Marine life flies outside UN as world meets to discuss global ocean treaty

Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations HQ in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a treaty covering all oceans outside of national borders. The large and colourful kite, representing iconic marine life, was flown from a boat on the East River, alongside an aerial banner reading “Global Oceans – Global Treaty!” The negotiations are the result of a decade-long process and could conclude as early as 2020. “The fate of our oceans is in the…

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Dame Emma Thompson leads celebs to give global brands 500-day warning: “Stop forest destruction for palm oil and save orangutans”

Dame Emma Thompson, backed by a host of other famous names, has taken aim at big brands including Unilever, Nestle and Mondelez today, as Greenpeace releases a powerful new 90-second animation that highlights how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of deforestation for palm oil. Launched globally last month, just ahead of International Orangutan Day (on August 19), the film, voiced by Emma Thompson, was also be shown across UK cinemas with thousands of screenings throughout August and September. It has been made by creative agency…

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New book explains how to give up plastic, run a beach clean-up and campaign for change

A new book by Greenpeace oceans campaigner Will McCallum, published today, gives an insight into how ocean plastic pollution became one of the most high-profile environmental issues of the decade. It offers practical advice on how to use less plastic from the bathroom, to the kitchen to the workplace. How to Give Up Plastic details the short history of campaigning to end ocean plastic pollution, explains why plastic is so problematic, and shares inspirational stories from people around the world. It offers tips for how individual people can make a…

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Ogilvy & Greenpeace Launch new plastics campaign

A new campaign launched today by Ogilvy UK and Greenpeace presents a stark vision of our future ocean if action is not taken to stem the tide of throwaway plastic pollution. It urges supermarkets to lead on reducing the amount of plastic packaging they produce, and features the voices of children who think ‘there should be millions of fish and zero per cent of plastic’ in the ocean. The impactful film, created for Greenpeace by advertising and marketing agency Ogilvy, comes off the back of a Greenpeace petition calling on…

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Greenpeace Launch Mission To Minimise Meat Production And Consumption.

In order to shift the broken meat and dairy system, Greenpeace have one ambitious goal: the reduction of meat and dairy production and consumption by at least 50% by 2050.  If left unchecked, agriculture is projected to produce 52% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, 70% of which will come from meat and dairy. We all want to live in a world with clean water,  lush forests, and  abundant and  nutritious food. We want our children to be able to grow  up strong and thrive on a…

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