Greenpeace Blog

Don't believe everything you read in the papers.

Posted by Graham Thompson — 30 November 2015 at 4:54pm - Comments
Viscount Ridley explains where that £27 billion went.
All rights reserved. Credit: unknown
Are we certain we are not overreacting, m'lud?

Like the good little ecomodernist he is, Viscount Ridley (AKA Matt King Coal, science correspondent for Murdoch’s Times, owner of Britain’s biggest open-cast coal mine and the man who inherited and then broke Northern Rock) has been busy recycling old myths into comment pieces, for the Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Britain’s leading firms have a suggestion for Cameron’s Paris speech

Posted by Stefano Gelmini — 28 November 2015 at 12:49pm - Comments
When Cameron visited Greenpeace in 2007 he spoke of the need for green energy. Now his policies fail to match his words

With global climate talks set to being in Paris next week, David Cameron's speech writers must have spent a few sleepless nights thinking of what the prime minister could say as he stands up in front of his fellow world leaders on Monday.

New petition: Government must respect Lancashire council's decision to say no to fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 27 November 2015 at 6:27pm - Comments
by. Credit: John Cobb / Greenpeace
'Frack Free Zone' signs along Blackpool Promenade, Lancashire

You might have heard today that the government has announced it will 'call in' the decision over fracking in Lancashire. What this means is that, depsite Lancashire county council voting against the shale gas industry back in June, the government now intends to have the final say.

The Long March Back to the 20th Century

Posted by Graham Thompson — 26 November 2015 at 11:58am - Comments
by-nc. Credit: Oxfam

Whilst the influence of George Osborne on energy and environment policies has long been of concern, the progress made on the international stage by Blair and Prescott, and on the domestic front by Miliband’s Climate Change Act, plus the restraining influence of the Lib Dems during the coalition, have meant that that the UK’s progress on climate issues has been substantial enough to take time and effort to undo.

However, Osborne has the time, and appears to be putting in the effort.

Everything you need to know about the Climate March this Sunday

Posted by Holly Dove — 26 November 2015 at 11:11am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Brooke Armstrong/Greenpeace
Join the march!

Why are we marching? 
To make sure politicians - especially David Cameron - hear our message that people and planet must come first. As he heads to the Climate Negotiations (COP21) in Paris, we want him to have the image of thousands of people marching for our planet in his mind. 

8 ideas for replacing coal power and keeping the lights on - without trashing the planet

Posted by Richard Casson — 24 November 2015 at 6:36pm - Comments

With the UK set to wean itself off coal power over the next decade, what will take its place to keep the lights on?

Climate stories: environment, colonial legacies and systemic change

Posted by Anna Lau — 23 November 2015 at 5:27pm - Comments
Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are taken to safety
All rights reserved. Credit: © AP Photo/John Bazemore
Victims of Hurricane Katrina were predominantly African American

Guest blogger Anna Lau reflects on how a failure of UN negotiations (and the Northern environmental movement more widely) to address the legacy of colonialism will hinder our ability to take meaningful action against climate change.

In pictures: A good catch, celebrate sustainable fishing on World Fisheries Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 20 November 2015 at 4:21pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Pierre Baelen / Greenpeace
Local Malagasi fishing boat in the port of Diego, Madagascar.

Every year on the 21 November fishing communities around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day and remind us that we need to ensure a healthy oceans ecosystem with plenty more fish swimming in the sea. More than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished and unsustainable fishing methods like bottom trawling or the use of FAD's (Fish Aggregation Devices) threaten to deplete fish stocks.

10 shocking facts showing how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s rainforests

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 20 November 2015 at 11:37am - Comments
Orphaned orangutan and palm oil plantation
All rights reserved. Credit: Greenpeace
Forest destruction and orphaned orangutan

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across Southeast Asia.

These forest fires were a legacy of decades of destruction by palm oil and paper companies. Despite 'no deforestation' promises held by companies, forests are still being trashed.

Here's 10 shocking facts showing the scale of Indonesia's forest destruction, and why it needs to stop now.

A Government Minister just lobbied himself

Posted by Rukayah Sarumi — 19 November 2015 at 8:14am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Janie Airey / Greenpeace
George Eustice and other parliamentary candidates back the Coastal Champions campaign in April 2015

The Fisheries Minister George Eustice just received a petition signed by himself, calling on himself to implement the measures George Eustice believes that George Eustice should take in redistributing fishing quota to small, sustainable, fishing vessels.

Follow Greenpeace UK