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Greenpeace is pioneer in public protests, says German researcher

Greenpeace campaigners

Greenpeace was a pioneer when it came to public protests and had served as a model for other groups, a researcher said as the environmental organisation marked its 50th anniversary. Greenpeace campaigners demanding a just climate deal at the climate change conference in Paris. Photo credit: Reuters “Greenpeace has certainly had a pioneering role when it comes to staging protest ...

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Riots in South Africa could lead to environmental disaster

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

An activist on Friday, July 23, 2021 warned the South African government against environmental disaster in port city of Durban and other parts of the country. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa During recent large-scale mayhem and mob violence, numerous chemicals were spilled into nearby waters from a warehouse that set on fire, killing fish and other aquatic animals on ...

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Lobbyist reveals efforts to block climate policy, Exxon CEO apologises for comments

ExxonMobil

A senior ExxonMobil lobbyist has been captured on camera claiming that the oil giant is waging a secret war on climate change legislation. ExxonMobil offices The covert recordings, filmed by Greenpeace UK, appear to lift the lid on the secretive world of US oil lobbying. Greenpeace UK’s investigative platform Unearthed went undercover as head-hunters looking to hire a prominent Washington, D.C. lobbyist ...

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Activists flay South Africa’s decline of support for global plastic ban treaty

Plastic pollution

A Mail & Guardian exposé on Monday, June 21, 2021, revealed that the South African government plans to reject a new proposed global treaty on plastics. According to a leaked document, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is afraid that the plastic ban will make it harder for the country to, among other things, capitalise on the plastic waste trade. Plastic ...

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How Greenpeace, Western Anti Africa Energy Groups take wrong approach to EACOP

Greenpeace EACOP

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I’d probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace. There are obvious reasons for this: Greenpeace has been around for more than 50 years, and it has done a masterful job of bringing environmental concerns to the world’s attention and ...

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Kenya still at risk despite UN plastics nod – Greenpeace

Plastic pollution

In the lead up to the UN summit being held in Nairobi, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has named Kenya as an emerging leader in the fight against plastic pollution and among the first countries in East Africa to sign the Clean Seas initiative. Volunteers with Greenpeace Philippines clean up a heavily polluted beach in Manila. Photo credit: DW.com Kenya banned the ...

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Eloise: Greenpeace calls for coordinated action amid demands for leaders to declare climate emergency

Topical Cyclone Eloise

President Filipe Nyusi is set to embark on a trip to areas affected by Cyclone Eloise, as damages are being assessed in Mozambique and neighboring countries, after it struck three days ago. Storm Eloise made landfall in Mozambique on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Photo credit: Gauteng Weather FB “Thoughts and prayers alone won’t fix the climate crisis at the heart of the ...

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Intensifying weather events threaten Africa – Greenpeace report

Cyclone Idai

Greenpeace scientific report released on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa, and gravely threatening human health, food security, peace, and biodiversity. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Weather across sub-Saharan Africa has become more extreme ...

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Greenpeace warns Mauritius not to sink vessel that caused oil spill

Mauritius spill

Plans by Mauritius to sink part of a broken-up vessel that caused a disastrous oil spill should be shelved, environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, said on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The Mauritius oil spill “Out of all available options, the Mauritian government is choosing the worst one,” said Happy Khambule of Greenpeace Africa. “Sinking this vessel would risk biodiversity and contaminate the ...

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Paris accord pull-out: Trump surrenders US global leadership – Greenpeace

Njeri Kabeberi

Denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International has said the decision will cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. Greenpeace Africa Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration ...

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