Déforestation : Total au tribunal

Les bonnes nouvelles concernant l’environnement, ça ne court pas les rues en ce moment. Autant prendre le temps de les partager quand il y en a ! Le 1er avril dernier, le tribunal a prononcé une annulation partielle de l’autorisation de la raffinerie de Total à la Mède, et reconnu l’obligation pour le pétrolier d’évaluer … Continue reading “Déforestation : Total au tribunal”

The Japanese government’s decision to discharge Fukushima contaminated water ignores human rights and international maritime law

Tokyo, Japan, 13 April – Greenpeace Japan strongly condemns the decision of the of Prime Minister Suga’s cabinet to dispose of over 1.23 million tons of radioactive waste water stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean.[1] This completely disregards the human rights and interests of the people in … Continue reading “The Japanese government’s decision to discharge Fukushima contaminated water ignores human rights and international maritime law”

Enquête : pêche destructrice dans l’océan Indien

Loin des yeux, loin du cœur… Greenpeace vient de mener une enquête dans le nord-ouest de l’océan Indien où, à l’abri des regards, la pêche industrielle menace la santé des fonds marins, la survie de certaines espèces ainsi que les ressources des communautés locales. Cet article Enquête : pêche destructrice dans l’océan Indien est apparu … Continue reading “Enquête : pêche destructrice dans l’océan Indien”

Walls of death: fisheries threaten livelihoods in the Indian Ocean, report reveals

London, England – Fishing pressure on the Indian Ocean high seas is threatening ocean health, coastal livelihoods and iconic species, with governments failing to act, a new Greenpeace International report shows. [1]  The new investigation in the north western Indian Ocean reveals: Large-scale driftnets, described as “walls of death” and banned by the United Nations … Continue reading “Walls of death: fisheries threaten livelihoods in the Indian Ocean, report reveals”

Killer offer on meat – and you might be paying for it

The meat and dairy industries in Europe have a problem. More and more people do not want their steaks, their minced meat and their chicken wings. Slowly but surely meat consumption is decreasing, and the industry is desperate to find a way to reverse this trend. When advertising is coming to the rescue of the … Continue reading “Killer offer on meat – and you might be paying for it”

Plastic is a climate, health and social justice issue

Achieving systems change requires confronting the entire system. Greenpeace volunteers in South Korea found this Coke bottle as part of a cleanup and brand audit of the popular Hongdae neighborhood in Seoul. © Soojung Do / GreenpeaceWhat’s happening Companies like Coke, Pepsi and Nestle rely on single-use plastic, which is not only polluting the entire … Continue reading “Plastic is a climate, health and social justice issue”

Deep sea mining industry confronted at sea for first time by Greenpeace

Clarion Clipperton Zone, Eastern Central Pacific Ocean, 6th April 2021 – Activists on the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior have taken the first-ever action at sea against companies preparing to mine the Pacific Ocean’s seabed. The activists displayed banners reading “Stop Deep Sea Mining” in front of a ship chartered by DeepGreen, one of the companies … Continue reading “Deep sea mining industry confronted at sea for first time by Greenpeace”

Planned deforestation threatens indigenous land, intact forest landscapes in West Papua

Jakarta – ‘Licence to Clear,’ a new Greenpeace International report urges national and provincial governments to seize a fleeting opportunity to intervene in a vast area slated for deforestation for palm oil in Papua Province. Since 2000, forest estate land released for plantations in Papua Province has totalled almost a million hectares – an area … Continue reading “Planned deforestation threatens indigenous land, intact forest landscapes in West Papua”

L’emprise Total

Alors que la crise climatique bat son plein, la multinationale Total s’obstine dans un modèle économique basé sur l’exploitation des énergies fossiles, au premier rang desquels le pétrole et le gaz. Cet article L’emprise Total est apparu en premier sur Greenpeace France.

WHO Covid-19 report shows clear link between biodiversity loss and zoonotic disease – Greenpeace reaction

Beijing, China – In its official report on SARS-CoV-2’s origins the World Health Organization (WHO) today pointed to the potential disease risks of contact between wildlife and people, showing the life-threatening risk of natural ecosystem destruction, which is breaking down the buffer zone scientists say protects us from wildlife-borne viruses.  WHO’s report can be read … Continue reading “WHO Covid-19 report shows clear link between biodiversity loss and zoonotic disease – Greenpeace reaction”

European Court of Human Rights greenlights Swiss seniors’ climate case

Strasbourg, France — The European Court of Human Rights today accepted the complaint that Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland and four individual plaintiffs presented last October against Switzerland, giving the case priority status.  Senior Women for Climate Protection Switzerland’s co-president Rosmarie Wydler-Wälti said in response: “During the climate crisis, Switzerland must take effective climate … Continue reading “European Court of Human Rights greenlights Swiss seniors’ climate case”

