the climate crisis, we need our forests standing

The clock is ticking. The world has already warmed 1.2ºC since pre-industrial times. Yet, countries and companies continue making empty promises and pledges that don’t meet the urgency of the climate crisis. 2050 this, 2030 that. To avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis, world leaders cannot waste any more time. We also cannot … Continue reading “To fight the climate crisis, we need our forests standing”

Kunming Declaration announced at UN Convention on Biological Diversity – Greenpeace response

Beijing, China – The COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) kicked off this week in Kunming, China, with a week of virtual meetings among governments and organisations. Ending the first round of negotiations that aim to establish multilateral commitments to end catastrophic biodiversity loss, governments attending the CBD meetings have put forward the ‘Kunming Declaration’, … Continue reading “Kunming Declaration announced at UN Convention on Biological Diversity – Greenpeace response”

Greenpeace intercepts fish oil tanker as dramatic industry expansion threatens livelihoods in West Africa

Dakar, Senegal – Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in the English Channel have intercepted a tanker transporting fish oil taken from West Africa, as an investigation by Greenpeace Africa reveals recent trade figures showing that the fishmeal and fish oil industry in the region has grown at an alarming rate during the COVID-19 … Continue reading “Greenpeace intercepts fish oil tanker as dramatic industry expansion threatens livelihoods in West Africa”

Antarctica shows everything is possible when we work together – now we need leaders to make history again

30 years ago, something remarkable happened. Governments around the world agreed to make the Antarctic off limits to oil drilling and mining.  In the 1980s the debate of the fate of the Antarctic got intense, as interest in the continent’s oil and mineral reserves surged. Together with other organisations, Greenpeace was adamant on protecting one … Continue reading “Antarctica shows everything is possible when we work together – now we need leaders to make history again”

Amazon Expedition: The harsh reality of those living near the fires

The fires and deforestation in the Amazon have a devastating impact on the forest, biodiversity, and the global climate. We have seen news, articles, and documentaries about it. But little is told about the impact the destruction has on the lives of those living in the region. For me, there is no richer experience than … Continue reading “Amazon Expedition: The harsh reality of those living near the fires”

Update: Dutch police board Greenpeace ship and arrest 21 activists after peaceful protest at Shell’s refinery in Rotterdam

Rotterdam – Twenty one Greenpeace activists have been arrested by the Rotterdam Police in the Netherlands, while peacefully protesting at the entrance to Shell’s refinery in Rotterdam port. The protestors were calling for a new law to ban fossil fuel advertising and sponsorship in the EU.  The Greenpeace ship Beluga II was boarded and seized … Continue reading “Update: Dutch police board Greenpeace ship and arrest 21 activists after peaceful protest at Shell’s refinery in Rotterdam”

Let’s ban fossil fuel ads and sponsorships for good

We are in the middle of a climate crisis, this is not breaking news, and it’s no revelation to say that the fossil fuels industry is responsible. But, while scientists keep warning of the need to rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel companies and colluding politicians are still trying to cheat us with empty … Continue reading “Let’s ban fossil fuel ads and sponsorships for good”

7 bonnes raisons de mettre fin à la publicité des entreprises fossiles

La crise climatique que nous vivons nous conduit vers une crise mondiale des droits humains. António Guterres, Secrétaire général des Nations unies, a qualifié le dernier rapport du GIEC d’“alerte rouge pour l’humanité”. De nombreuses populations, en particulier en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine, subissent déjà les conséquences dévastatrices du dérèglement climatique (montée … Continue reading “7 bonnes raisons de mettre fin à la publicité des entreprises fossiles”

Greenpeace blocks Shell’s harbour in Rotterdam and launches citizens’ bid to ban fossil fuel ads in Europe

Rotterdam, Netherlands – More than 80 Greenpeace Netherlands activists from 12 EU countries are using fossil fuel ads from all over Europe to block the entrance to Shell’s oil refinery. The peaceful protest comes as over 20 organisations launched a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) petition today, calling for a new law that bans fossil fuel … Continue reading “Greenpeace blocks Shell’s harbour in Rotterdam and launches citizens’ bid to ban fossil fuel ads in Europe”

