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”

Living in the shadow of industrial meat production

As a former investigative TV journalist for 25 years, I am used to picking up good stories by listening to the people on the frontlines of a situation. And through my work as an Agricultural Campaigner for Greenpeace Denmark, a group of people I have been speaking to a lot recently are those who live … Continue reading “Living in the shadow of industrial meat production”

Motorway through a forest? No way.

The logging season has just started in Germany and forests are under siege. The largest is the Dannenroder forest. In two nearby forests, the Herren forest and the Maulbacher forest, people in treehouses have already been evicted, their houses destroyed and trees have been cut with a brutality that can barely be described. The chainsaws … Continue reading “Motorway through a forest? No way.”

SO2 emissions fall in India as coal use slows – Greenpeace global ranking

DELHI, INDIA – India’s toxic sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions fell in 2019 for the first time in four years as coal use decreased, reveals a new analysis of NASA satellite data by Greenpeace India and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA). In 2019, human-made SO2 emissions fell in all three of … Continue reading “SO2 emissions fall in India as coal use slows – Greenpeace global ranking”

Trump and Bolsonaro “meltdown” during UN Biodiversity Summit

New York — As the United Nations meets virtually at the Summit on Biodiversity today, ice sculptures of the presidents Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro are melting in New York to expose the urgency to act on the nature crisis and biodiversity collapse.  The protest highlights the deliberate failures of both administrations to address the … Continue reading “Trump and Bolsonaro “meltdown” during UN Biodiversity Summit”

Waste not, want not: Addressing food waste for a just and ecological food system

Today is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Many of us instinctively feel guilty about throwing out food, especially when “690 million people in the world went hungry in 2019 – up by 10 million from 2018, an increase by nearly 60 million in five years,” according to the World Health … Continue reading “Waste not, want not: Addressing food waste for a just and ecological food system”

Greenpeace responds to Swedish oil company Preem withdrawing expansion plans, following protests

Lysekil, Sweden – Swedish oil company Preem announced today it will cancel its plans to expand their oil refinery Preemraff. Preemraffs expansion has been the single biggest climate issue in Sweden during 2020, with massive protests across the environmental movement. The decision comes two weeks after a range of activities from the Swedish climate movement … Continue reading “Greenpeace responds to Swedish oil company Preem withdrawing expansion plans, following protests”

Bird prodigy and young activist leader holds most Northerly strike

Svalbard – 18-year-old ornithologist and nature, climate and equal rights campaigner, Mya-Rose Craig, also known as “birdgirl”, is at the Arctic ice edge, North of Svalbard, 82.2° North, protesting in the world’s most northerly climate strike. She stood on an ice floe holding the message “Youth Strike for Climate”.“I’m here because I want to see … Continue reading “Bird prodigy and young activist leader holds most Northerly strike”

What you need to know about Taiwan’s coral bleaching

Taiwan is home to a diversified coral ecology that is rarely seen in other subtropical areas around the world. However, as the climate is getting hotter and breaking historical records, Taiwan is seeing widespread coral bleaching in its oceans. The Coral Reef Observation System of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has lately raised … Continue reading “What you need to know about Taiwan’s coral bleaching”

The world failed on all of its biodiversity targets. What happens next?

Remember that feeling at school of waiting to get your exam results? The nervous knot in your stomach, the sweaty palms…  Last week, all governments found out how they scored against the targets they set themselves a decade ago to protect nature.  It was pretty bad.  Governments didn’t reach any of the targets in full … Continue reading “The world failed on all of its biodiversity targets. What happens next?”

Southeast Asia power sector scored: Bottlenecks and bailouts pose major climate risks

Jakarta, Indonesia, 23 September – Vested coal interests, erratic policy shifts, and political bottlenecks for solar and wind energy present serious roadblocks to Southeast Asia’s climate response, a power sector scorecard report from Greenpeace Southeast Asia (GPSEA) has shown.  Of the eight countries examined, none will achieve the target 1.5 degrees pathway without significant market … Continue reading “Southeast Asia power sector scored: Bottlenecks and bailouts pose major climate risks”

Il faut sauver la sentinelle Arctique

La banquise de l’océan Arctique vient d’atteindre sa deuxième superficie la plus basse jamais enregistrée. Elle a déjà perdu les deux tiers de son volume, et sa surface diminue de manière constante depuis ces dernières décennies. Cette fonte hors de contrôle est un cri d’alarme du changement climatique et des menaces qui pèsent sur notre … Continue reading “Il faut sauver la sentinelle Arctique”

The ice is disappearing, BUT a movement is emerging

Today, scientists sounded another alarm on the impacts of the climate breakdown:  the Arctic sea ice minimum has reached its 2nd lowest level since measurements began. The melting Arctic is a loud wake-up call. Our oceans and all the amazing creatures that call it home need our help now more than ever. They need you … Continue reading “The ice is disappearing, BUT a movement is emerging”

Arctic in decline: sea ice minimum reaches second lowest extent on record

Svalbard, Norway, 21 September, 2020 — According to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, the 2020 Arctic sea ice minimum extent was likely reached on 15 September at 3.74 million square kilometers. This year’s extent is the second lowest on record. The Arctic sea ice has already lost two-thirds of its volume and there … Continue reading “Arctic in decline: sea ice minimum reaches second lowest extent on record”

Menus végétariens : du mieux à la cantine ?