Mobilisation contre les logements passoires

En amont de la marche pour une vraie loi climat organisée le 28 mars, nous nous mobilisons aux côtés de plusieurs organisations ce vendredi 26 mars pour dénoncer l’inaction du gouvernement et de sa ministre du Logement, Emmanuelle Wargon au sujet de la rénovation des logements passoires et mal isolés. Face à la crise climatique, … Continue reading “Mobilisation contre les logements passoires”

From the Heart: Thailand’s ‘Guardians of the Forest’ speak up, vow return to their ancestral home

“We want Thai society to understand that our people have lived in the forest for countless generations. We are not intruders. We are guardians of the forest.”  Such was the message that Prasert Pukad, Gift Tonnampetch and Panomporn Wanasirikun gave during a protest at the Government House in Bangkok. They have come a long way … Continue reading “From the Heart: Thailand’s ‘Guardians of the Forest’ speak up, vow return to their ancestral home”

100 Million Dead Sharks – it’s not all about Shark Fin Soup

Shark fin soup is well-known.  When we hear that 100 million sharks are killed every year by the fishing industry, some people may assume it’s because of shark fin soup.  But these assumptions are just not true.  Only focusing on shark fin soup  crowds out other reasons sharks are in trouble, including a huge global … Continue reading “100 Million Dead Sharks – it’s not all about Shark Fin Soup”

Protecting the Oceans: why turning vegan can’t be the only answer

During my time as an oceans campaigner at Greenpeace, I’ve sat in a tiny boat in the middle of the Indian Ocean, watching a fishing boat pull in miles of drift nets.  The nets were full of tuna, but there were also dead spinner dolphins, manta rays, thresher sharks and more – a grim demonstration … Continue reading “Protecting the Oceans: why turning vegan can’t be the only answer”

The women at the start of the Greenpeace journey

Almost 50 years ago, none of the people who took part in the voyage to protest nuclear testing near Amchitka Island in Alaska imagined that that act of courage would spark a global movement to fight for the protection of our planet. Many were involved in the organizing of that first trip and what would … Continue reading “The women at the start of the Greenpeace journey”

Total change de nom pour ne rien changer

La major pétrolière Total a annoncé le 9 février dernier qu’elle souhaitait changer de nom pour devenir Total Energies. Cette décision s’ancre dans la stratégie plus générale du groupe de verdir sa communication, à défaut de réduire son empreinte carbone. Avec ce nouveau nom, la multinationale accro au pétrole et au gaz met en scène … Continue reading “Total change de nom pour ne rien changer”

Loi Climat : des débats déconnectés des urgences climatique et sociale

Les débats en commission à l’Assemblée nationale sur la loi Climat et résilience se sont achevés jeudi 18 mars dans la nuit. Malgré une forte mobilisation des organisations de la société civile et de certains parlementaires pour corriger le tir, le bilan est largement décevant et appelle à un renforcement de la mobilisation avant l’ouverture … Continue reading “Loi Climat : des débats déconnectés des urgences climatique et sociale”

Social Inertia: Why is change so hard?

I saw the danger / yet I walked / along the enchanted way. —Peter Kavanagh, Raglan Road, 1946 Over the past few decades a recurring question arises in public ecological discourse: In the face of overwhelming evidence, scientific warnings, existential urgency, and countless examples of ecological disintegration, why are societies worldwide so slow to respond appropriately? … Continue reading “Social Inertia: Why is change so hard?”

The ties that bind us, and move us forward

The greatest change has always been driven by movements of people organizing from the ground up – from local level battles to facing global crises – to challenge the status quo and raise the ceiling of social progression. It’s the bonds we share as a collective and how we harness that power that shapes our … Continue reading “The ties that bind us, and move us forward”

Why climate justice is impossible without racial justice

The climate crisis is fueling inequality around the world and in particular racial injustice. For generations, inequality has exacerbated the impacts of the climate emergency for racial communities, and here is why: Colonialism  The excessive exploitation of natural resources would not have been possible without slavery, which allowed Western countries to accumulate significant wealth…..This grabbing … Continue reading “Why climate justice is impossible without racial justice”

World’s first underwater climate strike calls for ocean protection

Seychelles – Young Mauritian scientist and climate advocate, Shaama Sandooyea, has held the world’s first ever underwater climate strike at the heart of the Indian Ocean. The protest took place at the Saya de Malha Bank, a climate-critical site owing to its vast seagrass meadows, 735km off the coast of Seychelles.  Whilst underwater Sandooyea, 24, … Continue reading “World’s first underwater climate strike calls for ocean protection”