Mobility for all? 6 stories of transport in the city

After twenty editions of Mobility Week, we already know that cars are wrecking the climate (and that is why we’re calling out car manufacturers like Volkswagen). We also know that cities must implement ambitious policies to protect people and the planet. During European Mobility Week 2021, city councils once again reminded people of the need … Continue reading “Mobility for all? 6 stories of transport in the city”

Gore Fabrics announces major transition in its product technology – Greenpeace response

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Gore Fabrics, the maker of GORE-TEX® and a market leader in weatherproofing, has announced a major transition in its product technology, with the introduction of a new membrane for its consumer outdoor clothing products that is completely PFC free. The announcement is a significant result for a long standing Greenpeace campaign which … Continue reading “Gore Fabrics announces major transition in its product technology – Greenpeace response”

L’Affaire du Siècle, le temps des actes

Jeudi 30 septembre se tiendra une nouvelle audience de l’Affaire du Siècle devant le tribunal administratif de Paris. Après avoir condamné l’État français pour inaction climatique en février dernier, les juges vont devoir décider « des mesures qui doivent être ordonnées à l’État » pour que la France soit enfin dans les clous et agisse … Continue reading “L’Affaire du Siècle, le temps des actes”

The story behind an italian single-use plastic bottle

I recently had the chance to visit the Adriatic coast as part of a ship tour Greenpace Italy organises every year with our partners at the Exodus Foundation, researchers at CNR-IAS and the University of Marche in Ancona. While walking on one of the beaches in Brindisi, in Southern Italy, I witnessed a huge amount … Continue reading “The story behind an italian single-use plastic bottle”

Climate action can’t wait! 11 actions we must take now

The science is clear: the climate crisis is very real, and it is very much here. The necessary climate actions are also clear: We need a just transition away from fossil fuels to drastically cut global carbon emissions rapidly.  Let’s say that again for the polluters and procrastinators who mistakenly think their deep pockets or … Continue reading “Climate action can’t wait! 11 actions we must take now”

‘Artivists’ create giant murals around the world as part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary

Zürich, Switzerland — Influential Swiss artist duo Queen Kong kicked off a six month international art project with Greenpeace, Hope through Action, which will see giant murals painted in 12 countries around the world. The murals are part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary commemoration, which on 15 September 2021 marked five decades of campaigning, creative activism … Continue reading “‘Artivists’ create giant murals around the world as part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary”

WHO strengthens air quality guidelines: Greenpeace response

Delhi, India – Today the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its air quality guidelines for the first time in 15 years. In 2020, air pollution in most of the world’s biggest cities failed to meet the previous WHO guidelines, a Greenpeace India analysis of IQAir data shows.  “The science is unequivocal — exposure to air … Continue reading “WHO strengthens air quality guidelines: Greenpeace response”

Activists block feed factory in Denmark to protest Danish Crown’s greenwashing of meat

Aarhus, Denmark – Greenpeace Denmark activists have blockaded a feed factory in the Port of Aarhus – the country’s main port for imported soy animal feed – to protest pork and beef giant Danish Crown’s greenwashing of its climate- and forest-wrecking meat production. [1] Through its supply chain links to forest-destroying imports of soy for … Continue reading “Activists block feed factory in Denmark to protest Danish Crown’s greenwashing of meat”

Climate science or corporate food? UN Food Summit must choose for a liveable planet 

Scientists couldn’t be more clear. For humanity to avoid climate disaster and remain below the 1.5°C threshold set out in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, society must radically transform. We need to change our energy, transport, and food systems fundamentally and quickly.Why food? According to scientists from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), … Continue reading “Climate science or corporate food? UN Food Summit must choose for a liveable planet “

Fêtons les 50 ans de Greenpeace à Wonderland

Si vous êtes à Paris samedi 25 septembre, venez à la rencontre des équipes de Greenpeace à Wonderland. Au programme : une exposition des photos de nos plus grandes actions, une table ronde, et évidemment nos militant·es à rencontrer. Bref, de quoi fêter en bonne et due forme les 50 ans de combats et d’espoir … Continue reading “Fêtons les 50 ans de Greenpeace à Wonderland”

