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Greenpeace: Non-governmental environmental organization
Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over 39 countries and an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by Irving Stowe and Dorothy Stowe, Canadian and US ex-pat environmental activists. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues. It uses direct action, lobbying, research, and ecotage to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations, or political parties, relying on three million individual supporters and foundation grants. Greenpeace has a general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is a founding member of the INGO Accountability Charter, an international non-governmental organization that intends to foster accountability and transparency of non-governmental organizations.

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Polish coast guard boards Greenpeace ship in coal protest

Armed Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace ship blocking a delivery of coal in the port of Gdansk late on Monday and detained two activists, officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

In Passing

Steve Sawyer, a former executive director of Greenpeace, Dorothy Olsen, a Woman Airforce Service Pilot and Flight Lieutenant Archie McInnes, one of the last six surviving Battle of Britain veterans.
The Age - Published

Videos for Greenpeace

'Her passion seemed very metal' [Video]'Her passion seemed very metal'

NYC musician John Mollusk remixes Greta Thunberg's U.N. speech into a death metal tribute. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Nestlé's push for green packaging, Greenpeace not convinced [Video]Nestlé's push for green packaging, Greenpeace not convinced

Nestlé has set up a research institute to develop more environmentally friendly packaging for its products and reduce plastic waste, taking matters into its own hands rather than relying on its..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Watch: Polish officers smash windows of Greenpeace ship with sledgehammers [Video]Watch: Polish officers smash windows of Greenpeace ship with sledgehammers

Masked men, armed with automatic weapons, break the windows of the Rainbow Warrior vessel.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:27Published

Frankfurt Auto Show goes green [Video]Frankfurt Auto Show goes green

A stark warning from climate groups including Greenpeace - SUVs should be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:00Published

Bardem takes fight to protect oceans to U.N. [Video]Bardem takes fight to protect oceans to U.N.

Spanish actor Javier Bardem said during an interview with Reuters on Monday that his experience of traveling through the Antarctic made him realize just how "fragile" the ecosystem is. Bardem later..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

 

Greenpeace activists scale Sydney Harbour Bridge over 'climate emergency'

Greenpeace Australia is leading a protest action on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand the major political parties do more to deal with climate change.
SBS - Published

Climate change protesters descend on France's SocGen, energy companies

Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace..
Reuters - Published

Climate change protesters block access to French multinationals

Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said.
Reuters - Published

Environmental groups take France to court over climate change inaction

Environmental groups including Greenpeace and Oxfam have filed an unprecedented court action against the French government, accusing it of insufficient policy actions to tackle climate change.
Reuters - Published

Environment an issue for federal voters

The environment is neck and neck with the economy as a key issue for voters in the upcoming federal election, a new Greenpeace poll shows.
SBS - Published

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