Why industrial fishing companies shouldn’t manage the oceans

Industrial fishing is emptying our seas of life – ripping up seabeds, decimating wildlife populations and threatening food security for local communities.  So why are governments still hoping that they can solve the ocean crisis in discussions dominated by destructive fishing interests? Just 1% of the global oceans are properly protected from harmful industry, while … Continue reading “Why industrial fishing companies shouldn’t manage the oceans”

How the Polish state is intimidating their youth climate activists

At least five climate activists are reportedly being accused of breaking Environmental law in Poland after participating in the Fridays for Future demonstrations during the European Council summit in December. Fridays for Future protestor in Poland © Max Zieliński, Greenpeace Polska“I never thought I would live in a time when young, prosperous people — the … Continue reading “How the Polish state is intimidating their youth climate activists”

Déforestation, climat : l’hypocrisie gouvernementale à son sommet

La France, par ses importations de matières premières et de produits transformés, contribue à la déforestation dans le monde. Plutôt que de s’attaquer frontalement à ce problème, le gouvernement préfère se livrer à des opérations de communication comme celle d’aujourd’hui. Ce 12 mars, Emmanuel Macron parraine le Global Forest Summit, un sommet international visant à … Continue reading “Déforestation, climat : l’hypocrisie gouvernementale à son sommet”

A decade after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, Greenpeace renews calls for the Japanese government to shift to a renewable energy future

Tokyo, 11 March, 2021 – As Japan commemorates the tragic nuclear accident that hit Fukushima 10 years ago, Greenpeace Japan released the following statement.Sam Annesley, Executive Director of Greenpeace Japan: “We would like to express our sympathies to those who lost their families and loved ones in the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. We … Continue reading “A decade after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, Greenpeace renews calls for the Japanese government to shift to a renewable energy future”

Certification schemes such as FSC are greenwashing forest destruction

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Certified companies, including with the widely-known FSC label, are reportedly linked to forest destruction, land disputes and human rights abuses warns a new report from Greenpeace International. Destruction: Certified, released today, shows that many certification schemes used for products such as palm oil and soya for animal feed are, in fact, effectively … Continue reading “Certification schemes such as FSC are greenwashing forest destruction”

That “certified” label? Not what you think it means.

What’s happening? You care about the environment. So you pay extra attention when you go to your local shops to buy the things you need, so you choose a product with a sustainability label rather than one without. BUT, in some cases those labels don’t matter because they may still be linked to deforestation and … Continue reading “That “certified” label? Not what you think it means.”

Destruction: Certified

Certification is not a solution to deforestation, forest degradation and other ecosystem conversion. In this report, we show how certification on its own has not helped companies meet their 2020 commitments to exclude deforestation from their supply chains. The purpose of this report is to assess the effectiveness of (mainly voluntary) certification for land-based commodities … Continue reading “Destruction: Certified”

When women take a stand to protect what they love

We cannot deny that women have come a long way, their influence seen, heard and felt everywhere. Be it in the social, political, or economic spheres, women are stepping out of their comfort zone, making waves, and even breaking barriers. We talked to some of Thailand’s inspiring women who are driven and dedicated to their … Continue reading “When women take a stand to protect what they love”

To the women fighting to protect our ocean and food security: Thank you!

Close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing on a sandy beach listening to the sounds of the ocean as the waves are washing in. It’s magic isn’t it? Indeed, it’s paradise. Now imagine opening your eyes and being able to look under the surface of the beautiful blue ocean. Just for a split second, imagine seeing … Continue reading “To the women fighting to protect our ocean and food security: Thank you!”

« Son of Fukushima », un documentaire en avant-première

Dimanche 14 mars, à 20h30, nous diffusons en partenariat avec Imago TV un documentaire animé inédit qui raconte avec sensibilité le parcours d’une famille japonaise touchée par la catastrophe nucléaire de Fukushima. Un film à ne pas manquer. Cet article « Son of Fukushima », un documentaire en avant-première est apparu en premier sur Greenpeace France.