Climate Hope is everywhere that you are

Hope is a natural resource too.  Like clean air and fresh water, it keeps us going every day. Like lush forests and pristine coasts, it restores us for tomorrow.  Like too many natural resources, though, hope can feel in short supply these days, endangered by extractivist fossil fuel companies, corporate polluters, and governments that put … Continue reading “Climate Hope is everywhere that you are”

Mobility Week 2021: it’s time to give space back to the people

This year’s Mobility Week is set to be Greenpeace’s biggest yet, as activists from across Europe and the world take to the streets en masse to demand real, meaningful change in urban mobility. Starting on September 16 and ending on World Car-Free Day on September 22, Mobility Week calls on European cities and towns to … Continue reading “Mobility Week 2021: it’s time to give space back to the people”

New UN report shows endless NDC nightmare

Amsterdam, Netherlands – The latest announcement from the UNFCCC on the NDC Synthesis Report shows that the planet continues on a pathway to a nightmarish climate crisis. Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director, Greenpeace International said:“The transformational climate action needed for a safe, green future means radical collective collaboration and authentic commitments now. The report today does … Continue reading “New UN report shows endless NDC nightmare”

1971 – 2021 : 50 ans d’engagements

Notre organisation vient de traverser un demi-siècle de mobilisations et de campagnes portées par nos valeurs de non-violence, d’indépendance politique et financière, mais aussi 50 ans de victoires et d’espoir. Nous gardons la conviction qu’il est possible de relever les défis considérables posés à l’humanité si la défense de l’environnement, la justice et la paix … Continue reading “1971 – 2021 : 50 ans d’engagements”

Greenpeace challenges FSC certification of Swedish forestry giant Sveaskog over violations of Indigenous Peoples’ rights

Amsterdam – Greenpeace International has filed a formal complaint to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International against Swedish forestry giant Sveaskog for repeated breaches of the indigenous rights of the Muonio Sámi peoples. “In support of the Indigenous rights of the Muonio Sámi we have lodged a complaint to FSC questioning their certification of Sveaskog. … Continue reading “Greenpeace challenges FSC certification of Swedish forestry giant Sveaskog over violations of Indigenous Peoples’ rights”

Plastic contributes to climate change, from the Philippines to the United States

From fires made worse by heatwaves and droughts, to floods and mudslides tied to increasingly severe storms, there is no doubt that the climate emergency is here — and everywhere. As the IPCC report made clear, the time for action to combat fossil fuel-driven climate change is now. To achieve the green and just future … Continue reading “Plastic contributes to climate change, from the Philippines to the United States”

Plastic contributes to climate change, from the Philippines to the United States

From fires made worse by heatwaves and droughts, to floods and mudslides tied to increasingly severe storms, there is no doubt that the climate emergency is here — and everywhere. As the IPCC report made clear, the time for action to combat fossil fuel-driven climate change is now. To achieve the green and just future … Continue reading “Plastic contributes to climate change, from the Philippines to the United States”

Report: How major brands are inviting Big Oil into your kitchen

Washington, DC – A report released by Greenpeace USA today reveals how consumer goods companies like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé are driving the expansion of plastic production and threatening both the global climate and communities around the world. The report, The Climate Emergency Unpacked: How Consumer Goods Companies are Fueling Big Oil’s Plastic Expansion, exposes … Continue reading “Report: How major brands are inviting Big Oil into your kitchen”

Greenpeace 50th anniversary: statement and media resources

Fifty years ago, September 15th 1971, a ship named the Greenpeace, set out to confront and stop US nuclear weapons testing at Amchitka, one of Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska. The crew of twelve never reached the test zone but the contagious nature of their act of courage and their savvy and novel use of … Continue reading “Greenpeace 50th anniversary: statement and media resources”

50 years of Greenpeace: Looking back and looking forward

This month, Greenpeace celebrates 50 years of environmental activism, dating from the first campaign to stop a nuclear bomb test in Alaska, launched from Vancouver, Canada, on Sept. 15, 1971.  Several books published at that time inspired ecological awareness: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, in 1962, the ground-breaking Limits to Growth by Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, … Continue reading “50 years of Greenpeace: Looking back and looking forward”

