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Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 28 April 2017 at 9:00am - Comments
Greenpeace activists blockade IOI's palm oil refinery in Rotterdam
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Last year, activists blocked palm oil trader IOI's refinery in Rotterdam. Now the company has made new commitments to protect forests

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a significant commitment to protect rainforests. If put into practice, this would address the problems on the company's own plantations and set new standards for the whole industry.

In pictures: It's Earth Day, stand up for the planet!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2017 at 8:48am - Comments
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A farmer in Lower Nyando - Kisumu County, EasternAfrica, applying ecological farming

It’s Earth Day today! This global, annual event has been celebrated since the 70’s and is a chance to show your appreciation for environmental protection. Whether it’s campaigning for clean air, protecting forests and oceans or fighting against climate change, the planet needs our help. These pictures illustrate biodiversity and positive solutions and actions for protecting the environment.

10 Things You Need to Know about SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel

Posted by Mel Evans — 19 April 2017 at 10:52am - Comments
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is a car industry lobby group. Their members include most major car manufacturers and therefore, it is no surprise that the group has been at the forefront of bravely defending diesel recently.

Plastic Pollution - Why Coca-Cola need to take responsibility too

Posted by Louisa Casson — 13 April 2017 at 12:28pm - Comments
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One of the best things about working on Greenpeace’s campaign to end ocean plastics is the chance to have lots of conversations with all sorts of people about the issue - whether on local radio stations or with pedestrians walking past the 2.5 tonne sculpture we installed outside Coca-Cola’s London HQ this week.

5 Reasons Why We're Outside Coca-Cola's HQ

Posted by Louisa Casson — 9 April 2017 at 7:48pm - Comments
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This morning, we've installed a piece of art right to the doorstep of Coca-Cola’s European office, to hold the soft drinks giant accountable for ocean plastic pollution. 

7 reasons to Go Electric now

Posted by Fran G — 7 April 2017 at 11:19am - Comments
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What pops into your head if I suggested you buy an electric car? For most people, it conjures up a host of stereotypes.

What soft drink companies are saying

Posted by Louisa Casson — 7 April 2017 at 10:35am - Comments
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It’s been three weeks since Greenpeace launched our expose on the gigantic plastic footprint of the soft drinks industry - and their lacklustre action to protect our oceans from the blight of throwaway plastic bottles. 

Reduce your exposure to air pollution

Posted by Emily Randall — 5 April 2017 at 10:43am - Comments
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Children campaigning for clean air

Air pollution is a problem. It won’t go away until politicians and the car industry come together with a plan to make truly clean travel possible for everyone. In the meantime we can protect ourselves and the ones we love by taking steps to reduce our exposure to air pollution. 

A sustainable fishing industry is a fair fishing industry

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 29 March 2017 at 12:20pm - Comments
Greenpeace's boat the Rising Tide arrives in Shoreham Harbour on its national to
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“We will defend our hard-won Common Fisheries Policy reforms. We will continue to devolve management...and rebalance the UK’s inland water quotas to smaller, specific locally-based fishing communities”

- 2015 Conservative Party manifesto

In pictures: Fantastic Forests, celebrate Terrific Trees on International Day of Forests

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 21 March 2017 at 11:17am - Comments
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Old-growth spruce-dominated forest in Russia

This year's global celebration's theme is "Forests and Climate Change". The International Day of Forests raises awareness about the alarming rate of deforestation, which not only accounts for 12 to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions through forest fires, but also threatens the livelihood of Indigenous Peoples.

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