Out in the cold: why Shell's Arctic plans are a risky investment

Posted by Charlie Kronick — 21 May 2012 at 2:30pm - Comments
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Shareholders should question Shell's risky Arctic drilling plans

The past few weeks has been dubbed by many as the 'shareholder spring'. Chief executives of some of the world’s biggest companies – Aviva, Cairn Energy, RBS, and HSBC among others – have suffered as shareholders have expressed their very strong disapproval of high pay for executives, as performance has stagnated or even crashed. The new report that we, along with FairPensions and Platform, have released today shows just how much more shareholders and executives will have to worry about soon. 

Breaking the link between transport and oil

Posted by petespeller — 24 October 2011 at 3:43pm - Comments
Traffic in London
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A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research argues that breaking the link between road transport and oil is not only possible, it would benefit the economy, create jobs and reduce carbon emissions.

Greenpeace research reveals toxic chemicals in biggest clothing brands

Posted by Eoin D — 23 August 2011 at 3:30am - Comments
Clothing and the Global Toxic Cycle - 300 dpi
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Dirty Laundry: Clothing and the Global Toxic Cycle

Our latest research reveals that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) - chemicals that are effectively banned in clothing manufacturing in Europe - which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP), a toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting substance. 52 out of 78 garments from 14 global clothing, brands sold in the UK and the continent, tested positive for NPEs, including four Adidas articles.

From our China team: how to lose a foot on fieldwork

Posted by Louise Edge — 14 July 2011 at 10:52am - Comments
Zhong Yu during the clean-up of the Dalian oil spill
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Zhong Yu during the clean-up of the Dalian oil spill

Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace in China for over seven years and has witnessed some of the most devastating environmental disasters there from rapid glacier retreat on the Himalayas, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to last summer’s devastating Dalian oil spill. Here, she writes about the undercover research behind our latest report, which exposes the terrible impact that China’s growing textile industry is having on the country’s rivers.

Bad Influence at the World Bank

Posted by davidritter — 18 April 2011 at 10:52am - Comments
Deforestation could increase in the Congo due to McKinsey advice
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Deforestation could increase in the Congo due to McKinsey advice

In her blog post last week, my colleague Tracy explained why Greenpeace has taken on one of the big beasts of the corporate jungle: the consultancy firm McKinsey. These guys are at the top of the tree when it comes to advising governments on forests, so we’ve published a report investigating  them called Bad Influence: How McKinsey-inspired plans lead to rainforest destruction. 

Rainforest protection plans are rewarding industries that destroy forests

Posted by tracy.frauzel — 6 April 2011 at 4:57pm - Comments
Destruction in the Indonesian Rainforests
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Destruction in the Indonesian Rainforests

You’d be forgiven for remembering the UN Copenhagen climate talks (in December 2009) only for their epic failure to deliver a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions. But there was at least one important issue agreed which has the potential to have a significant impact on the climate - as well as protecting biodiversity.

Tesco escapes last place in new tinned tuna league table with spectacular policy u-turn

Posted by jamie — 9 January 2011 at 10:40am - Comments
Tesco was bottom of our tinned tuna league table before a nifty u-turn
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Tesco was bottom of our tinned tuna league table before a nifty u-turn

Update, 9 March 2011: both Princes and Asda have committed to removing tuna caught using fish aggregating devices in combination with purse seine nets from their supply chains by 2014. Read more >>

Having got wind of our new tinned tuna league table (see below) and the fact that it was going to come last, Tesco has done a spectacular u-turn. After being the subject of a Greenpeace investigation, it has radically improved its policy on the fishing methods it will permit for its own-brand tuna.

The climate solution? It's an energy [r]evolution we need, Mr Osborne

Posted by jossc — 16 July 2010 at 10:14am - Comments

This week Greenpeace launches our vision for a European energy revolution – a practical blueprint for a renewable energy future. Using only proven technologies we can phase out fossil-fuels, cut CO2 emissions by over 90% by 2050 and ensure energy security – without a huge reduction in living standards.

Too hot to handle: the future of civil nuclear power

Posted by bex — 6 July 2007 at 3:01pm - Comments

We've been arguing for a long time that nuclear power can't stop climate change - because replacing our whole fleet of nuclear power stations would only reduce our carbon emissions by four per cent, some time after 2024 (far too little, far too late).

The Oxford Research Group has just published an interesting study on the subject. It says that, for nuclear power to make any significant contribution to a reduction in global carbon emissions in the next two generations, the industry would have to construct nearly 3,000 new reactors globally - about one a week for 60 years.

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