En 2018, nous révélions grâce à une enquête collective que 69% des élèves scolarisés au primaire n’avaient d’autre choix que de manger de la viande tous les jours ou presque dans leur cantine. Nous menions alors campagne pour l’introduction de menus végétariens dans les cantines scolaires. Nous avons été entendus : depuis le 1er novembre … Continue reading “Menus végétariens : du mieux à la cantine ?”

It’s time to rise up and demand climate justice

We’ve all watched the last six months in disbelief, hoping that the Covid-19 crisis would at least provide a doorway to a new and better world. But instead, what we all feared has unravelled before our eyes: a return to an even worse version of ‘business as usual’. Public services slashed, environmental safeguards thrown aside … Continue reading “It’s time to rise up and demand climate justice”

Emmanuel Macron, abandonnez l’accord UE-Mercosur

Lettre ouverte adressée adressée à Monsieur le Président de la République, Emmanuel Macron, le 16 septembre 2020 Monsieur Macron, pour être #TousEcologistes, abandonnez l’accord UE-Mercosur Monsieur le Président de la République, Le 2 juin 2017, alors que Donald Trump annonce que les Etats-Unis se retirent de l’Accord de Paris, vous annoncez vouloir #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain. Puis, lors … Continue reading “Emmanuel Macron, abandonnez l’accord UE-Mercosur”

Affaire du Siècle : notre réponse à l’État

Jeudi 3 septembre, nous avons déposé devant le Tribunal Administratif de Paris notre “mémoire en réplique”, c’est-à-dire notre réponse aux arguments que l’État avait présenté en juin dernier. Alors que l’État a mis près de 16 mois pour répondre à l’Affaire du Siècle, notre équipe juridique a travaillé sans relâche cet été pour produire notre mémoire … Continue reading “Affaire du Siècle : notre réponse à l’État”

Révolutionnons les transports

Une nouvelle étude commandée par Greenpeace Belgique et réalisée par Climact et NewClimate Institute vient d’être publiée. Elle présente une feuille de route pour les responsables politiques européens permettant de décarboner le secteur des transports d’ici 2040, au niveau européen. Cet article Révolutionnons les transports est apparu en premier sur Greenpeace France.

Activists from Greenpeace Nordic arrested after blocking oil tanker in Sweden

Lysekil, Sweden, 13 September 2020 – Continuing two days of peaceful protest, six activists from Greenpeace Nordic this morning climbed the cranes in the oil harbour at Preem’s oil refinery in Brofjorden, Lysekil, on Sweden’s west coast. By blocking the cranes at the terminal, they prevented the crude oil tanker Grena Knutsen from unloading crude … Continue reading “Activists from Greenpeace Nordic arrested after blocking oil tanker in Sweden”

Greenpeace continues peaceful blockade despite authorities orders

Lysekil, Sweden, 11 September 2020 – The Swedish Maritime Administration has closed off the fairway leading to Preem’s oil refinery for all traffic. The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior has been blocking all tanker traffic to and from the refinery for 23 hours. The eight tankers that are currently blocked by the Rainbow Warrior are now … Continue reading “Greenpeace continues peaceful blockade despite authorities orders”

Rainbow Warrior continues to block Preem’s oil refinery

Lysekil, Sweden, 11 September – The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior and Greenpeace Nordic activists are peacefully blocking the entrance of the Brofjorden port in Sweden and blocking the oil tanker Grena Knutsen, which was destined for Preem’s oil refinery Preemraff since yesterday at 19.30. Preem is a Swedish oil company that has applied to expand their … Continue reading “Rainbow Warrior continues to block Preem’s oil refinery”

Europe is eating the world’s forests (but we can stop it!)

It’s early morning at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, the heart of Europe, far away from the raging fires in the Amazon. A group of activists has been awake for hours already. It was still dark when they started their climb up on the 14-storey headquarter in which European leaders make decisions that have … Continue reading “Europe is eating the world’s forests (but we can stop it!)”

Greenpeace ship stops oil tanker, demand Swedish PM chooses Paris over Preem

Lysekil, Sweden, 10 September 2020 Today the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior and activists from Greenpeace Nordic peacefully blocked the entrance of the Brofjorden port to stop the oil tanker Grena Knutsen, destined for Preem’s oil refinery. Greenpeace demands that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the Swedish government choose Paris over Preem, and stop the planned … Continue reading “Greenpeace ship stops oil tanker, demand Swedish PM chooses Paris over Preem”

New images of illegal fires in the Amazon show destruction advances

Manaus – Greenpeace Brazil has captured new photos of fires devastating the Amazon during a flyover carried out between 16 to 21 August 2020. The images show widespread destruction across the rainforest, including in protected areas, despite the Brazilian government’s order to ban fires in the region since July 16. See images of the fires … Continue reading “New images of illegal fires in the Amazon show destruction advances”

We were told that mobility is about individual freedom and social status. This is nonsense.

