What is Greenpeace?

  • (noun): An international organization that works for environmental conservation and the preservation of endangered species.

Greenpeace

Greenpeace is a non-governmental environmental organization with offices in over forty countries and with an international coordinating body in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Greenpeace states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its campaigning on world wide issues such as global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling and anti-nuclear issues. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve its goals. The global organization does not accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties, relying on 2.9 million individual supporters and foundation grants. Greenpeace has a general consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is a founding member of the INGO Accountability Charter; an international non-governmental organization that intends to foster accountability and transparency of non-governmental organizations.

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MV Greenpeace
... The MV Greenpeace (Formerly known as the Elbe) was a Greenpeace ship built in 1959 as an ocean going tug/salvage vessel ... She was purchased by Greenpeace in 1985 from the Maryland Pilotage Company, the vessel then being named MV Maryland, and transferred back to Holland to ...
Sydney Declaration - Criticism
... Environmental and climate organisations such as Greenpeace, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Climate Action Network criticised the agreement for not ... Greenpeace pointed out that Foreign Minister Alexander Downer told an APEC lecture in Melbourne in April 2007 that aspirational targets are a "political stunt" and "not a real target at all" ... One Greenpeace spokesperson said the declaration should be named the "Sydney Distraction" on climate change ...
MV Sirius
... The MV Sirius is a Greenpeace ship named after the star Sirius ... owned by the Royal Dutch Navy, was sold to Greenpeace during 1981 while in dry dock ... Sirius served as the flagship of Greenpeace Netherlands through 1998, after which she was retired ...
Local Greenpeace's - Greenteams
... Greenpeace supports small local groups of youths and children who want to join or found a "Greenteam", by providing them with free info materials and mentoring ...
London Greenpeace - Origins
... Tests", they changed their name to Greenpeace - Stop the French Tests, campaigning against the testing of French nuclear weapons in the Pacific ... London Greenpeace is not affiliated with Greenpeace ... Greenpeace was formed out of a rough coalition of various environmentalist groups in 1971, many of whom were already using the name "Greenpeace" ...