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Clean Air Now? Sadiq Khan Responds

Posted by Sadiq Khan — 25 April 2016 at 10:53am - Comments
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This blog below written by the Labour candidate for the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We're also featuing blogs by Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

With the Paris Agreement signed, now it's back to work

Posted by Graham T — 22 April 2016 at 5:05pm - Comments
Hot air ballon with "rise up for renewables" message.
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The Paris agreement, to be signed by around 170 governments today - Earth Day - in New York, is seen by many as a big step forward, including by Greenpeace.

This huge Amazon dam was just stalled - but now we need to stop it.

Posted by Anonymous — 22 April 2016 at 3:50pm - Comments
Children playing in river Tapajos
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It’s a good week for the Amazon rainforest! Just yesterday, Brazil’s environmental agency – Ibama – announced it was suspending the license to build the massive São Luiz do Tapajós dam on the Tapajós River. The reason? The agency recognized the risks the dam project would pose for nearby Munduruku Indigenous communities.

This announcement is an important step for the Amazon and for Indigenous People’s rights in Brazil. We hope this will be a step foward to cancel the mega-dam definitively. Here’s why it is so essential.

Time is running out for destructive palm oil company IOI

Posted by Richardg — 22 April 2016 at 10:32am - Comments
Young oil palm trees in a recently established plantation within IOI's PT BSS co
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Young oil palm trees in a recently established plantation within IOI's PT BSS concession in West Kalimantan

As Indonesia’s president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world’s biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection.

Clean Air Now? Caroline Pidgeon Responds

Posted by Caroline Pidgeon — 21 April 2016 at 4:04pm - Comments
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This blog below written by the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Mayor of London, Caroline Pidgeon. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Zac Goldsmith (Conservative) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now.


Getting real about tackling London’s air pollution

John West caught red handed in the Indian Ocean - thanks to you!

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 21 April 2016 at 3:59pm - Comments

Greenpeace crew, currently on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean, have found a destructive fishing device (FAD) that has been deployed by a John West supplier. We know this thanks to your research on John West tuna cans coming from the region. 

Clean Air Now? Zac Goldsmith Responds

Posted by Zac Goldsmith — 20 April 2016 at 11:55am - Comments
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This blog below written by the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London, Zac Goldsmith. It's part of a series of blogs by candidates for London Mayor. We'll also be featuing blogs by Sadiq Khan (Labour), Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat) and Sian Berry (Green Party).

London's air quality is one of the worst in Europe. Add your name to the thousands of people demanding clean air now. 

On the trail of John West dirty tuna in the Indian ocean

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 18 April 2016 at 5:22pm - Comments
Illustration of a ship with the hashtag Not Just Tuna
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1 in 5 tins of tuna worldwide are produced by Thai Union

Today, the Greenpeace ship, The Esperanza, set sail in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai Union (the owner of John West in the UK)

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have

Posted by Aakash Naik — 18 April 2016 at 3:54pm - Comments
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It was Winston Churchill who famously said "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." We couldn't agree more, that's why we scaled 15 of London's most iconic statues to crystallise the importance of air pollution in the hearts and minds of politicians. 

40,000 lives are cut short by air pollution across the country, but David Cameron has the power to change things. Click here to demand action for clean air now!

11 awe-inspiring British wildlife-watching moments from #IntotheWild

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 16 April 2016 at 2:02pm - Comments
Common dolphins leaping from the ocean
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Common dolphins swim in Scotland

We’ve fallen in love with British wildlife all over again this week thanks to the wonderful nature footage on BBC’s Into the Wild.