New Greenpeace report finds Europe’s biggest airlines failing over climate claims

The seven biggest European airline groups are failing to take sufficient measures to reduce their CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, according to a new report commissioned by Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe. While European airlines would need to reduce at least 2% of flights annually by 2040 to be in line with the 1.5°C climate target, none of the companies analysed has annual reduction goals for its greenhouse gas emissions, has committed to reduce flights, or pledged to fully decarbonise by 2040. The report concludes that there…

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Audit proposals not enough to clean-up scandal-ridden industry, campaigners say

The UK government’s audit reform proposals don’t go far enough to fix the scandal-ridden industry, not least because they fail to adequately cover fundamental issues like climate change and reform of underlying accounting principles, warned 9 campaign groups and experts including Greenpeace, ClientEarth, the Fair Tax Foundation and academics from Sheffield and City Universities. Professor Atul Shah, City University, said: “It’s been over 4 years since the Carillion scandal, but despite numerous reports and a parliamentary inquiry the government has set out watered down plans with no clear implementation date.…

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Greenpeace, The Women’s Institute and The Muslim Council of Britain join a global coalition to demand the five top plastic polluters switch to reusable packaging for World Refill Day

A coalition of over 400 global organisations, including Greenpeace, The Women’s Institute and The Muslim Council of Britain have joined forces on World Refill Day to demand that the five companies named as the biggest plastic polluters commit to tackling plastic pollution through ‘transparent, ambitious and accountable reuse and refill systems’ in an open letter. The letter coordinated by environmental not-for-profit City to Sea, calls on the 5 biggest plastic polluters; Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, and Procter & Gamble to tackle their plastic pollution impact by switching from single-use to affordable and accessible refillable and reusable packaging. In the…

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‘Artivists’ create giant murals around the world as part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary

Influential Swiss artist duo Queen Kong kicked off a six month international art project with Greenpeace, Hope through Action, which will see giant murals painted in 12 countries around the world. The murals are part of Greenpeace’s 50th anniversary commemoration, which on 15 September 2021 marked five decades of campaigning, creative activism and nonviolent direct action. The first mural appeared this month in Zürich. “‘Artivism’ was a presence in the first ever Greenpeace voyage in 1971, when the crew painted a banner combining both the ecology and peace symbols onto…

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Waitrose ranked first for efforts to reduce plastics in Greenpeace report as it confirms latest plans for refillables test

Waitrose has topped the EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and Greenpeace table of UK supermarkets for efforts to reduce plastics across its shops and products for the second year in a row. The report acknowledges that Waitrose reported an absolute plastic reduction of 6.1% since 2017 across both its own-brand and branded ranges – the lowest plastic use per unit market share of the supermarkets, while also highlighting its refillable pilot scheme.   Waitrose pioneered the launch of its refillable range in some of its shops in 2019 with ‘Waitrose Unpacked’…

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