Mobility and the city: 5 questions for Antonia, Romania

As part of European Mobility Week, the #MobilityForAll campaign conducted a series of interviews with people from underrepresented communities across Europe asking them to describe their everyday experiences of moving around their home city. These are their stories in their own words. Antonia Macsim, mother of one, living in Brașov, Romania. As part of European … Continue reading “Mobility and the city: 5 questions for Antonia, Romania”

Organizations urge U.S. to block imports from Taiwanese seafood giant over forced labor concerns

New York – A petition targeting Taiwanese seafood trading company FCF, has been lodged with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) over strong concerns of forced labor and other human rights abuses in its supply chain. It alleges that the distant-water-fishing (DWF) fleets that provide for FCF have many years of documented allegations … Continue reading “Organizations urge U.S. to block imports from Taiwanese seafood giant over forced labor concerns”

Climate crisis threatens price stability, new research urges ECB to swiftly address policy flaws

Activists display melting ice sculpture telling ECB to act on climate PHOTOS AND VIDEO WILL BE UPLOADED HERE Frankfurt/Brussels –  Extreme weather events such as droughts, storms and floods threaten price stability in Europe, including the prices of food, beverages and other essential goods, new research published today reveals. [1] Highlighting the new report’s findings, … Continue reading “Climate crisis threatens price stability, new research urges ECB to swiftly address policy flaws”

Greenpeace joins global call for COP26 postponement citing UK’s failure to ensure safe and equitable access

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Greenpeace and over 1500 civil society groups from 130 countries, members of Climate Action Network (CAN), today called for a postponement of the substantive negotiations of the COP26 due to the COP presidency and the UK government failure to ensure a safe, equitable and inclusive summit. CAN’s statement [1] outlines how the … Continue reading “Greenpeace joins global call for COP26 postponement citing UK’s failure to ensure safe and equitable access”

We must break the soft power of the fossil fuel industry

For decades, oil, coal and gas companies have, with impunity, manipulated all the levers of influence they could to convince us of the necessity of their climate-wrecking economic model. This is known as soft power. As opposed to hard power, soft power is a more insidious way to impose dominance. This is not about winning … Continue reading “We must break the soft power of the fossil fuel industry”

New York City flooding is the new climate crisis normal

Torrential, record-breaking rain? Flash floods? Tornado warnings?   Nope. Nope. Nope.  Not in New York City. Right? At least, there didn’t use to be? Definitely, not often.  But, also, actually, yes, in New York City now.   And, almost certainly, again some other day sooner than we’re prepared for thanks to the fossil fuel-driven climate crisis … Continue reading “New York City flooding is the new climate crisis normal”

IUCN à Marseille : stop à l’écologie des petits pas

Alors que, du 3 au 11 septembre, les yeux seront rivés sur la France, hôte du Congrès mondial de la nature, organisé à Marseille par l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), Emmanuel Macron s’apprête à revêtir une nouvelle fois son costume de « champion de la Terre » pour parader sur la scène internationale. Mais, … Continue reading “IUCN à Marseille : stop à l’écologie des petits pas”

Greenpeace starts legal proceedings against Volkswagen for fuelling the climate crisis

VW business model violates future freedom and property rights Berlin, Germany – Greenpeace Germany announced today that it is suing Volkswagen, the world’s second largest car manufacturer, for failing to decarbonise the company in line with the 1.5°C goal agreed in Paris. Based on the most recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) … Continue reading “Greenpeace starts legal proceedings against Volkswagen for fuelling the climate crisis”

Brésil : les communautés autochtones en lutte

Au Brésil, les communautés autochtones sont en première ligne face aux politiques destructrices de Jair Bolsonaro. Crise sanitaire, déforestation en Amazonie et ailleurs, expropriations, restriction des droits, assassinats… Nombreux sont les fléaux auxquels les populations autochtones font face. Pour les affronter, leur lutte redouble d’intensité. Les politiques destructrices de Jair Bolsonaro face aux populations autochtones … Continue reading “Brésil : les communautés autochtones en lutte”