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About Greenpeace

We are passionate about protecting the Earth – the only life support system we have. We are independent. That means we can tackle power, not problems. We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change through political lobbying, citizen action and consumer pressure. And we will take peaceful direct action to protect this fragile planet and promote the solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Greenpeace was founded by a small group of activists in 1971. Today, we have a presence in more than 40 countries. While the size of the organisation may have changed, our commitment to defending the planet and promoting peace, to achieving positive change through action, and to realising our vision of a green and peaceful world is as strong as ever.

Now we are poised at a pivotal point in human history where even more must be done, and urgently, if life on Earth is to survive. What's needed now is a new map to steer by - nothing less than a radically new way of understanding and living in this world we call home.

Our vision

Our vision is to transform the world by fundamentally changing the way people think about it. We want governments, industry and each and every person to stop viewing the Earth as an inexhaustible resource and start treating it as something precious that needs our protection and careful management. We all need a planet that is ecologically healthy and able to nurture life in all its diversity. Read more about our vision »

How we make change happen

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action. This action takes many forms - from investigating and exposing environmental abuse and lobbying governments and decision makers to championing environmentally responsible and socially just solutions and taking nonviolent direct action. Throughout, we always hold true to our core values of independence, internationalism and personal responsibility. Read more »

Our impact

Our first campaign - to stop nuclear testing - eventually led to The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Since then, with the support of 2.8 million people worldwide, we’ve won hundreds of successes in our campaigns for a greener and more peaceful world. Read more about our impact »

Get active

We are only able to achieve any of this because of the generous help of our supporters who lobby governments and companies, donate money to support our campaigns, campaign locally on their high streets, fundraise for us and put their freedom on the line to protect the planet. Find out how you can get active with us »

Questions

If you have any questions about the organisation, how to get involved or anything else, these questions should help. Read more »

What We Believe

Our vision

The underlying goal of all our work is a green and peaceful world - an earth that is ecologically healthy and able to nurture life in all its diversity.

Until now, modern governments and businesses have treated the Earth as a commodity to be exploited and used up to serve human needs and desires. Our whole economic system is built on the belief that a thing is only of value if it creates money.

By these standards a forest is worthless unless it is cut down and sold. When economists balance the books, they don't take into account the value of the work that forests do to provide rainfall, regulate the climate and provide habitat for most of the world's plants and animals, not to mention food and shelter for millions of local people.

As the productivity of nations rise, the quality of life on Earth falls. But there are solutions that can transform the world into a greener, safer place to live. We are working to bring about these solutions and spread our vision of a transformed world where the environment and sustainable development comes first.

Our vision for the climate


We want climate solutions that will help us prosper without damaging the planet. We're working to replace our hugely inefficient and carbon polluting energy system with a clean energy one so that our air will be clean and our climate will be stable and healthy.  Read more about how we're working to stop climate change.

Our vision for the world's forests


We're working to protect the world's ancient forests and the plants, animals and peoples that depend on them. The Earth's rainforests should be doing the job they were made for - regulating the climate, providing rain and enabling plants, animals and people to thrive. We are exposing the causes of forest destruction and working to transform industry practices to protect the world's remaining rainforests. Read more about how we're protecting ancient forests.

Our vision for healthy oceans


We want oceans that are protected and full of abundant, healthy marine life; oceans that are carefully managed, and sustainable fishing practices that don't put marine species at risk. We are working for a global network of marine reserves across the world's oceans – sea sanctuaries where no fishing or polluting industries will be permitted - and to eliminate destructive fishing practices. This is vital to protect battered ecosystems and give threatened species time to recover. Read more about how we're defending our oceans.

Our vision for a peaceful world


Governments and industry around the world must ensure that the Earth's finite resources are shared fairly, so people have what they need to live peacefully. That way there is simply no need to fight over dwindling food, gas, oil, and water, or to develop weapons of mass destruction. We tackle the root causes of global insecurity and promote a vision of green development which is vital for living peacefully on a finite planet. Read more about how we're promoting peace.

Find out how we make change happen, and what you can do to help to realise this vision.

History

What we do

We defend the natural world and promote peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse, and championing environmentally responsible solutions

Stop climate change

Climate change isn't inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still much more needs to be done.

