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Apple announces commitment to 100% recycled materials, major step for IT sector – Greenpeace response

San Francisco, 19 April 2017 – Apple officially announced today its major new commitment to tackle the environmental impact caused by electronics production, becoming the first major IT company to commit to using 100% recycled materials for its products. In response to today’s news, Greenpeace Senior IT Analyst Gary Cook said: “Apple’s commitment to 100%

Westinghouse bankruptcy underscores meltdown of the global nuclear industry – Greenpeace

Tokyo, 29 March 2017 – The board of Westinghouse’s parent company, Toshiba, today approved the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for its drowning U.S. company – a defining moment in the decades-long downward spiral of the global nuclear power industry. Toshiba/Westinghouse is responsible for building more nuclear reactors worldwide than any other entity. With the

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 – Greenpeace

Seoul, 27 March 2017 – Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and global protests addressing the environmental impact of the recall. “People around the world signed petitions, emailed

Greenpeace releases images showing Great Barrier Reef suffering coral bleaching for the second year in a row

Sydney, 10 March 2017 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific today releases shocking photos and footage documenting the Great Barrier Reef’s first severe coral bleaching to happen two years in a row. The bleaching is the result of 12 months of above-average sea temperatures, which is “cooking the reef alive”. Brett Monroe Garner, a conservation photographer and

China forecasts fourth year of stable or declining CO2 emissions, as world awaits Trump climate action – Greenpeace

Beijing, 28 February 2017 – China is forecasting a significant drop in CO2 emissions of approximately 1%, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s analysis of China’s National Energy Administration forecasts for 2017. [1] This would be the fourth year in a row of either zero growth or a decline in CO2 emissions. The encouraging news reinforces

China raises hopes for continued climate change action at Davos – Greenpeace

17 January 2017, Davos – Chinese President Xi Jinping today addressed the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Under the theme “responsive and responsible leadership”, Xi offered his view on a set of global issues including climate change, urging all parties to stick to the Paris Agreement instead of walking away from it,

Governments failing to enact even modest biodiversity targets, warns Greenpeace at biodiversity summit

Cancun, 4 December 2016 – The 13th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, meeting in Cancun from 4-17 December, will review progress made towards the implementation of previous key commitments, especially the “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020” and the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, agreed in 2010. Commenting on the

IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2016 – Greenpeace response

Hong Kong, 15 November 2016 – The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report World Energy Outlook 2016 outlines the world’s future energy mix, but refuses to take full account of the breakthrough of renewable energy taking place across the world. “The IEA now admits it has long underestimated renewable energy, but astonishingly little has changed about its projections.

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Seoul, 1 November 2016 – Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy institution based in Germany, 4.3 million smartphones contain more than 20 metric tonnes of Cobalt, approximately more

Greenpeace blockades palm oil trader IOI in Rotterdam

Imported palm oil linked to fires, forest destruction and human rights abuses Rotterdam, 27 September 2016 – Greenpeace activists closed off access for all imports and exports from palm oil trader IOI this morning in the harbour of Rotterdam, palm oil’s gateway into Europe. Palm oil from companies involved in forest destruction, peatland fires and