We were told that mobility is about individuals, freedom and social status. It’s not. Why we move ourselves and goods around, how we do it, who does it, and how often — all of this reflects broad societal choices that weren’t always made considering long term consequences. Now, if there’s one thing that COVID reminded … Continue reading “We were told that mobility is about individual freedom and social status. This is nonsense.”

Life-defending women: From handicrafts to protective masks

The original version of this story was published in Portuguese on July 17 by Greenpeace Brazil. Since COVID-19 arrived in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, AM, Brazil, many Indigenous leaders have been working to keep the situation from worsening and bringing devastating consequences for the 23 Indigenous Peoples of the region.  Among the people who put their … Continue reading “Life-defending women: From handicrafts to protective masks”

Procès-bâillons : l’UE doit réagir

D’un bout à l’autre de l’Union européenne, journalistes, militant·es, universitaires et ONG font face à des menaces ou procédures judiciaires qui n’ont qu’un seul but : réduire les critiques au silence. Souvent lancées par des multinationales ou des personnes influentes, ces procédures-bâillons sont un danger pour la liberté d’expression. Greenpeace et plus d’une centaine d’ONG … Continue reading “Procès-bâillons : l’UE doit réagir”

With the advance of COVID-19, Indigenous People shelter inside the Forest

The original version of this story was published in Portuguese on July 15 by Greenpeace Brazil. Jair used both hands to cover his throat while tightly squeezing his eyes shut, showing that his throat “closed up” when he was infected with COVID-19. “Everything hurt,” he said, mimicking gestures and expressions of pain and suffering. According … Continue reading “With the advance of COVID-19, Indigenous People shelter inside the Forest”

Greenpeace protests against Shell plans to pollute North Sea

North Sea – Today Greenpeace activists from Germany have launched a protest in the North Sea to call out Shell’s plans to abandon an estimated 11,000 tonnes of oil in the sea.[1] The Greenpeace ship Esperanza approached the 500m exclusion zone of Shell’s platforms in the Brent oil field, off the Shetland Islands, with protestors … Continue reading “Greenpeace protests against Shell plans to pollute North Sea”

How the city in Brazil with the highest number of Indigenous People is dealing with COVID-19

The original version of this story was published in Portuguese on July 13 by Greenpeace Brazil. Since the novel coronavirus pandemic hit Brazil, an alarm has been ringing for the country’s Indigenous Peoples. Already with a history of destruction caused by epidemics transmitted by non-Indigenous People, COVID-19 brought a frightening reminder of a past that … Continue reading “How the city in Brazil with the highest number of Indigenous People is dealing with COVID-19”

Taiwanese movie director on climate change – “As long as we keep going, we’ll be alright.”

Read the original blog in traditional Chinese. Movie director Wang Shaudi likes to say that “making a TV series is almost like a social movement” and “directing is like self-improvement and a never-ending civics class”. From Portrait of a Good Family and Mother Hen’s Ducklings in the 1990s to Small Doctor in a Big Hospital, … Continue reading “Taiwanese movie director on climate change – “As long as we keep going, we’ll be alright.””

Our Entangled World

Around mid-summer each year, in the fir and cedar forests of western Canada, where I live, clumps of pure white plants pop up, known locally as “Ghost pipe.” Biologists classify them as Monotropa uniflora, members of the Ericaceae family, cousins to blueberry and rhododendron. However, M. uniflora collects all its nutrients and energy from mycorrhizal … Continue reading “Our Entangled World”

Celebrity support as activists reveal huge art installation on oil rig after 30 hours occupation

The North Sea, Denmark — Greenpeace activists, after swimming across the Dan oil field in the Danish North Sea to peacefully occupy the Dan Bravo oil rig have revealed a specially-made banner by the Danish street artist HuskMitNavn. The 225 square metre banner reads “BOILING” to indicate a dangerously heating planet. With the support of … Continue reading “Celebrity support as activists reveal huge art installation on oil rig after 30 hours occupation”

Photographers working on long-term environmental projects

Climate change is a complex and multi-faceted problem, and long-term photography projects can bring greater depth and understanding of environmental stories. Greenpeace spoke to four photographers – Swastik Pal, Nadia Bseiso, Amilton Neves and Agoes Rudianto – who have been working on long-term environmental projects. Through their lens, they are documenting the effects of climate … Continue reading “Photographers working on long-term environmental projects”

Activists swim to oil rig to show that Denmark is not as green as people think

The North Sea, Denmark — Four activists with Greenpeace Denmark have swum from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior across the Dan oil field in the Danish North Sea and are peacefully occupying the Dan Bravo oil rig to demand an immediate ban on all further oil and gas exploration in Denmark, followed by a complete … Continue reading “Activists swim to oil rig to show that Denmark is not as green as people think”

Long live Kushtau mountain and its defenders

Russia’s Southern Ural mountains, in the Republic of Bashkortostan, are known for their picturesque landscape. Shihans – limestone mountains – are the remnants of reefs of ancient seas. They are very different from the surrounding steppe landscapes and unique communities of plants and animals have formed here. It’s a sacred place for local residents, and … Continue reading “Long live Kushtau mountain and its defenders”