Go beyond oil

If we want to have healthy lives and a healthy planet we have to wean ourselves off oil. We are working to expose the lengths the oil industry is willing to go to squeeze the last barrels out of the ground and putting pressure on industry and governments to move beyond oil.

Airplot!

Climate-wrecking plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been axed. In a huge victory in the fight for genuine action against catastrophic climate change, the coalition government has cancelled the project. Which means that Airplot, the piece of land slap bang in the middle of the proposed third runway site at Heathrow and collectively owned by tens of thousands of people from around the world, probably won't now be needed.

Icebergs in Greenland

Save the Arctic

The fragile Arctic is under threat from both climate change and oil drilling. As climate change melts the Arctic ice, oil companies are moving in to extract more of the fossil fuels that caused the melt in the first place. But above the Arctic circle, freezing temperatures, a narrow drilling window and a remote location mean that an oil spill would be almost impossible to deal with. It's a catastrophe waiting to happen. Greenpeace is working to halt climate change and to stop this new oil rush at the top of the world.

Energy

Reducing CO2 emissions from energy generation is key to tackling climate change. Over the coming years, the UK's ageging coal, gas and nuclear power stations will need replacing and we have to decide what comes next. Do we want a clean energy future and a thriving green economy or do we rebuild the expensive, polluting energy dinosaurs?

We're campaigning for a clean energy future. A stronger green economy with new jobs and growth. Clean, efficient renewable energy and to end CO2 emissions from electricity generation.

Protect forests

The Earth's ancient forests form some of the most diverse ecosystems known to science and are vital in regulating the world's climate. But eighty per cent of them have already been destroyed or degraded, and the remaining forests are under threat. Greenpeace is working to end illegal and destructive logging of the world's ancient forests, and to protect the rights of the indigenous peoples and species that depend on them.

Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Indonesia's rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, rich in endemic species, and vital in regulating the Earth's climate. But these forests are being torn down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations - making Indonesia the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as orang-utans with extinction. Greenpeace is campaigning globally to protect Indonesia's rainforests.

Protect the Amazon rainforest

As the largest remaining rainforest on Earth, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world; almost half of all known species live in the Amazon. Sadly, it's also experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation on the planet. While our Amazon campaign has had some remarkable successes over the past few years, there is still much more to do to protect the Amazon.

Defend oceans

We are totally dependent on our oceans. But, we're damaging them on a scale unimaginable to most people. Destructive fishing, polluting industries and climate change are threatening the survival of whole marine ecosystems, as species are driven towards extinction as their habitats are destroyed.

Tuna: on the brink of extinction

Tuna - one of the world's favourite fish - provides a critical part of the diet of millions of people across the globe. It is also the core of the luxury sashimi markets. But rampant over-fishing is pushing these incredible creatures to the brink of extinction; there simply aren't enough fish to sustain the world's voracious appetite for tuna.

Lion fish in the Maldives

Marine reserves

A growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates what we at Greenpeace have been saying for a long time: that the establishment of large-scale networks of marine reserves, urgently needed to protect marine species and their habitats, could be key to reversing global fisheries decline.

Defend oceans

We are totally dependent on our oceans. But, we're damaging them on a scale unimaginable to most people. Destructive fishing, polluting industries and climate change are threatening the survival of whole marine ecosystems, as species are driven towards extinction as their habitats are destroyed.

Be a fisherman's friend

An overhaul of the law that governs fishing in Europe only happens every 10 years, so we need to make sure that this time, it works.  We want a Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) that supports sustainable fishing, ends discards and puts the health of our seas first.  

Here's why the Common Fisheries Policy needs fixing.

Work for peace and disarmament

40 years ago the international community got together and agreed to work towards eliminating nuclear weapons. But these terrifying weapons of mass destruction are still with us. Greenpeace believes that it’s time for the nine nuclear countries - including Britain - to start serious negotiations to reduce and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals, and focus instead on the real challenge facing the world - building a safer, greener future for us all.

Eliminating toxic chemicals

Toxics threaten our water, air, land, oceans - and our future.

Synthetic chemicals put the global health of humanity and the environment at risk, as the world's industries fail to research the potential impacts on our planet.

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