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It’s Time for Norway to Show Leadership on Arctic Protection

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 18 May 2016 at 4:57pm - Comments
Colourful postcard addressed to the Norwegian Embassy
All rights reserved. Credit: Angela Glienicke / Greenpeace
Postcard calling for Norway to protect the Arctic

Over the past few months, more than 3,000 people all around the country signed handwritten postcards addressed to Her Excellency Ms Mona Juul, the Norwegian Ambassador to the UK.

Emma Thompson joins Greenpeace celebration as Shell announce end of Arctic oil drilling

Last edited 29 September 2015 at 3:04pm
29 September, 2015

Emma Thompson joined Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven to deliver a celebratory speech outside Shell’s London head offices this morning (Tuesday 29 September). Yesterday, the Anglo-Dutch oil major announced it was pulling out of Arctic oil drilling.

Reaction: Shell pulls out of the Arctic

Last edited 28 September 2015 at 9:53am
28 September, 2015

Reacting to news that Shell is ending its Arctic drilling programme, Greenpeace UK executive director John Sauven said:

“Big oil has sustained an unmitigated defeat. They had a budget of billions, we had a movement of millions. The ‘unpredictable regulatory environment’ that forced Shell out of the Arctic is otherwise known as massive pressure from more than 7 million people. For three years we faced them down, and the people won.

Reaction: Annual Arctic sea ice minimum reached; fourth lowest on record

Last edited 15 September 2015 at 7:33pm
15 September, 2015

Commenting on the news that the Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum extent for 2015 and is the fourth lowest extent on record, Greenpeace International Spokesperson Ben Ayliffe said:

Ode to Aurora - an Arctic Roar poem

Posted by Claire Donner — 3 September 2015 at 10:01am - Comments

Yesterday, 64 activists, Emma Thompson and First Nations activists and artist Audrey Siegl were outside Shell's London HQ with Aurora, the giant polar bear puppet, to protest Shell's Artcic oil drilling. You can find out more at

Celebrities Join 7 million Worldwide to Defend the Arctic

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 28 July 2015 at 11:42am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Andy Gotts

60 iconic celebrities have joined the movement of 7 million people worldwide in a resounding global call for Arctic protection. 

Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, and Tom Hiddlestone are just a few of the high profile figures captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE wearing Save the Arctic t-shirts designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood. 

London Underground hosts gallery of A-list celebrities in call to Save the Arctic

Last edited 28 July 2015 at 1:41pm
13 July, 2015

Pamela Anderson, Stella McCartney, Kate Moss and Tom Hiddlestone are just some of the 60 iconic celebrities captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE in his innovative Save the Arctic public photography exhibition.

This extraordinary collection of stars wearing Vivienne Westwood’s Save the Arctic t-shirt reflects a growing global call for protection of the unique and fragile Arctic.

See the full Save the Arctic collection here 

Shell's Arctic failures - a campaign briefing

Last edited 1 September 2015 at 2:47pm
Publication date: 
8 July, 2015

In January 2015, Royal Dutch Shell confirmed that it intended, subject to regulatory approval, to resume its US Arctic drilling programme. Shell’s exploration plan was formally approved by the US government in early May, by which time the company had already begun to move drilling units and infrastructure towards Alaska, ahead of this summer’s short drilling window. In August Shell began to drill.

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Indigenous activists and Greenpeace Canada chasing Shell’s Arctic rig as Jane Fonda speaks out in support

Last edited 17 June 2015 at 6:14pm
17 June, 2015

Canadian EEZ in the Pacific Ocean ­– Right now, Indigenous and environmental activists are speeding away from the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza in small inflatable boats to confront Shell’s massive Arctic drilling platform, the Polar Pioneer, 35 nautical miles west of Vancouver Island.

Shell burns priceless art in latest Greenpeace film

Last edited 27 May 2015 at 8:33am
27 May, 2015

Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign has teamed up with award winning British creative agency Don’t Panic, and famous British montage artists Kennardphillipps, to create its next video targeting oil giant Shell and its plans to drill in the icy waters of the US Alaskan Arctic this summer.