Greenpeace : News (12)

True climate leadership still missing

The world is moving ahead without Trump - but not as fast and decisively as needed.Another round of climate negotiations is over. And, like last year, President Trump has failed to stop the global climate talks from moving forward. Indeed, his announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has ...

True climate leadership still missing

The world is moving ahead without Trump - but not as fast and decisively as needed. Another round of climate negotiations is over. And, like last year, President Trump has failed to stop the global climate talks from moving forward. Indeed, his announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has ...

A focus on gender at the UN climate talks

Each year at the UN climate talks, gender becomes a central thematic element in the negotiations. Today is that day, six years after the first Gender Day was incorporated into the UNFCCC.Since then, every year, COPs have not only scheduled thematic days around agriculture and food security, cities, ...

Fire and Rain

The year 2017 may become a historic milestone where the visceral effects of global heating - extreme storms and wildfires - finally reach public consciousness. Homeowners Access Hurricane Irma Damage - 12 Sep, 2017Humans have known about the effects of carbon in the atmosphere for two centuries, ...

Why you shouldn't buy anything on Singles' Day

120,000 mobile phones sold in a minute, 1 billion things sold in one day - this is the reality of Singles' Day. It's the world's biggest online shopping day and it's happening on November 11. Created by the Chinese company, Alibaba, in 2009, Singles' Day is now a big event for Chinese and ...

Big oil is destructive in more ways than one

This September I took my first trip to Russia to join the celebration of Greenpeace Russia's 25 Year Anniversary.In big cities like Moscow, oil powered transport is a major source of pollution and greenhouse gases emissions. This is why four major cities - Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens - ...

Why we should MAKE SMTHNG instead of going shopping

MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action for a better world.From 2-10 December, at the start of the holiday shopping season, we want to invite you to make something with us. In cities around the world, makers are gathering to demonstrate how we can unite to create unique alternatives to buying ...

Why is H&M burning new clothes?

Journalists in Denmark have revealed that H&M are burning new clothes. Since 2013, 12 tonnes of clothing has been burned per year in Denmark alone.You might remember that H&M has been heavily promoting its recycling scheme. Whenever Greenpeace campaigned on the need to limit their immense use of ...

3 reasons this small country's court decision will have a big impact on global climate action

Two years ago, a courageous law student, Sarah Thomson, sued the New Zealand Government over its weak climate targets. Now she's made history.On 2 November, 2017, the High Court of New Zealand issued a game-changing ruling. It found that climate change presents significant risks and government ...

Revealed: Investigation uncovers the plot to murder Berta Cáceres

We will use the full extent of our fiscal and legal influence to bring the individuals and the organisation behind these criminal, barbaric acts to justice.' — The chief of security for DESA, builder of the Agua Zarca dam project opposed by the late Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, in a text ...

License to krill

Two days ago, the gavel came down in an adjudication decision which may, more than any other recent hammer-strike, determine the future of fishing: The Marine Stewardship Council officially bestowed its blue-and-white fish-check label to a massive factory operator that targets Antarctic krill. This ...

Climate leaders: the time has come

A common thread throughout history is that great leaders did the right thing at the right time, with courage and integrity. The current climate crisis has thrust our generation into such a moment in history.Today, we face a threat and an opportunity like none we have seen before and have a small ...