International Women’s Day – Celebrating Greenpeace changemakers

The fight against the climate crisis is also a fight for global equality. The strong engagement of women around the world is powerful and key in advancing climate and environmental protection.  Hear from some of the women at Greenpeace from across the globe about the work they do every day and the change they want … Continue reading “International Women’s Day – Celebrating Greenpeace changemakers”

[ACTION] : L’avion vert ne sauvera pas le climat

Ce matin, des activistes de Greenpeace se sont introduit·es sur le tarmac de l’aéroport Roissy-Charles de Gaulle pour dénoncer le greenwashing du gouvernement sur l’aérien. Face à la crise climatique, il est nécessaire de réguler et réduire le trafic aérien pour qu’il soit compatible avec l’accord de Paris, tout en anticipant la reconversion de ce … Continue reading “[ACTION] : L’avion vert ne sauvera pas le climat”

New report links 2020’s record-breaking fires in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands to world’s biggest meat processor

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The world’s largest meat processor JBS and its leading competitors Marfrig and Minerva slaughtered cattle purchased from ranchers linked to the 2020 fires that destroyed one-third of the world’s largest inland wetland in the Pantanal region of Brazil, according to a new report published by Greenpeace International. The Brazilian meat giants … Continue reading “New report links 2020’s record-breaking fires in Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands to world’s biggest meat processor”

Making Mincemeat of the Pantanal

In 2020, thanks to two consecutive years of severe drought, some 30% of the Brazilian Pantanal – the world’s largest contiguous wetland – burned. In many cases ranchers are suspected of starting fires deliberately. The world’s largest meat processor JBS and its leading competitors Marfrig and Minerva slaughtered cattle purchased from ranchers linked to the … Continue reading “Making Mincemeat of the Pantanal”

Greenpeace UK stoppe la pêche destructrice dans la Manche

En 2019, les chalutiers industriels ont passé plus de 3000 heures à ratisser les fonds marins de cette aire marine protégée, au large des côtes britanniques. Face à l’inaction des autorités, il était temps d’agir concrètement pour arrêter ce pillage. Cet article Greenpeace UK stoppe la pêche destructrice dans la Manche est apparu en premier … Continue reading “Greenpeace UK stoppe la pêche destructrice dans la Manche”

5 reasons we need wildlife in order to survive

Our natural earth is dying. It is on the brink of collapse.  Just 15% of the world’s forests remain intact, and only 3% of the world’s oceans are free from human pressures.  Mainly due to human pressures, the planet is losing species – its biodiversity – at an alarming rate, thought to be comparable only … Continue reading “5 reasons we need wildlife in order to survive”

Memories of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) aboard a Greenpeace ship

On Monday, 22 February 2021, American poet, publisher, and innovative book seller, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, died from lung disease, at the age of 101. In the summer of 1977, Ferlinghetti joined the crew of the Greenpeace ship during the whale campaign and he wrote an historic poem in the ship’s dreambook.  Ferlinghetti was born in New York … Continue reading “Memories of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) aboard a Greenpeace ship”

Fukushima : une catastrophe nucléaire et humaine

Le 11 mars, cela fera 10 ans qu’une catastrophe nucléaire majeure débutait avec la fusion de trois réacteurs de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima-Daiichi, exploitée par TEPCO. Aujourd’hui, les victimes de la catastrophe continuent de se battre pour faire valoir leurs droits et porter leur cause à une échelle internationale. Greenpeace leur donne la parole … Continue reading “Fukushima : une catastrophe nucléaire et humaine”

Julien Denormandie se viande

Le ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Alimentation, Julien Denormandie, ne cesse d’affirmer qu’il souhaite concilier environnement et agriculture. Dans les faits, il refuse le dialogue avec les associations environnementales, reprend mot pour mot les arguments des industriels au sujet des nouveaux organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) et répand des fausses informations pour défendre l’industrie de la … Continue reading “Julien Denormandie se viande”

Photographing Fukushima for the future

Images of temporary housing where many must live with inconvenience and a mountain of bulk bags full of radioactive soil – these are all photographs taken by 73-years old Mr. Toru Anzai after the 2011 March TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster forced him to evacuate from his home of many years in Iitate, Fukushima. Mr. … Continue reading “Photographing Fukushima for the future”

The biggest little whales

When we talk about whales, a lot of the words that come to mind describe how big they are:  ‘enormous’, ‘huge’, ‘giant’, ‘largest-ever’, ‘leviathans’. We measure them by comparisons to buses, herds of elephants and dinosaurs. So it might surprise you to learn that there are some whales which get totally different descriptions – like … Continue reading “The biggest little whales”

The biggest little whales

When we talk about whales, a lot of the words that come to mind describe how big they are:  ‘enormous’, ‘huge’, ‘giant’, ‘largest-ever’, ‘leviathans’. We measure them by comparisons to buses, herds of elephants and dinosaurs. So it might surprise you to learn that there are some whales which get totally different descriptions – like … Continue reading “The biggest little whales”