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One Day Without Us

Posted by Aakash Naik — 20 February 2017 at 11:24am - Comments
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Today Greenpeace is coming together with thousands of people from across the country to support ‘One Day Without Us’ a celebration of migrants in the UK.

HSBC: what they've said about funding deforestation, and why it's wrong

Posted by jamie — 8 February 2017 at 2:59pm - Comments
Bulldozers clearing peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
All rights reserved. Credit: Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace
Bumitama, the company behind these bulldozers, received loans from HSBC despite breaching the bank's policies

Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up Indonesia's forests. Since then, thousands of emails have been sent to the CEO. Now HSBC is responding to those emails, but what it's saying is at times misguided, and other times just plain wrong.

A government scheme for funding renewables is about to be sold off to a firm that backs fracking. We must stop this

Posted by Richard Casson — 3 February 2017 at 3:32pm - Comments
by. Credit: Left: Greenpeace / Right: Wikipedia

If you're on Greenpeace's email list, chances are you'll have just received an email about the Green Investment Bank - a government body that is currently being privatised. If the sale goes through as it stands, it could have devastating consequences on the UK renewable energy industry.

How much space would need to be covered by solar panels to power every home in the UK?

Posted by Richard Casson — 1 February 2017 at 2:04pm - Comments

Have you ever wondered - how much space would need to be covered by solar panels, if we tried to produce the amount of power used by every home in the UK? Well, here's the answer...

Tension in the Air: making Mary Poppins fly

Posted by Mel Evans — 26 January 2017 at 2:25pm - Comments
Mary Poppins in Air Pollution Protest in London
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This weekend at Somerset House in London – after a week of high alert air pollution – you can see Mary Poppins fly, just like she did on 6th January, merely a week into 2017, when the UK breached its air pollution limit for the entire year. Tension in the Air, is part of Space to Breathe - a weekend of creative action in response to our city’s air pollution crisis.  

HSBC boss grilled on Greenpeace campaign at Davos

Posted by Joe Sutherland — 25 January 2017 at 3:27pm - Comments

Last week we revealed that HSBC - the biggest bank in the UK - is funding palm oil companies who are destroying rainforests in Indonesia. People across the world have since demanded that HSBC stop its profit-hungry palm oil investments.

The journey to City Hall

Posted by Neil Jones — 25 January 2017 at 12:06pm - Comments
School children handing letter to Sadiq Khan
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Yesterday I went to London’s City Hall to deliver a letter from over 100 local headteachers to the Mayor, Sadiq Khan. The letter calls for safe, clean air for children all over the city. “Clean air now! Clean air now! Clean air now!” chanted children from five primary schools. And who could argue with that?

'You wouldn't risk this place for all the oil in the world' - Introducing the Amazon Reef

Posted by Mal Chadwick — 23 January 2017 at 12:43pm - Comments
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Big news: scientists have confirmed the discovery of an incredible coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river!

 

But we can’t celebrate just yet: oil companies are closing in with a reckless plan to drill for oil nearby. Once they get government approval, these companies could start drilling within months. We can’t let that happen.

An oil spill could devastate this amazing place, harming wildlife and ruining local people’s livelihoods. 

Open letter to Sadiq Khan from London's headteachers

Posted by Neil Jones — 23 January 2017 at 10:17am - Comments
Children crossing a road near a red London bus
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Dear Sadiq Khan,

We are headteachers who represent schools from across London. Our schools are in areas where our children and young people are being forced to breathe some of the most toxic air in London, and the country as a whole.

We welcome the bold commitments you have made to clean up London’s air.

Revealed: HSBC linked to forest destruction

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 16 January 2017 at 12:05pm - Comments

This is a guest blog from Annisa Rahmawati, Senior Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace Southeast Asia.

Today we’ve let the cat out of the bag that HSBC - the biggest bank in the UK - is funding destructive palm oil companies.

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