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Clone of Global campaigns

Last edited 1 May 2015 at 10:56am

Greenpeace is an international organisation, working across the globe on several priority campaigns. As well as the campaigns we're currently focusing on in the UK - climate change, protecting forests, defending oceans, and working for peace - other Greenpeace offices continue to work on challenging nuclear power, promoting sustainable agriculture and eliminating toxic chemicals.

Challenging nuclear power


Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants.

Buzz killers: UK blocking bee-killing pesticide ban

Posted by Graham Thompson — 25 April 2013 at 11:47am - Comments
Bumblebee on a flower
All rights reserved. Credit: Steve Erwood / Greenpeace
You don't have to be Einstein to work here...

In a shock to the scientific community, neonicotinoids, - or neurotoxic agricultural insecticides - have been shown in laboratory tests to cause brain damage in bees.

Actually, it wasn’t that much of a shock. There’s never been any doubt over the potential of these chemicals to harm bees - the recent controversy has been over dosage.

Bumblebee on a flower

Global campaigns

Last edited 24 May 2016 at 7:45am

Greenpeace is an international organisation, working across the globe on several priority campaigns. As well as the campaigns we're currently focusing on in the UK - climate change, protecting forests, defending oceans, and working for peace - other Greenpeace offices continue to work on challenging nuclear power, promoting sustainable agriculture and eliminating toxic chemicals.

Challenging nuclear power


Greenpeace has always fought - and will continue to fight - vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity. The only solution is to halt the expansion of all nuclear power, and for the shutdown of existing plants.

Climate change isn't corking news

Posted by christian — 4 September 2009 at 1:15pm - Comments

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Chardonnay, Hermitage, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Merlot, Pinot Noir - France and the production of classic wines go hand-in-hand. The French combine the cultural sophistication, attention to gastronomic detail and philosophical sang-froid to be able to produce wine that many sophisticated wine buffs regard as still the best in the World. (I don't know what sang-froid actually means, but it sounds about right, I think you'll agree.)

Brazilian leather giant commits to Amazon cattle moratorium following indsutry pressure

Last edited 13 August 2009 at 10:06am
13 August, 2009

One of the world's largest leather suppliers, and Brazil's second-largest beef exporter today backed Greenpeace's call for a moratorium on the purchase of cattle from farms involved in new deforestation in the Amazon with immediate effect. (1).

Bertin's announcement follows tough new policy statements from shoe retailers such as Clarks, Nike, Timberland, Geox and Adidas, in response to a Greenpeace report entitled Slaughtering the Amazon, which was released in June.

Nike agree to stop buying Amazon leather following Greenpeace report

Last edited 22 July 2009 at 4:10pm
22 July, 2009

The global sportswear company Nike has announced that it is to stop buying leather from the Amazon region of Brazil, following concerns that its shoes and trainers could be driving the destruction of the world's largest rainforest and contributing to climate change.

Peddling ecological farming in India

Posted by reyestirado — 17 June 2009 at 4:49pm - Comments

Reyes works for Greenpeace's Research Labratories and is normally based in Exeter but she's just begun a year long project working with our office in India. Reyes already wrote for the blog relay last month but we convinced her to write a monthly update about her adventures in India and here's her first update.

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